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Wonderful Waterfall and swimming, access road only suitable for 4WD

We drove our Suzuki Swift to this lovely spot and knew the last 8klm in was dirt road, however no... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marcia B
CAIRNS, Australia
Lovely falls, enjoyable walk

About 30 minutes from Mareeba, there are parking and picnic areas, including amenities, along... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Cobra Rd, Mareeba, Queensland 4880, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove our Suzuki Swift to this lovely spot and knew the last 8klm in was dirt road, however no warnings that it was not suitable to regular vehicles. The dirt road is highly corrugated with some sections also very pot holed and steep. Luckily...More

Thank Marcia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About 30 minutes from Mareeba, there are parking and picnic areas, including amenities, along Emerald Creek just before the walk to the falls. To get to the falls is about a 2km walk, generally uphill, along a well marked and well made trail. It is...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 14 August 2018

There is nearly a 1km walk to the base of the falls, but it is well worth it. Large granite boulders with trees growing over the water make it very picturesque. There is also a side track to view the top of the falls.

Thank Lyntonjen
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Emerald Creek Falls not knowing what to expect but were very impressed. It was beautiful. I recommend to wear shoes but some in our group wore thongs. The rocks were very smooth and therefore slippery, so be careful. We swam under the waterfall,...More

Thank bonwortho
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Emerald falls is an amazing area to have a fresh water swim near a flowing waterfall. Whilst we were there we were completely alone for about an hour before anyone else came along and it was extremely relaxing with amazing scenery. It is recommended you...More

1  Thank laura m
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

A short trip out of Mareeba, along a washboard dirt track (nothing or economy rental couldn't handle), we were very glad to have made the journey to these falls and swim spots. Even when dry, some rocks are like ice, so tread carefully.

1  Thank Andrew V
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful waterfalls in Mareeba ,not too crowded so people can enjoy the swim and the view and of course the hike 😍

Thank michaelaj24
Reviewed 15 December 2017

The signs were ominous two burnt out car on the dusty but scenic route were signs of things to come on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Out of the car with family in tow and reached the bottom of falls and greeted by loud music being...More

3  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

What a spectacular spot this place is. A great drive from Port Douglas. It is a 2 km round trip from the car park to the falls. Make sure you wear runners / sneakers as this will help. The view from the top is amazing,...More

Thank hidee5
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Don't attempt this walk unless you have shoes with a great grip and you are mobile. We had no trouble getting there and the swim was great. But I slipped back into the pool after climbing out. The secret was to basil de back up...More

Thank Margaret S
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Response from hidee5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is make sure you take your swimmers & you will need runners to walk up to the falls. Worth the walk
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Response from WorldTravla7 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed provided you clean up after them etc.