Boonoo Boonoo Falls

Boonoo Boonoo National Park

A short easy walk from Falls picnic area along the southern side of Boonoo Boonoo Gorge to the viewing platform where you have great views of the 210m waterfall.

Legend has it, Banjo Patterson proposed to his sweetheart Alice Walker. Over the sound of the pounding waterfall, Banjo was relieved to hear, or at least lip-read, an unmistakable ‘yes’!

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Wheelchair Accessibility
No Dogs Permitted
Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Tenterfield take the Mount Lindesay Road north and then turn right into Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road signposted to the falls. Follow this road to the end (20km) where there is parking and a picnic area.

From Stanthorpe drive towards Amosfield, then south along the Woodenbong Road/Mount Lindesay Road towards Tenterfield. The road is partially unsealed, with the turnoff onto Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road 7km past the Bald Rock junction.


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Route/Trail notes:

The track is clearly marked and sealed to the viewing platform. On the way back, extent your walk by climbing down across the boulders to the swimming holes or out to the very edge of the falls themselves if water levels allow.


National Park entry fee applies (2022 = $8 per vehicle/day). Park entry fees and camping permits can only be purchased online from National Parks NSW.  Camping at Cypress Pine Camp Ground.

Other References/Comments:

Take your swimmers and towel for a cooling dip in one of the many pools along the river.

This is just one of a number of riverside walks along Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road, including Platypus Hole, Cockatoo Walk and Morgan's Gully.

Boonoo Boonoo National Park


Incredible waterfall! Worth the visit, the rock pool nearby was amazing as well. Our kids loved it.

Daia on 28 Dec, 2022

Great short walk - easy access.

CameronHogg on 13 Feb, 2022

Lookout doesn't offer the best vantage point to take in the falls but still pleasant the rockpools and cascades just up stream are worth the slight detour to have an explore or swim.

Lahs on 12 Jan, 2022


Pip on 8 Aug, 2021

Fun drive to a nice picnic area....easy walk for some fantastic views.

Allan on 12 Jun, 2021

Paved the whole way, very nice view across the gorge. Not much water flowing, but still enough to hear it a way off. Stopped in for a swim in the rock pools. Great area.

Lobster on 27 Dec, 2018

lovely walk, steep on the way back up, stunning views,

Marie on 29 Jun, 2018

We haven't visited this area for over a decade, but now think that we did go to the falls in 2001 and again in 2005. This visit with the grandchildren was 'the best'. There words now mine! Just loved rock hopping the boulders out to the edge of the waterfall, as the water level was pretty low, which made it more fun.

F.A.B. on 26 Oct, 2017

Lovely spot to take a dip on a summers day, would love to explore downstream more on a cooler day.

courtlalala on 6 Feb, 2017

Beautiful view. Scrambled down to the actual falls for a closer look.

AGerussi on Sep, 2015

Easy walk for a beautiful view.

Nyssaflutterby on Aug, 2014

Nice Spot ... Easy Walk

DrummerJeff on 25 May, 2013

Spectacular view. Good well maintained picnic spot and easy short walk to falls

Rataholic on 16 Feb, 2012

Is a great spot for the kids! Although is the offtrack path down to the bottom through the trees is good too makes it a bit harder!

Laurence Hallam on 27 Sep, 2009

Well worth it if you're in the area. Just a quick stroll.

Richard Mason on Apr, 2007

This was a very easy walk to what is essentially a cascade with a swimming hole. It's quite nice though was very busy the day we were there. You need to pay to park there.

Ian and Sue on Jan, 2005

Beautiful swimming holes

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