About Attie Creek Falls
Attie Creek Falls was a waterfall that Julie and I visited based on a recommendation by the friendly hosts at the nearby Mudbrick Manor near the town of Cardwell.
Prior to their recommendation, we didn’t even know about this waterfall.
In any case, we managed to squeeze in a visit to this roughly 25m waterfall just before it became dark, and as you can see from the photo above, we were glad that we managed to do it!
What we remembered most about this falls was the calm pool that reflected the thin falls.
When we turned around and looked further downstream, we realized that Attie Creek Falls had more tiers though we couldn’t find a way to safely take meaningful pictures of those lower tiers.
Indeed, in our rush to see the falls before it got dark, we had to quickly walk 500m uphill to the base of the falls after making through a small picnic area by the small car park (see directions below).
The uphill climb seemed to require a bit more exercise than we bargained for, especially considering we had to race against the onset of darkness.
Nonetheless, when we arrived at Attie Creek Falls, we caught it just in time to see pink clouds reflected in the calm plunge pool.
Speaking of the pool, it looked like it could have been an inviting place to cool off from the heat and humidity of the tropical Central Coast region of Queensland.
Given the light-flowing nature of this waterfall, it seemed like it would have its greatest flow during the Summer monsoons of the Wet Season.
I presume that Attie Creek Falls would then diminish its flow as the Dry Season would continue.
What you see pictured at the top of this page was during our visit in May 2008, when tropical Queensland transitioned from the Wet to the Dry.
Attie Creek Falls resides near the town of Cardwell, Queensland. It is administered by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit their website or Facebook page.
From the small Hinchinbrook Island neighboring town of Cardwell, we took about a 15-minute drive to get to the picnic area and car park for the falls.
More specifically, from the Cardwell Visitor Centre, we went south a couple of blocks to Brasenose St.
Turning inland on Brasenose St, this street left town and headed into the hills where it seemed like there were no more street signs.
We basically just persisted on this road (while also going off the verbal directions courtesy of the hosts at the Mudbrick Manor).
Unfortunately, we didn’t have more specific directions, and the maps seemed to no longer show roads behind the town of Cardwell.
I’m afraid inquiries will have to be made with the locals in Cardwell in order to get more specifics to the whereabouts of the falls besides what I’ve described here.
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