Roaring Meg Falls - Daintree, QLD

Roaring Meg Falls

Situated at the head of the Bloomfield River, the Roaring Meg Falls are a beautiful sight that can only be accessed by a four wheel drive track off the CREB Track (Cairns Regional Electricity Board), which winds its way through the rainforest from Bloomfield to Daintree. The stunning falls cascade over large, smooth, white rock shoulders into the river as it flows to the deep gorge further downstream.

There’s a deep rock pool at the top of the falls where you can enjoy going for a swim in the always cool mountain waters, or simply stretch out on one of the smooth boulders to soak up some sun. The isolated location makes it perfect for scenic shots with nothing but Far North Queensland tropics in sight.

Camping is allowed in the area, though you will need permission to visit or camp at Roaring Meg Falls. The land is of cultural significance to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji (Buru) people, so out of respect for the traditional owners of Buru, visitors are asked to contact a representative before accessing the falls. The CREB track is quite steep and a very rough track to drive, suited for well-equipped 4WD vehicles and those with experience in vehicle self-recovery - it's easy to get bogged or stranded even after moderate rainfall so only use this track if you are confident that you can get yourself out of these situations. Visit the Douglas Shire Website for information on track closures and for passes/permits to access both the track and the Falls call (07) 4099 9444.

Roaring Meg Falls

Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland