Summary: Mulligan Falls is a picturesque waterfall with a deep swimming hole on Hinchinbrook Island. It's accessed by the multi-day Thorsborne Trail, or by boat with a 2.5km walk from the beach.

The beautiful Mulligan Falls is either the first or last waterfall along the multi-day Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island, depending on which direction you walk. The waterfall is formed by Diamantina Creek flowing over a wide rock platform, before dropping into a deep pool.

Mulligan Falls

The pool is a popular spot for both campers on the Thorsborne Track, and people doing day trips from the mainland to visit the falls.

Although swimming is safe, access to the falls and the area above Mulligan Falls is prohibited.

image Mulligan Falls - a tall cascade that drops into a beautiful swimming hole

Getting to Mulligan Falls

The renowned and popular Thorsborne Trail passes Zoe Falls (bookings essential and numbers are restricted) – this is a 3-4 day / 32km hike along Hinchinbrook Island.

You can also reach Mulligan Falls by boat – either by private vessel or a boat transfer from Lucinda. If visiting by boat, it’s about a 2.5km walk up from Mulligan Bay to the falls. There is a campsite about 200m from the falls. (See Queensland Parks Mulligan Bay camping area for more information on campsite fees and how to book.)

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