Blencoe Falls, Girringun National Park
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This park features the stunning Blencoe Falls, where Blencoe Creek plunges 90 metres into a pool before cascading a further 230 metres to the bottom of Blencoe Gorge before joining the Herbert River in the spectacular Herbert River Gorge. Towering cliffs and rugged ridges are covered in open forest while vine-thicket rainforest scattered with hoop pines clads the gullies and upper slopes of the gorge.
Set up camp and enjoy the short walks and lookouts around Blencoe Falls. The gateway to the Wet Tropics Great Walk also starts here, with 110 kilometres of tracks including short and overnight walks. Blencoe Falls is remote and visitors must be self-sufficient. Take adequate communication equipment and be careful around cliffs, steep slopes and rock faces along the tracks and at the lookout.
How To Get There:
Blencoe Falls is 96 kilometres south-east of Mount Garnet. From Mount Garnet travel four kilometres west along the Kennedy Highway and turn left onto Gunnawarra Road. About 52 kilometres along Gunnawarra Road turn left onto the Kirrama-Cashmere Road and travel 40 kilometres to Blencoe Falls. The two hour drive passes through several cattle stations. Flooding may occur during the wetter months (December to April).
Camping fees apply.
High rainfall summers and drier winters characterise the North-East Queensland tropical savanna region. Daytime temperatures and humidity can be high at any time of the year and nights can be very cool. In July, the average overnight minimum temperatures are between 9 degrees Celsius and 18 degrees Celsius. Temperatures may drop as low as 0 degrees Celsius and frosts can occur in elevated areas. Please carry suitable clothing to accommodate all extremes. July to October are generally the driest months, but heavy rain can fall at any time.
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96 kilometres south-east of Mount Garnet
Queensland 4872 Australia
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