Amongst the many coffee plantations and the various fruit orchards of the Atherton Tableland, are also home to some of Queensland’s best waterfalls. Here’s a look at 10 waterfalls we recently visited in Far North Queensland (FNQ).
Background; After Karumba up on the Gulf, we headed across the final stretch of the 3700km Savannah Way to the east coast above Cairns to spend a couple of days in the picturesque (& rather precipitous) Atherton Tablelands. We based ourselves in the township of Malanda, camping in a well-run council owned campground adjacent to the Malanda Falls and set about seeing most of the regions better known and accessible waterfalls.
In addition to the Atherton Tableland falls, we have also included two other waterfalls from as far north as Cooktown and south to Wallaman falls 51kms south-west of Ingham. We have listed these waterfalls (not in any particular order i might add) on this map to visualise where these falls roughly are, and for those who may wish to use this information for their own planning purposes.
In terms of the photography technique(s) used; all 10 images are long exposures (anywhere from 0.3second to 4.0seconds) using a weighted tripod and Neutral Grad filters to “stop down”ambient light to achieve slow shutter speeds required to create the cotton-water effect of water falling. NO images have been processed in Photoshop …only rudimentary white balance, colour and contrast adjustments performed in Lightroom.
We hope you like at least one or two of them, and if you are or have been a fan of the TV show ‘Survivor’, you may even recognise one of the falls in our list? Better still, which is everyone’s favourite image – please let us know by placing a quick comment in the comment section below this post.