We had worked up an appetite with our morning explorations of Litchfield Park and found a secluded spot for a picnic lunch alongside Florence Creek.
The spring fed watercourse bubbles along, tumbling over a series of cascades until it reaches the escarpment at Florence Falls.
A stunning panorama from the viewing platform takes in the lush monsoon forest surrounding the falls.
The multi-tiered falls drop around 40 metres in total while the main cascade is around 20 metres.
There are 160 steps to the swimming hole at the base of the falls. Tempting though it was to cool off in the pristine water, the return climb would have been a step too far.