Tully Falls

Coordinates: 17°47′00″S 145°34′00″E / 17.78333°S 145.56667°E / -17.78333; 145.56667
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Tully Falls
Tully Falls, in 1959
Tully Falls is located in Queensland
Tully Falls
LocationFar North Queensland, Australia
Coordinates17°47′00″S 145°34′00″E / 17.78333°S 145.56667°E / -17.78333; 145.56667[1][2]
TypeHorsetail chute
Elevation673 metres (2,208 ft) AHD[3]
Total height180–210 metres (590–690 ft)[4]
Number of drops1
WatercourseTully River

The Tully Falls, a horsetail chute waterfall on the Tully River, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Wet Tropics in the Far North region of Queensland, Australia. It formed the eastern boundary of the Dyirbal.

Location and features[edit]

From the Atherton Tableland at an approximate elevation of 673 metres (2,208 ft)[3] above sea level, the falls descend in the range of 180–210 metres (590–690 ft)[4] into the Tully Gorge National Park, near the town of Ravenshoe. Access to the falls is via a 1.6-kilometre (0.99 mi) graded track.[5]

Most of the water that would have otherwise flowed over the falls has been diverted to the Kareeya Hydro Power Station and dammed by Koombooloomba Dam. As a result, the falls flow only during a big wet season.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tully Falls (QLD)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ "Tully Falls (entry 35300)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Map of Tully Falls, QLD (the town)". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Tully Falls". World Waterfall Database. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Things to Do Tully Falls". Wet Tropics Management Authority. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2008.