The Box Forest Track leaves the Picnic Rock track 2.7 km from the entrance and is a most rewarding circuit walk. The track winds down through stands of Brush Box and Piccabeen Palms, to the lush sub-tropical rainforest along Canungra Creek. Pepper Vines cling to tall trees that often support spectacular tree gardens.

Turn right at the next track junction. During wet times, you will have to wade through the water when crossing above Wajinya Falls. The track continues near the top of the falls on the other side. Darragumai Falls and Picnic Rock are considered good lunch spots. Don't miss Box Log and Elabana Falls on the way home.

Bird Watching
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?


The National Parks Office above the car park on the left hands out some paper maps for free, the kiosk (right) sells Topos for $12.

Route/Trail notes

Well signed


No costs.

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?


Beautiful walk. We walk with 3 children (including a 5 year old) and had a fantastic day. The track is in great shape with only two fallen trees partially blocking the track - both are high enough to climb under. There's plenty of water in the creek to get some lovely waterfall photos, but not enough to cause any issues with the two creek crossings. We stopped for lunch at Picnic Rock. All up it took us 4 hours to complete the walk. Definitely a walk we will be doing again :)

VanessaF on 7 Aug, 2016

Beautiful walk, wonderful scenery. They are preparing for track maintenance so there are bags of gravel/rocks and equipment placed along the track by helicopter in a few sections. Took 3 hours walking, and an hour and a half stopped for lunch, photos etc. Lovely day out.

AH on 1 Aug, 2016

Beautiful track, just very very cold in the morning. The creek that the track follows is just stunning, and the falls are beautiful.

mjorn_ on Jul, 2016

Great walk. Nothing more to be said. Elabana falls is the big drawcard.

Zerpy on 4 May, 2016

Started from O'Reilly's Retreat on Main Border Track. Beautiful waterfalls and streams. Went on Friday morning and saw almost no one else. Trail is well signed, and was damp and a little chilly.

Ryan Ketterl on 15 Apr, 2016

Very good circuit walk with beautiful waterfalls. Not too long and easy track to walk.

Murray Thomson on 7 Apr, 2016

Great walk, it was quite wet under foot in some sections and a few trees over the track. Took about 4 hours. Don't miss the waterfalls.

Wander on 20 Mar, 2016

Beautiful walk with incredible rainforests, waterfalls, and wildlife. Elabana falls is a beautiful spot but there are also lots of other different falls along the track that are great to see. Some of the big old growth trees are amazing.

Apparently plenty of snakes but I only saw Land Mullet and water dragons plus a lot of birds. And if you keep your eyes out you will see some lamington crayfish.

Would recommend doing this walk early or during the week as it can get quite busy. It is great to families and kids out walking but if I am being selfish it can disturb the ambience.

Adam Higgins on 17 Jan, 2016

Great mid-range walk, some awesome waterfalls and plenty of wildlife! Take a picnic and take your time as there are a lot of nice spots to sit and appreciate the solitude as you follow the creek through this circuit.

barefootinthebush on 8 Nov, 2015

Lovely day for a walk. Plenty of people on the tracks. Waterfalls are well worth the walk :)

Bruce on 23 May, 2015

Awesome track

Watflo on 22 Feb, 2015

as part of in conjunctions with falls circuit. nice section

B_T on Mar, 2014

Love this walk. Waterfalls and cascades running nicely despite lack of rain. Saw at least 5 Lamington Blue Crays.

oldcoastwalker on 13 Feb, 2014

Fantastic walk, and saw not one but FIVE rare Albert's Lyrebirds! :)

Little_Meow on 20 Jan, 2014

A great spot to see Albert Lyre birds. Only other place I have seen one is the Ships stern walk.

Callaghan Clan on 24 Mar, 2013

Great walk with surprising amount of water given the lack of rain. Early start is a good idea just to avoid traffic on the narrow roads during the drive.

pavi82 on 13 Jan, 2013

Still ok amount of water at Elebana Falls with no rain for months.

bronwenz on 3 Nov, 2012

Nice walk for a hot day. Awesome massive tree. Bit of fun driving up on the one lane roads, recommend getting there early to avoid on-coming traffic.

SoulSolutions on 3 Nov, 2012

Great walk, worth doing, if not just to see the amazing 1500 yo Brush Box trees..

Anthony & Stephanie on 6 Oct, 2012

an excellent walk - not difficult but it is advisable to go anti clockwise to avoid a steep uphill ascent Also short enough to get up there by 11 and have a decent walk and a cup of coffee at the end. The big treat was seeing a male Paradise Rifle bird just before Picnic rock .

DaveKIng on 11 Aug, 2012


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