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Gold Coast21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Don't waste your time. Poorly maintained area/track...A big let down. Possibly nice if you wanted a swim... Warning that there is very VERY limited parking.. about 10 car parks. Then parking inspectors handing out massive fines if you park on the side of the road...
Written May 20, 2023
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GWZino
Hinchinbrook 32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Definitely not what I was expecting yet there were nearly 100 people making their way down to the waterfall or coming back up the very rocky complicated footpath. It starts off well and the lookout is lovely but the climb down the rocks is a challenge. You need good walking shoes and once you get to the bottom it’s hard to navigate past people going in the opposite direction.
Patience and youth is needed for this one!
We were ready to go for a swim but the water was a murky brown/green colour and the smell wasn’t good either. Basically we walked all the way down the treacherous rocky steps and then back up as there was NOWHERE to sit or leave bags. If you love a challenge… have a go!
Written January 16, 2022
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What We Found Travelling
Sydney, Australia3,305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
It’s definitely worth making the difficult trek down to the bottom of the falls as it’s a nice place to swim. Getting to the bottom of the falls is very difficult over rugged slippery rocks & steep climbs. If you have mobility issues I certainly wouldn’t recommend to try it.
The access to the viewing platform is very easy, but, the falls are so much nicer from the bottom.
Very limited parking in the car park & toilets are available.
Written April 2, 2021
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Betty&Oscar
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Recommend visiting but not with young children. The walk is too rocky & dangerous. Seems a good spot for older children & adults, water is refreshing after the walk on a hot day & it’s unspoilt. Recommend wearing good footwear for the walk down & taking thongs for going in the water. Was quite busy, we got parked ok but imagine it could be challenging if busier.
Written January 15, 2021
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32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Best to go after it has rained and there is a decent waterflow. Waterfall was flowing well when we went so the water was nice and clean. Beautiful spot, best in the morning when there aren't many people doing the walk. Not far from the car park. Lots of mosquitos when we went.
Written February 22, 2020
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Optionalextras2
Melbourne, Australia1,832 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Seen so many waterfalls in my life, this one a disappointment. Very few parking spots, we got lucky as someone was leaving - and this was midweek. The path to the viewing platform was fine but then it went terrible, the rough rocks descending, then a long rock hop to the base, really not suitable for anyone unless young and fit. Even then, they are not worth it. Guess you live and learn.

Written September 7, 2023
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bisboone
Kurri Kurri, Australia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Easy walk to view dam.
Easy walk to top of falls - great view.
The walk to the bottom was very uneven and steep at times. Definitely wear secure shoes. Very rocky at bottom - do no attempt if you have any foot/leg/balance issues.
Some people were having a swim down there but we didn’t.
Suspect the recent rain meant decent amount of water.
Written March 31, 2021
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
The Killen Falls in Tintenbar, is a little hidden gem.

You will need to plan your trip ahead of time as the way to them is NOT signposted like most attractions.

This is probably why there was no one else around and I had the privilege to have them all to myself.

From the small car park, there is a small wheel chair assessable ramp with educational signs along the way in regards to the ecology in the area and take you up to the dam lookout.

However, the falls themselves unfortunately cannot be accessed via a wheel chair.

Upon return from the dam lookout, you will find a dirt track on the left hand side that meanders about 200mtrs, along the river, to view of the falls from the top.

It is muddy and wet after recent rains, so wear appropriate footwear.

To progress to the bottom of the falls, make your way back up to the timber fence, cross over, and follow the track for approximately 100 metres of flat ground.

You will then reach the fairly steep decent down to the river.
Once you reach the bottom you will see the falls to your left.

It’s a fairly easy walk along the bank to the falls from here.

You can actually go behind the falls into a partial cave, to take some interesting photo’s.

Although I was here fairly early in the morning, due to the pools deep location, sunshine would only penetrate here 2-3 hours during the mid-day, but this is only a summation.
Written May 21, 2015
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Brittany E
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Reading through these (looking to see if dog friendly) made me wonder what it must be like to be the kind of person who reviews waterfalls negatively on TripAdvisor. I couldn’t imagine. Are you meaning to say that you walk through nature and are critical, taking notes of what you’re going to write on a website while there? Truly bizarre. Not much to do? No toilets? You people are unwell and I’m so sorry.

This is a waterfall. It looks how it’s pictured. It’s dog friendly. Never had a problem walking down barefoot, easy 10 mins down and 10 mins back, swimming is lovely. Sure there’s some wildlife but that’s because we share the planet with them??? If you don’t like nature, walking and wildlife, then please go to your local chlorinated pool with toilet facilities. This place is amazing and I feel rejuvenated every time. Yes, it’s often busy, but everyone else there is visiting for the same reason as me and so I’m happy to share it.
Written March 22, 2019
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Harvey W
Brisbane, Australia226 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Only 20 minutes from Ballina are the Killen Falls. They are not hard to find and its just a short 500m walk to them. However, the walk takes you to the top of the falls and unless you get close to the edge, you really can't just how nice they might be.

Its a real shame that the path does not take you to the bottom so you can view them properly.

The Emigrant Dam is also located here, just a short walk away and the sight of the water coming of the top of the dam is actually more appealing.
Written July 7, 2015
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