Nandroya Falls, Wallicher Falls and Tchupala Falls: Wooroonooran National Park

Within walking distance of the Henrietta Creek Campground are three spectacular waterfalls.

Nandroya Falls

The wide cascade and tall drop of the double tiered Nandroya Falls is reached by a moderate 6km circuit trail that leaves from the Henrietta Creek campground.

Nandroya Falls bottom tier, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: MBImagery
Nandroya Falls bottom tier, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: MBImagery
Nandroya Falls bottom tier, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: EmilyJulka
Nandroya Falls bottom tier, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: EmilyJulka
Nandroya Falls top tier, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: ExploreWanderland.com
Nandroya Falls top tier, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: ExploreWanderland.com
Nandroya Falls top tier, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: LoveThyWalrus
Nandroya Falls top tier, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: LoveThyWalrus
Nandroya Falls bottom tier, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: Mitch.Cox
Nandroya Falls bottom tier, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: Mitch.Cox
Nandroya Falls bottom tier, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: Space_Zombie
Nandroya Falls bottom tier, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: Space_Zombie
Nandroya Falls walk, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: OurWalkAbout.com
Nandroya Falls walk, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: OurWalkAbout.com

Wallicher and Tchupala Falls

The Wallicher Falls trail leaves Henrietta Creek campground, passing Gooligans picnic area. It’s an easy 2.5 km walk (5 km return). Keep going another 1.2 km and you will reach Tchapala Falls. The walk to both falls will be just over 7 km return.

Tchapala Falls and Wallicher Falls can also be reached from a trail head off the Palmerston Highway. From here, Tchapala Falls are just 500 metres away, while Wallicher Falls are 1 km away.

Tchapala Falls, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: Negative_Commander
Tchapala Falls, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: Negative_Commander
Wallicher Falls, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: CampingNorthQLD.com.au
Wallicher Falls, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: CampingNorthQLD.com.au
Wallicher Falls, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: World-of-waterfalls.com
Wallicher Falls, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: World-of-waterfalls.com

Johnston River Lookout Walk

This walk (also called North Johnston Lookout) does not leave from the campground, but a few kilometres east along the Palmerston highway. It is a strenuous 4 km return walk but worth it for the breath taking views. The track starts from Crawford’s Lookout. Look for the signs on the Palmerston Highway, or find it in the southern border of Wooroonooran National Park on the map below.

Johnston River Lookout, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: Astriid_G
Johnston River Lookout, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo: Astriid_G

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2 thoughts on “Nandroya Falls, Wallicher Falls and Tchupala Falls: Wooroonooran National Park

  1. My parents bought a small cane farm in Japoonvale in 1953 , right next to liverpool creek. Our neighbour was Mick Spitieri. I started school at Mena creek in 1954, I could only speak Italian. I learned english really fast. My parents were George and Flavia Lukic. In 1955 we moved to mackay.I now live in Sydney age 71. Still have memories of the hard NQ rural life. No mod cons at all. Sam Lukie.

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    1. Sam, thank you for taking the time to share your story. I bet you’ve seen some changes over the years! North Queensland has become a big tourist destination now, although it still has plenty of wilderness. 🙂

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