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Millaa Millaa QLD

Millaa Millaa

Postcode: 4886

Millaa Millaa is a small town on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia with a population of 295. It is located approximately 60km west of cyclone-striken Innisfail, north of Ravenshoe, south of Malanda. It is known for the Millaa Millaa Falls, the Millaa Milaa lookout and rolling green meadows that enjoy high rainfall, Millaa Millaa is a local Aboriginal word meaning Wet Wet. The town is in the Eacham Shire Council Local Government Area.

Like most of the towns on the Tablelands Millaa Millaa is economically one-dimensional. It is essentially a town servicing a local dairy industry. The hills around the town are dotted with the black and white of numerous Fresian herds including a number of stud herds.

Land around Millaa Millaa was first settled by whites in 1910. The following year the Eacham Shire Council was formed. In 1921 the railway, which had been working its way slowly south from Cairns for over thirty years, finally reached Millaa Millaa. The town was the terminus for the line until it closed in 1964. During its time as a railhead Millaa Millaa saw a boom in the local timber industry.