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Davies Creek Falls

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Published October 31st 2018
Off the beaten track nature experience
Near Mareeba, in the Tropical North Queensland wilderness, a natural wonderland is nestled in the picturesque Davies Creek National Park and Dinden National Park. The Davies Creek Falls calls this lush National Park home.

The magnificent Davies Creek Waterfall cascades over massive granite boulders, creating a wonderful feature to the National Park. It is surrounded by the impressive Clohesy River Fig Tree as well as lush rainforest that cloak the wetter eastern side of the range, where Lake Morris (main water reservoir for Cairns) is situated alongside Eucalypt woodland that occupies the drier rain-shadowed areas on the western slopes.

Between these two beautiful contrasting vegetation types, a rare strip of forest type can be found- the wet sclerophyll. These trees can be seen surrounding Davies Creek Falls.

Davies Creek Falls is also home to many bushwalks ranging from short return walks to the more strenuous Kahlpahlim Rock Circuit, boardwalk as well as camping sites.

Other activities that can be enjoyed at this tranquil natural attraction include relaxing under the canopying trees, enjoying the sun-warmed water-sculpted rocks or enjoying the small rock pools abounding with opportunity to enjoy a refreshing paddle in them. (The little ones will also enjoy wondering over the rocks and having a dip in the shallow pools).

If you are feeling slightly adventurous, negotiate the rocks to the top of the waterfall and here you will be welcomed with swimming holes, making it another great spot to cool down.

At the top of the hill above the Waterfall, you will discover a gravel path which leads to a lookout. The huge rock platform allows you to see straight down to the Falls and to the rockpool below. There are also many breathtaking views down the creek and across Mareeba and the Tableland in the distance.

For the perfect city escape and day trip experience, Davies Creek Falls is a must on the list of things to do this weekend!

Facilities nearby include BBQ areas, toilets, picnic and camping areas.

Getting here:

Turn left at the Davies Creek sign (few minutes before Mareeba) and head down the unsealed dirt Davies Creek Road till you reach the sign- Davies Creek Falls. The road is suitable for non-4WD vehicles. Do note the gravel road has corrugations and narrow turning points making it unsuitable for caravans.

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Why? Discover a hidden gem
When: All year round
Where: Davies Creek National Park and Dinden National Park, Davies Creek Road, Mareeba
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Gorgeous pictures.
by Bastion Harrison (score: 4|12643) 1690 days ago
A stunning area, Gypsy Rose - love your photos!
by Elaine (score: 3|9412) 1690 days ago
Thank you, Bryony Harrison :)
by Gypsy Rose (score: 2|764) 1689 days ago
Thank you, Elaine :)
by Gypsy Rose (score: 2|764) 1689 days ago
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