About Serendipity Falls
As the name suggests, Serendipity Falls was really a waterfall we stumbled upon, especially considering the unseasonable La Nina-influenced rains we were getting on a late June 2022 visit.
Situated in or near the boundaries of Wooroonooran National Park, this really acted like an excuse for us to pull over its long pullout , especially when caught behind slow-moving traffic on the Palmerston Highway.
Indeed, there are “road trains” (basically big rigs pulling at least two or more trailers) as well as campers that frequent this highway.
So I found Serendipity Falls to be the perfect excuse to break up the drive and detox from the pent up road rage.
When Julie and I first drove by this area in May 2008, we didn’t even notice this waterfall because it wasn’t flowing at all, which gives you an idea of how timing is everything in order to see it flow.
To that end, you’ll probably have to show up in the Wet Season (i.e. the Australian Summer) where the chances of significant-enough rains to make the falls flow are greater.
In our late June 2022 visit, we “lucked out” due to unusual La Nina rains that persisted for several consecutive days even though it was the Australian Winter (i.e. Dry Season in Far North Queensland).
Of course, I air-quoted the luck aspect because we’d personally prefer not to have weather cancellations for the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands among Queensland’s other attractions during that trip.
Nevertheless, if you’re keen on looking for this waterfall (and if you haven’t been able to tell from the description above), you pretty much can’t miss it if it’s flowing, especially if you’re heading west.
Indeed, Serendipity Falls is roadside at an elongated pullout right besides the Palmerston Highway (more details given in the driving directions below).
Another dead giveaway is that there’s some kind of a pedestal fronting the 5m waterfall, which I reckon might have had a sign, but it was gone on our latest visit.
Ellinjaa Falls resides in the Atherton Tablelands just outside Wooroonooran National Park near Millaa Millaa, Queensland. It is administered by the Tablelands Regional Council. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit their website or Facebook page.
Serendipity Falls is located between Innisfail and Millaa Millaa (probably 3/4 of the way to Millaa Millaa) just outside the boundaries of Wooroonooran National Park.
The roadside pullout in front of the waterfall is on the south side of the Palmerston Highway about 44km west of Route 25’s junction with the A1 (Bruce Highway) just west of Innisfail.
It’s also about 11km east of Millaa Millaa on the Palmerston Highway (Route 25), which is about 3km beyond the Brooks Road turnoff or 850m beyond the Junction Road turnoff (both roads go towards Mungalli Falls).
This drive was about 10 minutes east of Millaa Millaa and 40 minutes west of Innisfail.
For geographical context, Innisfail was 59km (less than an hour drive) west of Millaa Millaa, 88km (over an hour drive) south of Cairns, 148km (over 90 minutes drive) north of Ingham, and 260km (3 hours drive) north of Townsville.
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