Did you know there are only two caravan parks in Australia that have access to a natural waterfall?
Malanda Falls Caravan Park is set on 17 acres and borders the Conservation Park, with their own private access to the beautiful Malanda Falls. You’ll find it in Caravan Parks 5 listed as QLD site 296 (Hema 21 H3) or find it on our Camps Australia Wide App. Janine and Rob Rielly travelled Australia for 3 years and decided Malanda was their number 1 favourite place of all time.
They have managed the park for 4.5 years now, said Janine, “We are 500 metres away from the township of Malanda, the most central town to everywhere on the Atherton Tablelands. “It is only 15 minutes away from Lake Barrine, Lake Tinaroo, Lake Eacham and the centre of so many waterfalls, plus Cairns is only 1 hour down the Gillies Range.” Not only is the park pet friendly – it boasts a petting zoo they stock full of animals, all year round. You can see pigs, calves, miniature goats, sheep, alpacas, guinea pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys and a pony!
Tree kangaroos are often seen in the park and they have platypus in the falls. “When people stay here they often comment on how spacious our sites are and how much natural beauty the park has. We have one acre of grass in the centre of the park that caravans park on the edge of and they have uninterrupted viewing of the year round green lawn.
“You can fall asleep to the sound of the falls and by day you can hear the chirping of the abundance of birds that we have in our region.” They allow campfires (very popular!) and have a weekly rate, said Janine, “Our nightly rate is very reasonable at $28 for a powered site.”
Malanda was once the home of the Longest Milk run in the world and the milk factory is still going today and is situated in the centre of town. The Malanda Hotel is the largest timbered structured hotel in Australia and the Majestic Theatre is the longest continually running theatre in Australia, it still has the original canvas seats! Other tourist destinations they recommend are:
- Herberton Historical Village- 30 minutes
- Nerada Tea-10 minutes
- Curtain Fig tree-10 minutes
- Gallo Dairy- 10 minutes
- View the cranes landing- 5 minutes
- All the lakes, listed above.
Janine said, “We have a dump point and we allow people to use it if they are staying with us or at a caravan park near us such as Lake Eacham or Millaa Millaa. “We allow guests from those parks to come in as it keeps them on the southern end of the Tablelands and it helps keep the money in our town.” We love the area, too. We just couldn’t believe how many waterfalls there were!
Give Janine and Rob a call, and once you’re at Malanda Falls Caravan Park, share your site photos on our App! You’ll also find them on Facebook.