Ingham

wallaman falls
Wallaman Falls

North of Townsville, 115 kms. along the Bruce Highway, Ingham lies on the south bank of the Herbert River. Set in an area of sugar cane, bordered by waterfalls and adjacent the magnificent Hinchinbrook Channel, Ingham is the commercial centre of the Herbert River Valley.

The town's main industry is sugar cane and its milling, although other benefits come from timber, with small cropping an important industry which has developed.

Macknade Sugar Mill is 14 kms. east of Ingham, and is the oldest sugar mill in continued existence in Australia. Inspection here also is permitted during the season.

Broadwater State Forest Park, is located 45 kms. east of Ingham beside Broadwater Creek in the Herbert River Valley. The Park lies within Abergowrie State Forest in the foothills of the Rockingham Bay Range and is surrounded by a mosaic of pine plantations, native forest and rainforest. Picnic and camping facilities are provided at Broadwater, and swimming is very popular in the clear flowing waters of the creek.

Wallaman Falls

Visitors can also experience the diversity of flora in the rainforest by walking the two kilometre circuit track in the park. A feature of this rainforest walking track is an old, massively buttressed fig tree which is about 40 metres in circumference at the base.

Wallaman Falls is a popular spot west of Ingham and is said to be the longest sheer drop waterfall in Australia. Over 305 metres down a vertical rock gorge, the water tumbles from Stony Creek on its way to the Herbert River. The access road winds its way through scenic forest and a look-out is provided above the falls. Please keep to the defined track if you're taking the walk to the bottom as its designed to prevent erosion, which, as has happened before, necessitates closure of the track.

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