About this place
The falls are a one hour round trip (1.6km return) from Mitchell Falls Campground, which allows time to explore and swim.
You can swim above and below the falls. Rock ledges, rapids, pools, natural spas and a fern-lined cave are all features of this beautiful oasis. Take care, especially near the edge, and respect the spiritual importance of this site to Wunambal Aboriginal people.
Visitors must buy an Uunguu Visitor Pass online at wunambalgaambera.org.au before arriving as there is no public internet/phone access on Wunambal Gaambera Country.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Pay attention to all warning signs, however just because a sign isn’t there doesn’t mean crocodiles aren’t present. If you are unsure don't swim, canoe or use small boats in estuaries, tidal rivers or pools and contact the nearest Parks and Wildlife office.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Little Mertens Falls.
We recognise and acknowledge Wunambal Gaambera people as the traditional owners of Mitchell River National Park.