Australia is home to many stunning waterfalls, and with international travel on hold, what better time than now to experience some of the best.
Wallaman Falls, QLD
This single-drop waterfall is the country’s tallest, at 268 metres, and is located in North Queensland just two hours out of Townsville. For those in need of extra motivation, Wallaman Falls is set in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics of Queensland, meaning you can tick off two distinct landmarks in one visit.
Millaa Millaa Falls, QLD
This plunge waterfall may only be listed as a Queensland Heritage Site, but that does not make it any less nourishing a visit – a trip to these falls can be supplemented with a swim at its base. Located in Far North Queensland’s Tablelands region, Millaa Millaa Falls is located within the well-known ‘waterfall circuit’, which includes other similar features such as Elinjaa Falls and Zillie Falls. The area is well worth exploring
Ebor Falls, NSW
It’s hard not to have at least one fall from New South Wales’ Waterfall Way on this list, and we’ve chosen the town of Ebor’s titular waterfall. If you have time to stop off at only one, make sure it’s Ebor Falls, a 115-metretall, two-drop, tiered cascade. Following your visit, head into the charming town centre for a coffee.
Russell Falls, TAS
Arguably Australia’s most stunning waterfall, Russell Falls is a tieredcascade fall nestled within Tasmania’s Central Highlands. Set on the eastern boundary of Mount Field National Park, the falls were once recognised as one of eight tableaus chosen on a set of the state’s postage stamps.