We are quite fortunate in Australia to have such a diverse range, incredible and beautiful nature attractions, including mighty and magnificent waterfalls and North Queensland certainly has no shortage of showing off their propitious when it comes to waterfalls.
The stairs from the carpark leading to the mighty Falls.
The magnificent Millaa Millaa Falls is 18.3 metres high and cascades perfectly to a pristine waterhole below where a refreshing swim in its cool waters tempts you. It was formed on a volcanic basalt which has weathered to create distinctive vertical striations (pipe formations) in the surface of the rock giving the Falls its pleasing textural backdrop.
Millaa Millaa Falls was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 2005. It is a place of importance due to its aesthetic significance, which lies both in its natural beauty and picturesque qualities as well as its iconic representation, both nationally and internationally.
Reading the history of the spectacular Millaa Millaa Falls
Millaa Millaa Falls is no doubt a spectacular and majestic waterfall, even though it might be the most frequented Falls in the Atherton Tablelands, it is a must visit and do not forget to bring your camera!
MaMu Aboriginal phrase referring to the rainforest vine Elaeagnus Triflora whose fruit appears from May to February.
The Falls were discovered during exploration of overland routes to connect the Herberton mining fields with Queensland coastal ports.
In 1882, tracks were blazed through the rainforest close to the Falls by both Sub Inspector Alexander Douglas and Christie Palmerston and was mapped an improved track through the area during 1884-1885.
In the 1920s, a quarry was established next to Millaa Millaa Falls to supply a nearby crushing plant with stone, which was used to produce road-making materials.
Millaa Millaa Falls was almost threatened to damage or being destroyed by blasting and excavation. This was stopped and protected by the Millaa Millaa Progress Association, and by the mid-1920s it had become a popular stop for tours of the Atherton Tablelands.
In the late 1950s ,Millaa Millaa Falls was upgraded and extended, a small carpark was constructed, and public facilities were added to the site including toilets, shelter shed, and barbecues.