Blencoe Falls, Girringun National Park
Cassowary Coast Area
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Blencoe Falls, Girringun National Park, boasts spectacular scenery and an array of plant and animal life. The falls plunge 90 metres to the pool below, before cascading a further 230 metres to the base of the gorge. Just as impressive is the Herbert River Gorge with its towering cliffs and dry, rugged ridges. Open forest dominates the escarpments and she-oaks line the Herbert River. Along the gullies and upper slopes of the Herbert River Gorge, vine-thicket rainforest scattered with hoop pines persists. In the open forest, animals such as the elegant whiptail wallaby and gangly emu try to find sanctuary from the heat. In the river and creeks, freshwater turtles can be seen basking on logs or peering through the surface of the water. Natural, cultural and historical values make this region a truly special place. They invite you to explore the park, learn about its history and enjoy the diverse plant and animal life.
Set up camp and enjoy the short walks and lookouts around the 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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Girringun National Park
Queensland 4849 Australia
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