About this place
Allow four to six hours for the moderate to difficult 8.6km round trip to Mitchell Falls so that time can be spent at the falls. The walk is over rough country but the track is marked and is reasonably well-worn. If in doubt, walk in close vicinity to the creek. Take care near the many cliffs.
You can stop and view Little Mertens Falls 800m from the camping area on the way to Mitchell Falls.
Swimming is not permitted below the falls, due to the possible presence of saltwater crocodiles.
Mertens Gorge Large and dramatic falls en-route to the Mitchell Falls which plunge into a narrow chasm known as Big Mertens Falls 2.5km from the camping area. Take care near the rocky cliffs.
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!
Crocs are common, crocs move around and crocs are deadly so Be Crocwise. Download the Crocodile safety and myth busting fact sheet.
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 Mitchell Falls.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Mitchell River National Park.