Starting from the end of Emerald Falls Road, Mareeba, this return walk takes you to the Emerald Falls along a singular track, visiting several rock pools along the way. Expect a beautiful little waterfall that cascades over some granite, with a large waterhole below. Don’t forget to bring your swimmers as you’ll have many opportunities to cool off throughout the way. The area is equipped with picnic tables and a toilet as well. The track is well maintained, yet the rocks become quite slippery under wet conditions. The drive up can be affected by the wetness as well, so make sure the dirt road is dry to avoid issues. Watch out for snakes, and remember to protect yourself from the sunlight. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Tinaroo Creek Road then drive for 2.9 km
Turn left onto Emerald Falls Road and drive for another 9.3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the end of Emerald Falls Road, Mareeba, head towards the green “Emerald Creek Falls” sign along the dirt path. Pass through the bollard and move past the said sign to join the singular dirt track that is veering right. Stay on the said track as it hugs the creek(to your left) to continue along Emerald Falls Track.....
Directions & comments
After another 920 m come to a viewpoint.
About 75 m past the end is "Emerald Falls".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 920 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
40 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)