Elliot Falls

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Elliot Falls (sometimes referred to as Eliot Falls) are a must-see natural bucket list attraction and camping ground located along the Old Telegraph Track on the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland.

You can camp at the nearby Elliot FAlls camping ground. There are picnic tables, fire places and toilets here. The campsites are suitable for tents and camper trailers. Camping permits are required and should be booked online via the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services website well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please take care when swimming here as the rocks can be very slippery and water levels can rise rapidly after rain.


  • Camping
  • Sight-seeing
  • Photography
  • Picnics
  • Four-wheel driving


  • Camping ground (fees apply)
  • Picnic area
  • Fire pits
  • Toilets

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Always enjoy waterfalls from trails and marked viewing points. Do not climb over barriers as cliff edges and slippery surfaces may cause injury or death.
  • Only swim where permitted. Don’t jump from cliff edges into water bodies.
  • Swimming near or under waterfalls can be dangerous due to strong currents, submerged hidden rock ledges and other dangers. The force of a waterfall can be incredibly strong and unfortunately, many people have drowned. Follow warning signs and take caution.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply for national parks in Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Entry fees may change at anytime at the discretion of Parks and Wildlife Services, check their website for the most up to date information.

Photo credits: Tourism Australia

Content credits: Parks and Wildlife Service & Aussie Bucket List®

Location & Supplier

Elliot Falls

Address: Elliot Falls, Shelburne QLD 4874

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