Water Activities Atherton Tablelands
Discover crater lakes and waterfalls left by ancient volcanic activity offering a variety of water activities.
There’s nothing better than water activities with a magnificent view of the tropical rainforest, and that’s what the Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and surrounds offer.
Waterfalls water activities
You can’t visit the Atherton Tablelands without doing the water activities waterfall circuit! Each of the waterfalls is a classic cascade and unique in their way. You will marvel as they leap from the cliffs and plunge into the darkness of the pools below. They offer a place to soak your body and purify your mind after a long hike on gorgeous rainforest trails. Below are a few of our favourites we believe are unmissable.
Millaa Millaa falls by far the most popular of all the Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls. Surrounded by stunning rainforest, the water cascades down into a beautiful waterhole.
Mungalli Falls is found in the Mount Hypipamee National Park. You will tick two spectacular locations off your list in the one place. Mount Hypipamee is a crater lake, with solid granite walls rising 58 metres above the surface.
Malanda Falls is situated on the North Johnstone River. The falls cascade over basalt rock formed by an ancient lava flow that spread from the Mount Hypipamee area.
Millstream Falls has located 3 km from the township of Ravenshoe. Big Millstream Falls is by all accounts the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia.
Lake water activities
There’s a trio of lakes perfect for water activities on the Atherton Tablelands that are incredible for their natural beauty.
Lake Tinaroo. An hour from Mareeba and a human-made marvel. Protected from the winds and oppressive humidity of the lower regions. Tinaroo Dam is one of the three largest water storages in Queensland. Supplying water from the Barron River to local farming and supplementing the Barron Gorge Hydro-Electricity Station.
Lake Barrine. Not far from Yungabuurra and features a deep crater lake surrounded by cool lush rainforest. Part of the Crater Lakes National Park, it was formed by two massive volcanic explosions.
Lake Eacham. Yet another spectacular crater lake. Enjoy the serene blue water surrounded by lush rainforest. Here you can take a refreshing dip or wander the viewing decks for uninterrupted water views. There is a 3 km walk on a shaded circuit around the 50ha area and includes wildlife and bird watching opportunities.