A SIGHT TO BE SEEN
The Warrgamaygan Aboriginal people claim Wallaman Falls as one of their traditional territories. The local aboriginal name, Wallaman, means ‘That Water’.
‘Nginba Warrgamaygan Ngarji’. They hope you will enjoy your visit and respect this sacred place.
The falls geological history may be traced back approximately 50 million years, when the uplift of the continental margin in the region was responsible for the current landforms.
Wallaman Falls is in the midst of Girringun National Park and World Heritage rainforest where you can take a moment to appreciate that there’s 150 million years of history surrounding you.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. - Albert Camus
OUR WALLAMAN FALLS LOOKOUT TOUR
Our Wallaman Falls Lookout bus tour came about due to the where developed to provide convenience, convenience to leave the camper van, caravan or cabin and experience this special place.
From the beginning of the 1hr bus trip tonWallaman Falls, 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.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. — John Burroughs
Setting off from the TYTO Information Centre, Ingham we will take you on an unforgettable journey rich in nature and history.
From the outset, your guide will give you an informative lesson rich in local history. Showing you the significance of individual man made and natural landmarks throughout the journey to Wallaman.
You will travel through Trebonne and visit the only Fronton or Basque Handball Court in Australia.
Along your travel you will be hugged by by sugar cane on each side of the road slowly moving into cattle country and forestry land prior to you accent.
During the accent your surrounds will rapidly change as you approach the falls from classic Aussie bush to tropical rainforest.
Let your joy be in your journey - not in some distant goal. - Tim Cook
TREBONNE POST OFFICE
Derived from the French phrase “very good”, Trebonne is the gateway to the region’s wilderness experiences. Trebonne is a friendly rural village located 10 km north-west of Ingham.
On your journey will visit The Trebonne Post Office, built in 1920 and operating since 1926, is a quaint building that appears to be held together by two rusty nails.
The post office is still in operation and is an important piece of heritage in the region.
"Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you!" - Unknown
MEET THE FRIENDLY LOCALS
Beyond Trebonne you begin a westward drive towards the Great Diving Range. For the most part surrounded by sugar cane, the very foundation of the area but eventually hit cattle country.
Many of the friendly locals (cattle) roam the streets on the way and resemble the favourite old scene in Crocodile Dundee “Get out of the way Dopey”.
Cattle is also an important part of the region and care is taken to ensure the cattle a shoed off the road as we surge forward on our way in the world heritage listed rainforest in which Wallaman is nestled within.
Oh! Keep your eye’s peeled for a Cassowary..
To my mind, the only possible pet is a cow. Cows love you… They will be your friends forever." - Bill Bryson.
WINE & DINE BY THE POOL
Once you have reached the summit, your guide will turn into Wallaman Falls Rd aptly named by its final destination!
Once arriving at the lookout you will be allowed to roam and take in the magic of Wallaman with a bird eye view of the falls.
While you enjoy the view, you will have a complementary Italian Antipasto platter setup and and the option of an alcoholic indulgence or a hot cuppa.
once the grub is gone our guide will direct you to the second lookout where you’ll be perched above the
"At least once a day you should do something puresely for enjoyment, and wine is my way of relaxing." – Young Uck Kim, Wine Collector
AN ART OF TIME
Your final destination once arriving back in Ingham is taking in the Mosaic Art stuck upon the walls of Mercer’s Lane.
This is truly a time warp of art depicting a timeline of the region from first settlement till now.
It really is a visual overload as you slowly make your way down the lane. The mosaic is no doubt the showpiece but the glittering of historical tales throughout really puts the cherry on top of the trip.