Winter in Queensland. Weekly photo challenge : One Shot, Two Ways

Winter??? Yes it is...

, Winter???
Yes it is…


We went for a drive along the Waterfall Way. It starts at the small village of Milla Milla only 24 kilometres from home. The scenery is lush and green, the continued dry weather has not, yet, taken effect. Unless rain comes soon the paddocks will start to dry out. It is a perfect time to see the waterfalls in all their glory. There are 7 waterfalls in this area but today we only visit 3, leaving the others for another days outing

The first waterfall on the circuit is the Milla Milla Falls. We have visited this area several times over the years but never have we seen so many people enjoying this splendid waterfall. It must be the beautiful weather that has drawn them all here. This is the reason we come north each year…

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Note the date at the bottom of this cutting, it was prophetic…


As the Weekly photo challenge this week is to shoot 2 ways what better scene than this to try two ways..

Here is the Milla Milla Falls landscape style.

Here is the Milla Milla Falls landscape style.

Can you see the people under the falls?

Can you see the people under the falls?

Well I must admit that does not show the difference very well so I will try again with the next falls.

Zillie Falls are surrounded by the rainforest and the track in is steep and rugged. Very few people here.

Zillie falls

Zillie falls


Rainforest track to the falls

Rainforest track to the falls



Imposing buttress roots to climb over

Imposing buttress roots to climb over











The final waterfall we visit today is my favourite. Again it is quiet only a couple of other people here. The way down is steep

but it is well-formed and made easy by a concrete track and steps.

Rounding the last bend we are confronted with this magical scene as water cascades over the rocks and forms a veil of delicate beauty.

Ellinjaa falls

Ellinjaa falls, landscape

Ellinjaa Falls

Ellinjaa Falls, portrait

What came down must now go back up again….

Going up

Going up

Rainforest, landscape

Rainforest, landscape


It has been a beautiful day but now time to head home, the cats will be waiting and the chooks will want their evening feed.

As we drive toward home it is that magic golden hour time and we stop to take photos of the way it lights up this glorious landscape.

Atherton Tablelands

Atherton Tablelands



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17 thoughts on “Winter in Queensland. Weekly photo challenge : One Shot, Two Ways

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  2. Great collection of photos for this challenge!


  3. beautiful photos of those waterfalls, it certainly does not look like winter up there … here we have also had a balmy weekend, with beach walks and splashing (by the grandchildren!)


  4. Fabulous place and photos, Pomme 🙂


  5. Gorgeous photos!! We were here. There were no swimmers though, only ducks! Beautiful place~


  6. Great shots!


  7. The waterfalls looks so cool & refreshing. would you go in for a dip? i’d love to as it’s so hot & humid here in Florida right now.


  8. Breathtaking views, Waterfalls for me always hold a fascination, not only the sound they create, but often you can see within their mists rainbows… And for me they are places of energy as the constant running water cleanses… No wonder we are attracted to them….
    beautiful photos, and its turning Autumn here, that nip is in the air, but we have another Wonderful Sunny August day here…. Summer is not wanting to let go , making up for all its rainy days of last year…. Always we find Balance… as Nature gives and Takes… But always replenishes…

    Lovely post…
    Sue x


    • Thank you Sue for the comment I agree waterfalls are invigorating and it fascinated me how different in personality each one was. I loved the last one it had a really delicate, mystical aura.


  9. What a beautiful area you live in.


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