Millaa Millaa

Millaa Millaa Falls, Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Population 289

Millaa Millaa is at the southern edge of the Atherton Tableland, and is central to a thriving dairy industry. The 17-kilometre Waterfall Circuit and rainforest-clad Wooroonooran National Park are just two of the natural attractions that bring visitors to the mild climate of this town.

Visitor Information

Millaa Millaa Tourist Park, Millaa Millaa–Malanda Rd; (07) 4097 2290

Nearby national parks

  • Wooroonooran National Park

    Part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Wooroonooran National Park boasts the two highest mountains in Queensland, along with wild...more

  • Mount Hypipamee National Park

    This small, but very beautiful, high-altitude rainforest national park boasts a number of ‘must-see’ features. The first is an...more

  • Millstream Falls National Park

    Part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the centrepiece of Millstream Falls National Park in the Atherton Tableland is Big Millstream...more

Nearby towns

  • Ravenshoe

    At 930 metres, Ravenshoe is the highest town in Queensland. Situated on the Atherton Tableland, it is surrounded by World Heritage...more

  • Yungaburra

    Yungaburra is a historic town on the edge of the Atherton Tableland. Originally a resting spot for miners, it was slow to develop. The...more

  • Herberton

    Known as the 'Village in the Hills', Herberton sits about 1000 metres above sea level on the south-west ranges of the Atherton Tableland....more

In Town

Eacham Historical Society Museum: documents history of local area, with special interest in dairy and timber industries; opening times vary, contact museum for more information; Main St; (07) 4097 2147.


Wooroonooran National Park, Palmerston section More than 500 types of rainforest trees means the landscape in this park is both diverse and breathtaking. Walks include a 5 km return track leading to spectacular gorge views at Crawford's Lookout and a short 800 m track to glimpse the Tchupala Falls. A popular activity in the park is whitewater rafting on the North Johnstone River; companies include RnR Adventures; bookings on (07) 4041 9444. Access via Palmerston Hwy; (07) 4061 5900; 25 km SW.

Waterfall Circuit This 17 km circuit road includes the Zillie, Ellinjaa and Mungalli falls, as well as the popular Millaa Millaa Falls, a great spot for swimming, with walks leading to other waterfalls. The circuit road is mostly sealed and the route leaves and rejoins Palmerston Hwy east of town.

Millaa Millaa Lookout: panoramic views of tablelands and national parks; 6 km W.

Misty Mountains walking trails: short- and long-distance tracks through World Heritage–listed Wet Tropics, many of which follow traditional Aboriginal paths of the Jirrbal and Mamu people; details from visitor centre.

Hillside Eden Garden: award-winning garden featured on the television program Better Homes and Gardens, with stunning camellias and rhododendrons; Tarzali, 20 km N.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Tinaroo 38 km

Lake Tinaroo is built across the Barron River Gorge in the Atherton Tablelands; about two hours’ drive from Cairns via Gordonvale and Yungaburra. The lake was the first of Queensland’s impoundments stocked... Find out more

Russell Heads 50 km

Russell Heads is the junction and estuary system of the Russell and Mulgrave Rivers, south of Cairns. I was fishing with Kieran Livingstone who had a Cairns Custom Craft aluminium, a solid boat ideal for river and... Find out more

Campsites around town

Henrietta Creek camping area 18 km

Accessible by 2WD, this grassy camping area is signposted off the Palmerston Hwy, 38 km from Innisfail. There are 3 numbered and 20 unnumbered sites. The park’s Wet Tropics’ endemics include the tiny musky... Find out more

Junction camping area (bush camping) 22 km

At the western end of the Mt Bartle Frere Trail, campers can walk in or access the site via road (unsuitable for conventional vehicles when wet). Go birdwatching during the day and search for possums by spotlight at... Find out more

Big Rock camping area (walk-in camping) 25 km

The Big Rock camp clearing is a 3 km walk north-west of the Josephine Falls parking area, and is suitable for self-sufficient campers only. For experienced walkers, Josephine Falls is the starting point for the difficult... Find out more

Eastern Summit camping area (walk-in camping) 25 km

This campground for self-sufficient campers has excellent views over Innisfail and the undulating Atherton Tableland. The site is 4 km north-west of Big Rock camping area and 7 km from the Josephine Falls parking area.... Find out more

Western Summit camping area (walk-in camping) 25 km

Accessible only on foot, this campground is an 8 km walk from the Junction camping area at the Atherton Tableland (west) end of the walking trail. The Bartle Frere summit is just 750 m from this camp. There are no... Find out more

Tully Gorge camping area 28 km

Accessible by 2WD via a bitumen road, this grassy site is the only campground in the national park available to non-hikers. A 375 m return, wheelchair-accessible rainforest walk starts from the picnic and camping area.... Find out more

Goldsborough Valley camping area 32 km

This grassy, shady site for self-sufficient campers is on the banks of the Mulgrave River, 25 km south-west of Gordonvale. There are 4 numbered sites for e-permit holders, each with its own alcove. Open fires are... Find out more

The Boulders camping area 33 km

This campground beside a creek is 6 km west of Babinda on Boulders Rd, with signposted access off the Bruce Hwy. There are 5 sites with no more than 5 people per site. There is a maximum stay of 48 hr.... Find out more

Babinda Creek camping area 38 km

This campground beside the creek is a great spot for camping with kids. It’s east of the Bruce Hwy on Howard Kennedy Dr in Babinda, 24 km north of Innisfail. There is a maximum stay of 72 hr.... Find out more

Discovery Holiday Parks – Lake Tinaroo 38 km

Just 150 m from Lake Tinaroo, this caravan park has an excellent range of facilities for a comfortable stay after a day of boating or waterskiing on the lake. Other activities include fishing for barramundi or sooty... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park 30 km

On the outskirts of Atherton, about 2 km from the town centre, this tidy park has large shady trees and makes a good base for a few days while exploring the area. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park 38 km

This park is located on Tinaroo Dam, 17 km from Atherton. It is popular with anglers who come year round to catch barramundi from the stocked reservoir. The park has good basic facilities. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more

Innot Hot Springs and Leisure Park 43 km

Located in the centre of the small township, this place has good facilities and the local hotel is just a short walk away. A relaxing dip in the spring-fed pools in the park is most enjoyable at the end of the day.... Find out more

Walkamin Central Van Park 47 km

This is a relatively new owner-operated park adjacent to the Kennedy Highway. There are excellent amenities and a large central building with a camp kitchen and large open fireplace. There is not a lot of shade, but we... Find out more

Flying Fish Point Tourist Park 49 km

This quality owner-operated park is across the road from the beach in this small community about 7 km from Innisfail. The park puts on cooked dinners on Saturday nights and has happy hour on Wednesday. It also offers... Find out more

Mount Garnet Travellers Park 57 km

This is a spacious park with shade and green grass in a quieter off-highway position. It has good amenities. Bookings required at Easter and long weekends.... Find out more

King Reef Resort 60 km

This beachside caravan park is part of a hotel complex. It has good basic facilities and is very popular during holiday periods. Meals and normal hotel services are available. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

The Canopy, near Malanda 12 km

Located at Tarzali, this place comprises six beautiful glass and timber treehouses set in 40 hectares of rainforest that has never been logged, with Lumholtz tree-kangaroos creeping around, green ringtail possums,... Find out more

Possum Valley Rainforest Cottages 13 km

Near Millaa Millaa, the two secluded bush cabins here, on 62 hectares of bushland and rainforest, can sleep up to eight people each, and are completely powered by solar technology and a small water turbine in Possum... Find out more

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat 24 km

By renting out nine elegant eco-accredited treehouses (near Malanda), the owners have funded a massive weed-clearing and revegetation program – including planting 20 000 trees – on their 92-hectare property,... Find out more

Rest areas around town

The Boulders camping area 34 km

T/O at Babinda

Small campground located 6km west of the highway via the main street. Near a picnic area in the rainforest. Limited sites.

Tully Gorge camping area 35 km

T/O into main street through Tully

Pleasant campground surrounded by rainforest on the banks of the Tully River in Tully Gorge State Forest. Located 40km north-west of Tully. Good facilities and shade.

Babinda rest area 38 km

T/O at Babinda

Secluded area on a riverbank located 500m south-east of the highway via the old Bruce Hwy.

Fred Drew rest area 40 km

4km N of Innisfail (L) or 26km S of Babinda (R)

Just off the road at the junction with the Palmerston Hwy.

Bramston Beach camping area 47 km

At Bramston Beach

Idyllic foreshore campground situated 17km east of the highway.

Gordonvale park area 49 km

33km N of Babinda (R) or 27km S of Cairns (L)

Just off the highway at the Mulgrave River.

Diggers Creek rest area 52 km

18km N of Tully (R) or 34km S of Innisfail (L)

Small area adjacent to the highway.

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