Fruit Bat Falls - QLD

  Waterfall

Position

DEG: -11.44 142.434006
DMS: 11º 26' 24" S 142º 26' 2.42" E
UTM: 54 L 8734981mN 656435mE
Altitude: 80.69m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Waterfall

Location

616.85kms NorthWest of Daintree - Driving 826 km (17 heures 6 minutes)

Address & Contact

Heathlands Resources Reserve
Queensland
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/jardine-river/camping

Information

Located in the Jardine River National Park, Fruit Bat Falls provides a refreshing break from the dust. You can swim in the massive pool under the falls or head upstream and take a dip in the many natural spa pools.

The track ends at a carpark which is a day use area only with picnic tables, toilets. Camping is not permitted here.
From the carpark follow the instructions on the information signboard to pick up the short walking track where you'll come to a fork in the track and a boardwalk. Take the left turn for the best view of the falls and a further 35m walk to where you can swim in the natural pool below the falls. Alternatively, at the fork turn right and go beyond the boardwalk and follow Eliot Creek upstream for about 25m to natural rock and small spa pools.

The falls are created by the waters of Eliot Creek cascading off a large slab of rock and dropping down to the pool below. This creates a very wide curtain of waterfalls. The falls are not very high but the width and the huge pool below are not only beautiful but easy for large numbers of people to enjoy together. Can get very crowded in the peak season here.

The nearest camping is at Eliot Falls Camping Area.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Horn Island at 28/09:30am EST
Distance from Fruit Bat Falls 96.36km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
27.5°C27.9°C83%24.4°C1013.1hPa0.0mmSE30km/hr
16knots
43km/hr
23knots

Closest Climatic Station

Horn Island
Distance from Fruit Bat Falls 96.36km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.930.530.430.429.929.328.829.030.131.031.931.8
Mean Min. °C25.125.025.025.224.723.923.122.923.824.825.725.7
Mean Rain mm387.5467.0358.2228.071.315.88.35.56.316.949.1191.5

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