Greenes Falls

Maiala picnic area
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The Greenes Falls walking track passes over rainforest pools and ends at a lookout above Greenes Falls. The Greenes Falls walking track is an extra 2.2 km (return) walk branching off the Rainforest circuit. Be prepared for an uphill walk on the return trip. Parking is available at Maiala car park.

No Dogs Permitted

Getting there

At the lower end of the bottom carpark of the Maiala picnic ground. The Maiala Picnic Ground is on Mt Glorious Rd near the intersection with Browns Rd and is well signposted. The Picnic Ground has modern and clean toilets at the top of the picnic area (but are not well stocked !!). 

Route/Trail notes

With a boardwalk this track is very easy.



A lovely walk covered by lots of lush tree's, so plenty of shade. I completed this walk in about an hour and I wasn't rushing. It had been raining a few days before I completed the walk, so there was quite a substantial amount of mud. Expect to get dirty. Plus the path was quite slippery in parts.

Bex on 29 Jun, 2020

Found this to be an easy and interesting walk. The falls weren’t much to look at but a pretty trail along the way, lots of bird song and rainforest sounds, some impressively large trees by the path. We did it with a 2.5 year old and she had no problems.

Alison on 28 Jun, 2020

Very easy walk, well shaded, full of beautiful trees and bird songs. Perfect rainforest feel, would be a lovely day out with any young family

MandaPanda on 3 Jun, 2020

Have done this walk a few times, it's an enjoyable descent into the rainforest before reaching the lookout to the falls. Be warned, I last completed in January after significant rain and there are leeches EVERYWHERE.

boots_n_all on Jan, 2020

This is a great walk, lots of boardwalks, beautiful location. Would be awesome just after rain to see the water flowing. We added the Rainforest Circuit, Cypress Grove Track and the Westside Track to complete just over 10km.

S K on 14 Aug, 2019

Loved this walk - some magnificent trees, avid birdlife (but you may not see them) and a true nature sound. We added the Rainforest Circuit, Cypress Grove Track and the Westside Track to complete just over 10km. It would be better if people didn’t speak loudly - the sound of the forest is beautiful.

Anoogle on 14 Aug, 2019

Easy quiet and relaxing .. lovely plant life and animals

Geoff on 7 Aug, 2019

Nice walk, however don’t visit to see the Falls

James Watkins on 11 Jul, 2019

Took the kids along with a friend’s family and it was an enjoyable stroll through the forest.

Tim on 2 Jul, 2019

Great walk with lots of wallabies. Busy track so go early to avoid crowds

Eloise O on Jul, 2019

Easy, interesting walk with young children. Falls were underwhelming for the young ones as they weren't allowed to scramble down to get a better look. Completed the rainforest circuit on the return. Walking time was just under 2hrs with 1 adult, a 6yr old & a 3yr old (needed a piggyback for the last 1.5km.

Anonymous on Jul, 2019

Done this walk multiple times. Can get very muddy and lots of leeches in wet weather. Beautiful rainforest the whole way to the top of the falls. I do recommend doing the scramble down to the bottom of the falls, especially after long heavy rain (its when the falls are the best). Great spot if you are into mycology with bioluminescent fungi glowing at night (you will need a torch to navigate through the dense rainforest)

Kelly Stardust on Jun, 2019

Super easy walk. Was quite dry despite the rain, no mud or bogginess so no need for hiking shoes. I just went with my runners. The falls were also pretty dry but still pretty great. Try and scramble down if you can! Lots of pademelons and cool fungi :)

Run 44 on 12 May, 2019

Easy walk with the toddler. Spotted a Wallabie

Mel on 5 May, 2019

Lovely dense forest trail to the falls, a wonderful rain hike if you can deal with endless leeches when it's wet.

Angus Small on 17 Mar, 2019

Hot Summers day in Brisbane, but it was nice and cool up in the rainforest! Cute resident chickens wandering the picnic area too.

Karla on 28 Jan, 2019

all in all pretty easy walk. only took about 40 minutes each way but we deviated on the way back and did the rainforest circuit. saw lots of pademelons and heard an owl. not much water as no rain but was a nice walk. 2 adults and a 13 year old

The Johnstons on 20 Jan, 2019

Fantastic walk. Well worth it. Did it with my 5yo son in 2.5hrs.

Josh on 31 Dec, 2018

Brilliant walk, was really wet when we did it and had leaches galore all over our legs and shoes.
Was an easy walk got the heart going on the incline on the way back, at least we got to see the falls flowing.

Stuart Crichton on 18 Dec, 2018

Amazing and easy walk through the forest! Pretty much all shaded. Spotted few bird, paddy mellon and a tiny bush rat.

Ella on 22 Sep, 2018


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