Malanda Falls

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Malanda Falls
Malanda Falls, 2016.jpg
Malanda Falls, 2016
Malanda Falls is located in Queensland
Malanda Falls
Location Far North Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 17°21′18″S 145°35′11″E / 17.35500°S 145.58639°E / -17.35500; 145.58639Coordinates: 17°21′18″S 145°35′11″E / 17.35500°S 145.58639°E / -17.35500; 145.58639[1]
Type Cascade
Number of drops 1
Watercourse North Johnstone River

The Malanda Falls is a cascade waterfall on the North Johnstone River, located in the Tablelands Region in the Far North of Queensland, Australia.[2]

Location and features[edit]

The falls are situated on the Atherton Tableland, near the town of Malanda. They are within the Malanda Falls Conservation Park.[3]The North Johnstone River is prone to significant flooding in the wet season. There are two 20-minute walks in the surrounding rainforest, with a chance of seeing a tree kangaroo.[4] The visitor centre books guided walks with aboriginal guides. It also has displays on the rainforest, geology and history of Malanda. The visitor centre and museum burnt down in 2010 and was rebuilt in 2013.

The swimming pool and associated infrastructure is very popular with locals and tourists. The Malanda Falls Swimming Pool is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register as an early example of tourist infrastructure in North Queensland.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Malanda Falls (QLD)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ "Malanda Falls - waterfall in the Tablelands Region (entry 48448)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Malanda Falls Conservation Area - conservation park in the Tablelands Region (entry 39543)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Malanda Falls Conservation Area: Nature, culture and history". Department of Environment and Resource Management. Government of Queensland. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Malanda Falls Swimming Pool (entry 602733)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Malanda Falls at Wikimedia Commons