Ravenshoe and the Millstream Falls

After leaving Archer Creek, we stopped at Millstream Falls. A nice easy walk down a bitumen path to a platform overlooking Australia’s broadest waterfall.

The beautiful Millstream Falls

The campground at Ravenshoe (Camps 6: 235) is actually right in town and next door to the Historical Railway which is operational most Sundays, but at the time of our visit, it had been recently derailed and thus it was not running. The railway volunteers offer a very efficient hot water showers for a gold coin donation as well as the toilets. The campground is virtually on the main street (which is relatively quiet at nights as the highway by passes Ravenshoe).

Lo and behold we parked right next to Brian and Lorraine, whom we had first met back at Walker Creek (heading to Karumba) and again just at Cumberland. We made more new friends here esp Ros and Trevor from the Central Coast, travelling with their Winniebago.

We spent the afternoon, chatting and get acquainted with the town. Just across the road is a FoodWorks supermarket and a Laundromat. We enjoyed a rambling stroll up the main street, where you’ll discover the normal range of shops, including a newsagent, pharmacy and a IGA supermarket. Up the top end is a wonderful local art gallery called Win’s and you’ll get to meet the artist, Winsome, who paints lovely scenes of the surrounding countryside. She also has some lovely hand-blown glass works, and some local woodwork that are of a high standard and a few miscellaneous items, including art cards. I can recommend the fish and chip shop that is the other side of the Laundromat and their pizzas look scrumptious and I was told that it tastes good too! The nearby bakery is also highly recommended by yours truly.

The lovely eggplant coloured plumes of the tall native grasses

On the first full day there we went for a drive to Tully Falls, which was a lovely drive but I was disappointed to discover that there are no waterfalls except in the wet season, due the construction of a hydro electric scheme somewhere and this has severely restricted the amount of water flowing at other times. There is a short walk adjacent to the lookout and the little creek and subsequent waterfall is delightful. We didn’t go much further and thus didn’t see what was at the end of the walk, probably just another look at the dry granite where the waterfall should be.

The lovely Little Millstream Falls - note the grass in the foreground

On the return trip we called in at the Little Millstream Falls and this is truly delightful. You can walk all the way to the bottom and can even swim in the pools at the bottom. Make sure to stop and the first major U bend in the walk and you can walk out the top of the waterfalls and look down. I wish it had been a warm day as I just love to swim under waterfalls, there’s just something magic about it.

Thundering at Little Millstream Falls

Contemplating at the base of Little Millstream Falls
That night we cooked & sampled our first Frittata. I chose a zucchini frittata recipe and loved it for the taste and the simplicity. This will become a staple in our camping menus.

On the Sunday we went to the local Uniting Church which though it was with a style & songs that we knew some 20 years ago, it was very friendly and once again we were invited to fellowship afterwards with them.


  1. Great catching up on the blogs I've missed. The quality of the narrative was excellent before and now has got even better. Pictures are generous illuminating as always. How do you like being in shorts and thongs country? Must be nice when we are all huddled up next to our heaters.

  2. Love the sound of the zucchini frittata. Lindy

  3. I have been asked for my camp recipes etc and will eventually get around to posting a separate page link to things like that and the lists I create to help me pack etc.

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