Nandroya and Silver Creek Falls, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Still on a high from Tchupala and Wallacha Falls, I started Troopy’s engine to get to my next point of interest. However, I didn’t have to drive far.

Henrietta Creek mending along and through the Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Henrietta Creek mending along and through the Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Literally only a few kilometers up the mountain range road was the next pit-stop. A loop track passes Henrietta Creek to continue through subtropical forest, where it eventually meets Douglas Creek.

Straw-like Nandroya Falls, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Straw-like Nandroya Falls, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Nandroya Falls were not in full flow. The water cascaded like a straw, long and thin.

Mhhhhud Cake, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Mhhhhud Cake, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

The dark granite escarpment seemed perfectly cut in a straight line, just like an oversized ‘Death by Chocolate’ Cake. Imagine that?! The green garnish varied in different floral shapes. However, it didn’t give me a changeable angle to work with my OM-D. I followed the track downstream along Douglas Creek, which cascaded fluently through rapids. 

Natural wonder at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Natural wonder at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Silver Creek Falls were a visual wonder for me on first arrival. The falls on the lower level appear to carry more water over the edge, then the straw like single fall in the distance. Interesting.

Dodging slippery boulders, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Dodging slippery boulders, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

I dodged my way over slippery football sized boulders, to investigate closer.

The Valley of doom, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

The Valley of doom, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

A wide open area unfolded, appearing like a hidden valley off some sort. It looked like a scene out of ‘Jurassic Park’. Wouldn’t that be awesome to watch dinosaurs roaming?

Sunlight steam at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Sunlight steam at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

The setting sun rays were perfectly lined with the water’s fall angle. And off course, the granite rock was covered in green vegetation. 

Congested view, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Congested view, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

As much space I had on the upper level, space on the lower level was a little congested.

Waterfall reflections at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Waterfall reflections at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Not much room to move, not many angles to capture these falls. The sun was shining towards me, which made photography tricky. But then again, with different camera settings appears a different perspective.

Natural green frame at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Natural green frame at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

The floral green frame all around centers the falls in the middle.

Waterfall centres, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Waterfall centres, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

The tall thin falls in the distance add in depth. Be creative when you take photos. Look at the surroundings and picture them in a 4”x 6” frame. The rest is up to you. 

The hiking trail followed a fast flowing Douglas Creek downstream. Smaller cascades and rapids appeared in places, which would give more photo opportunities. However, these could only be admired from the higher elevated track. 

Surprise Falls at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Surprise Falls at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

 

A waterfall surprised me when I came around a bend. Definitely smaller in size as the previous ones, these falls didn’t lack on character. Maybe it only lacked a little sunlight as the sun was fading behind tree tops.

Overgrown waterfall at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Overgrown waterfall at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

It seemed as the flora is taking over the cascades. All available space on this rock wall was taken.

Surprise floral display at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Surprise floral display at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Overgrown waterfall at Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

This forest pocket received just enough sunlight to support tall ferns and other sunlight depending vegetation, but little enough sunlight for moss and vines to thrive as well. It is a jungle out here.

Signs of life at Henrietta Creek, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Signs of life at Henrietta Creek, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

The hiking track ascended along the canyon wall and eventually merges just before Henrietta Creek. Wow, what a fabulous day, exploring 4 waterfalls within a few hours. Each one of them spectacular, each of them had their own distinctive character and the OM-D  factor. All captured on my camera on a blue-sky sunny day. 

Procaffinating at Henrietta Creek, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Procaffinating at Henrietta Creek, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

I needed to procaffinate and sat nearby Henrietta Creek. I decided to enjoy the moment and leave nearby Millaa Millaa Falls circuit for another day. Would they exceed today’s standards? 

2 thoughts on “Nandroya and Silver Creek Falls, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

  1. Beautiful photos, that must of been magical awesome day surrounded by the forest noises and the crashing sound of waterfalls filling your ears.

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