Davies Creek Falls Circuit

Queensland

Close to Cairns and Mareeba, Davies Creek National Park is a favourite spot for locals. It offers a spacious picnic area and camping facilities, spread out amidst the rocky platforms and shady trees by the creek. Visitors can negotiate the rocks and swim in the pools in this area at their leisure. Davies Creek Falls,is a magnificent waterfall cascading over huge granite boulders,

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Swimming
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

Davies Creek National Park is along a dirt road, seven kilometres off the Kennedy Highway. The turn off is signposted about 21 kilometres from Kuranda on the way to Mareeba. To reach the Falls Circuit, drive past the camping and picnic areas and follow the narrow road to the top of the hill. Just before the gate there is a small carpark on your left and a track leading down to the falls lookout.

Maps

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/davies-dinden-bare-hill/pdf/davies-dinden-map.pdf

Route/Trail notes

Details: This circuit track begins in the car park, 2km past Lower Davies Creek camping area along Davies Creek Road. The marked trail leads to two lookouts. One provides a view back along the valley while the other overlooks Davies Creek Falls as it plunges into the valley below

From the lookout, the track continues alongside a tranquil section of the creek lined with paperbark trees, pandanus and banksias. The track then leads to a sandy creek-side picnic and swimming area, and returns to the car park up a slope dotted with grass trees.

Permits/Costs

free

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

Comments

Davies Creek & Emerald creek walks can be done easily in a day with a drive from Cairns. Lovely walk through open forest along the creek. A few steep sections & steps but overall an easy walk. Take water as it can get hot as it is more open than many of the rainforest walks around Cairns. Easy track to follow.

Cheryl on 19 Oct, 2017

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