Picking up right where we left off: we have finally arrived in Millaa Millaa and chosen where to spend the night. It lies a few hours between Airlie Beach and Cairns, making it the perfect stopover location if you’re heading North as we were. I would strongly recommend you make the detour!
Millaa Millaa Tourist Park; I cannot speak of you highly enough. It may not look like much when you first arrive, but looks can be deceiving. The owners are super friendly and helpful, plus it is a bargain to stay the night! We opted for an unpowered site as we were told they’re much prettier, and I can confirm this is the truth! The unpowered sites are vast and green – we felt as though we had parked ourselves right in the middle of a beautiful rainforest.
We arrived just before sunset, so we made use of the lighting and had a loving photo session with our beloved campervan, making the most of the time we had left together.
Once the sun made way for the moon, we made use of the communal kitchen. Perhaps it was the time of year but there was hardly anyone else around, so we could enjoy a peaceful dinner to ourselves. The kitchen was very quaint, clean, and pretty darn cosy. I would also like to note that the pool and bathroom facilities were very well maintained.
Truth be told, the whole place is so homely, and we loved it. It’s simple, secluded, and oh-so-stunning. Whilst the facilities may not exude luxury, the natural beauty of the place is really all you need! You know the phrase happy campers? Well, that was us. Literally.
A new day unfolded before our eyes and we headed off to explore the Millaa Millaa waterfall circuit. The first waterfall was only a short drive from our campsite. Even if you’re not a waterfall fanatic, this one you’ll know.
‘Millaa Milla Falls’ is the famous site of Peter Andre’s ‘Mysterious Girl’ music video, as well as a hair-flipping herbal essences ad. I think we all know what that means. Hundreds of tourists trying to lather and shine!
Speaking of which… I promise this picture was unintentional – my camera-happy other half just timed it ironically well!
Next up: Zillie Falls. Sadly, we were quite underwhelmed by this one. You really can’t see a lot from the viewing point! I realise it sounds ungrateful as you don’t get many waterfalls in little old England. However, we had already explored waterfall way not long before, so we felt like justified waterfall critics by this stage!
Elinjaa falls definitely raised the bar. Again, you can’t see anything from the top, but with this one, you have the option to walk down to it. And that’s exactly what we did. The walk isn’t long but it’s rather winding. Suddenly you emerge into this beautiful opening and feel like a young Tarzan. The waterfall is mesmerising. It cascades out before you onto little rocks that you can use as a pathway to get closer. Magical.
I have a confession to make. I can’t remember the last waterfall we went to. Not even a little bit. I know, I know. How could I?! Let me lay my cards out. Millaa Millaa is small. Pretty, but small. We didn’t allocate much time to it, meaning our jolly jaunt around the circuit was run like a military operation so as to fit in all the hotspots! Forgive me?
Despite the fact I don’t remember half of the Waterfall’s, I do remember how beautiful the drive was. We had such a nice time just admiring the great open roads, singing along very loudly in our Chubby camper, without a care in the world. These are the moments that make the trip, the moments you miss once it’s all over. The ones you will never forget. So enjoy every second of them.
Have you visited Millaa Milla? What was your favourite thing about it?