Murray Falls

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Murray Falls
Murray Falls.jpg
Murray Falls, in 2013
Murray Falls is located in Queensland
Murray Falls
Location Far North Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 18°09′10″S 145°49′09″E / 18.15278°S 145.81917°E / -18.15278; 145.81917Coordinates: 18°09′10″S 145°49′09″E / 18.15278°S 145.81917°E / -18.15278; 145.81917[1][2]
Type Cascade
Total height 20–30 metres (66–98 ft)[3]
Number of drops 1
Watercourse Murray River[4]

The Murray Falls, a cascade waterfall on the Murray River, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Wet Tropics in the Far North region of Queensland, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The Murray Falls are situated in the Girramay National Park, approximately 38 kilometres (24 mi) southwest of Tully,[4] off the Bruce Highway between Tully and Cardwell. The falls descend between 20–30 metres (66–98 ft)[3] and may be viewed from a boardwalk and viewing platform.[5] A short walking track through the rainforest leads to a lookout, where the falls and the Murray Valley can be viewed.[4][6] In the year ended 2012, the falls received an estimated 31,500 visitors.[4]

In 2003, a man died in hospital after falling at the falls.[7]

Other waterfalls in the Cardwell district include Wallaman Falls, Blencoe Falls and Attie Creek Falls.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murray Falls (QLD)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ "Murray Falls (entry 23611)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Murray Falls". World of Waterfalls. Johnny T. Cheng. 16 May 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c d Bentrupperbäumer, J. M (November 2002). "WTWHA Site Level Visitor Survey Dry & Wet Season 2001/02: Murray Falls" (PDF) (PDF). James Cook University and the Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Murray Falls". Cardwell Shire Council. Archived from the original on 14 September 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Murray Falls, Girramay National Park". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. Government of Queensland. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tourist dies at Murray Falls". ABC News Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 21 January 2003. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 

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