Track Summary:
  • Track name: Tchupala Falls
  • Area: Tablelands
  • Track Class: Graded Track
  • Type of walk: Return
  • Length: Short
  • Time: 30min
  • Distance: 0.80km
  • Difficulty: Easy
Activities & Interests:
  • Lookout mountain top
  • Waterfall
Track description:

Tchupala Falls is part of a network of walks in the Palmerston section of Wooroonooran National Park. It can be walked separately or as part of a longer walk from Henrietta Creek to Tchupala Falls Trackhead and possibly on to Crawfords Lookout and the North Johnstone River. Wooroonooran National Park is an integral part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Its fertile soils and extremely wet climate have fostered some of the oldest continually surviving rainforests on earth, making this area of universal importance and value. Tchupala Falls is just a pleasant stroll down from the trackhead. Cascading over two major falls, they can be viewed from above at the lookout, or you can walk down a set of concrete stairs to view the lower falls. Be careful if the steps are slippery. The walk from Tchupala Falls to Crawfords Lookout has been closed due to cyclone damage.

How to get there:

Wooroonooran National Park (Palmerston section) is situated on the Palmerston Highway, midway between Innisfail and Millaa Millaa (63 kilometres). The series of connected walks near the Palmerston Highway can be found between Crawfords Lookout on the eastern edge and Henrietta Creek, 5.5 kilometres west toward Millaa Millaa. The Tchupala Falls Trackhead carpark can be found about 2 kilometres west of Crawfords Lookout. Goolagan Creek is only about one kilometre east of Henrietta Creek.

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More information:

If you would like more information about the walks near the Palmerston Highway:

Visit the NPRSR webpage for Palmerston (Doongan), Wooroonooran National Park where you can book campsites and check closures.

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