Girringun National Park
Girringun National Park, part of the traditional lands of the Warrgamaygan people, comprises four sections: Blencoe Falls, Dalrymple Gap, Mount Fox and Wallaman Falls. The Wallaman Falls section in the Herbert River Valley is the most accessible, with Wallaman Falls plunging 300 metres off the Seaview Range, making it the longest single-drop waterfall in Australia. The gorge here supports rainforest with palms, umbrella trees and ﬁgs, while around the rim grow casuarinas, eucalypts and grasstrees. At Mount Fox, a dormant volcanic crater, the wind-swept, rocky landscape allows only small patches of vine-thicket rainforest to persist around the rim. Metre-wide rocks called fusiform bombs lie around the crater rim, a legacy of past volcanic eruption. Access to Blencoe Falls is difﬁcult and 4WD only. Dalrymple Gap's sole attraction is the walking track of the same name (10 km one way, 6 hours, difficult).
The Herbert River is home to platypuses, eastern water dragons and saw-shelled turtles. Birds such as the crimson rosella, golden whistler and Lewin’s honeyeater can be seen near the campground, and spotlighting with a torch at night might reveal brushtail possums, sugar gliders, red-legged pademelons and bandicoots. The vine-thicket rainforest at Mount Fox provides crucial habitat for the vulnerable Sharman’s rock-wallaby.
There is an abundance of walking trails, ranging from short walks to portions of the Wet Tropics Great Walk, a network of connected hiking trails (3–4 days). It is possible to climb the 815-metre Mount Fox (2 km return, 1–1½ hours, difficult) and peer over the edge of the crater, but the path is unmarked and suitable for experienced bushwalkers only. Never swim, canoe, clean ﬁsh or prepare food at the water’s edge, or camp close to deep waterholes, as estuarine crocodiles live in these waters.
Campsites in Wallaman Falls and Blencoe Falls sections only; permit and fees apply
Location and access
51 km west of Ingham (Wallaman Falls section), 75 km south-west of Ingham (Mt Fox section) or 25 km north-west of Ingham (Dalrymple Gap track) via Abergowrie Rd and Trebonne (4WD only in wet weather); 80 km west of Kennedy (Blencoe Falls section) via Kirrama Range Rd (4WD only)
NPRSR 13 7468
208 550 ha
Ingham (07) 4776 4792
Cardwell (07) 4066 8601
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