Halls Falls Herberton Range National Park

Halls Falls is one of those locals’ secret spots. A series of cascading waterfalls tumbling down a remote mountainside in the Herberton Range National Park. If you want to run away and find somewhere off the beaten track, this is definitely the place – it’s remote, it’s beautiful and the cool pool will definitely refresh and revive you. Pack some snacks, grab your towel and get ready to go somewhere new.

Halls Falls is just a 15-minute walk from the car park. Pack your towel and shoes.

Halls Falls Herberton Range National Park

Halls Falls is not as easy to find as you’d think and don’t trust Google maps. It is located on East Hill Road, Upper Barron, just outside of Wondecla which is south of Herberton. From the ‘main road’ – which is Longlands Gap Road – you turn on to Rolley Road and then East Hill Road and follow this until you get to the car park which is sign-posted ‘Halls Falls’. There’s limited mobile reception, so plan your path before getting there. This journey – as long as you stick to the road – is fine for normal vehicles.

From the car park, it’s a relatively easy walk to Halls Falls, although it’s not sealed and shoes are recommended. Most the way is shaded by trees – keep your eyes peeled for pretty, seasonal flowers. At the end, it’s a short but steep climb down to the swimming pool with space to spread out towels and baskets. Entry to the pool itself is pretty easy, with the rocks forming natural steps and ledges. The view and ambience – amazing.

Halls Falls What You Need To Know

Halls Falls is located in the Herberton Range National Park, accessed from Wondecla. It does not have any facilities (toilets or tables) and the walking track is not sealed, so make sure you are wearing shoes. It’s a relatively easy walk to the pool, 520m return from the car park. As above, it can be difficult to find with lots of winding paths and trails (we went astray and ended up in the bush somewhere at first), so map your path before you leave. Depending on the time of day you visit, take some snacks so you can have a picnic at the pool. Ice-creams and refreshments can be purchased from the Wondecla Road House, which is right near the turn off the main road on to Rolley Road. It is suitable for families with older children (ours is 9 years old) but I would definitely not take little kids.

  • Unsealed Walking Tracks
  • Natural Cascading Waterfall
  • Cool ‘Pool’ For Swimming
  • No Facilities On Site
  • 520m Return Walk From Car Park
  • Herberton Range National Park
  • No Crocodiles

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Julie was born in Cairns and grew up running around in the cane fields south of the city. She has explored, breathed and loved everything about our amazing Cairns region her whole life. Excited to be able share this wonderful place with our son and see it all again through ‘new’ eyes. Watch this space for more info on the people, places, destinations and things you can do up here.

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