Silver Creek Falls (or Silver Falls – it seems to be spelled both ways in equal measure) is a small waterfall along the Nandroya Falls walking track. The signposted falls is right next to the trail, with Silver Creek dropping about 10m into a shallow pool. The waterfall is quite photogenic, with moss and ferns surrounding the pool.
Getting to Silver Creek Falls
The waterfall is about 1.4km along the Nandroya Falls walking track, which starts from the Henrietta Creek Campground in the Wooroonooran National Park. The national park and trail is on the Palmerston Highway, which is about a 1:30min drive to the south of Cairns via the Bruce Highway.
You can visit Silver Creek Falls as part of a Waterfall Loop day trip from Cairns, which includes a number of waterfalls and swimming holes.
Best time to visit
As with all the waterfalls around Cairns, the best time to visit is December to March, when the flow of water is at its peak. The waterfall flows all year round.
- Chasing Waterfalls – Silver Falls
- QLD Parks – Wooroonooran National Park sketch map [PDF]
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