Accomplishments will prove to be a journey, not a destination. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Mulligan Falls

The Forgotten FALLS

If you are looking for a waterfall, which is secluded, rugged, less commercialised where the world as you know it seems to not exist.  Mulligan Falls is it.

Mulligan Falls has the feel of a place of worship, a spiritual place.  Its surroundings and feel engages all of the senses and takes you into a state of mindfulness.  If you could bottle the Mulligans experience, it’d be priceless.

Mulligans Falls is a more quaint waterfall which flows into a tight alley of crystal clear water opening up into a gorgeous  swimming hole surrounded by Australian bush. Accessed via Mulligans Creek, being tide dependant, access is a bit tricky than Zoe Falls. 


Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever. Peter Hagerty



Our guided walks were developed for the sole purpose of being able to experience Mulligan Falls with the confidence of being with our local guide.

From the beginning of the short 10-15min boat ride across to Mulligans creek, your guide will take you on a journey of discovery.  

We will not just ensure a safe journey, but an enjoyable one rich in history. 

It’ll be fun, comfortable, informative, inspiring, soul enriching and we’ll be there every step of the way.

Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.” ― Roy T. Bennett


As you depart the confines of Dungeness creek, you will immediately be greeted with a view of the Lucinda sugar terminal and in its background, Lucinda’s own engineering masterpiece.

At 5.76kms long Lucinda jetty is arguably one of the most iconic manmade structures in Queensland and the longest service jetty in the southern hemisphere.

Not just popular to visiting fisherman, it has also taken place as the centre piece of many photographers images.


Once passing the old Lucinda sugar loading jetty, you will take a lefthand turn and head towards Hillock Pt.  As you travel towards Hillock Pt our guide is navigating through the main channel which separates a extensive deposit of sand near George Point.  This channel represents the flooded valley of the Herbert River. 

On the left you will notice the whites beaches which lead into Mulligans bay and where you will get your first glimpse of the top of Mulligans Falls. 

Proceeding 10-15mins travel time, you will enter Mulligans creek and the final destination before beginning your walk into the falls.


Once securing the vessel, our guide will have you enter dense tropical rainforest and embark on a journey toward the falls on a track barely walked.

During the short walk to the falls you will have the opportunity to speak with some of the friendly hikers which have completed the second day of the Thorsbourne trail, many of which will be resting their weary bodies.

Upon exiting through the Mulligans camp area it is approximately 60m to the bottom pool of the falls.


Upon arriving at the falls, traversing down the large rock boulders you will be greeted by the native jungle perch, which inhabit many of the swimming holes on Hinchinbrook island.

Once you have gathered your thoughts, caught your breath and settled in at the bottom of the falls, you’ll take a deep breath and time will stop!

Surrounded by Asutralian bush, massive boulders, smells and sounds of the water fall will take you light years away from civilisation!

It’ll be as if nothing on earth matters!  Its that good.




Your Wild Hinchinbrook Experience

We can provided a packed lunch, locally caught Seafood Platter or immerse yourself onto the rich Italian culture with an Antipasto Platter.

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