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Visit the falls near the O'Reilly's original hut on the plateau and grab some great views of the waterfall and across the gorge towards Castle Crag.

912m
Maximum Elevation
250m
Total Climb

Getting there

Head to the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park. The walk to Morans Falls starts about 1km before you reach the (O'Reilys) car park at the end of the road.  If the carpark is full you can park at O'Reilys and backtrack.

Maps

The walk is clearly marked. Track maps are available from the information centre.

Map of walk and surrounding area:
http://www.oreillys.com.au/docs/pdfs/track-map-430x390.pdf

Route/Trail notes

Follow the track! Make sure to follow the track past the first lookout (after snapping some photos) down to where the track crosses the creek (great place for a snack) and on to the lookout a few hundred metres further on. This gives a great view over the gorge out towards Main Range.

Other References

Just about any guide book/website/brochure for Lamington or O'Reilly's will have something on the walk.

It's also worth checking out Bernard O'Reilly's book "Green Mountains" which describes the family's move to the plateau, including their first hut near Morans Falls.

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington/about.html#Half-day_walks_Green_Mountains

GPS Tracks

Comments

Nice little walk, even amid the Covid-19 there was still a dozen people there for sunset (on a friday), so I'd imagine that it cant get quite busy sometimes. If you're walking back in the dark, be careful where you shine your light as there was a couple of very small patches of glow worms.

Pete on 27 Mar, 2020

Easy walk, family friendly 4.4km return great view looking back towards Mt Barney and Mt Maroon ideal for photography on sunset

joelg15 on 8 Mar, 2020

Did this with my partner (both 25yo) this morning and didn't find it very challenging, however was very rewarding. Breath taking views, waterfall was magnificent as expected as the 2 weeks of torrential rain had just finished up 2 days ago. Saw some cool birds, lizards, and cray fish, and had lunch on top of the waterfall. Kids and elderly can do this with ease. We completed it in 64 mins and did the neighboring track burning over 200 calories!

RobDogRoast on 15 Feb, 2020

Beautiful waterfall and view. The walk is nice and easy. So glad we did this walk.

Thomas M on 12 Jan, 2020

Nice view, and nice waterfall even it is no rain for a long time.

Penny on 28 Sep, 2019

Great views

Lihz on 1 Sep, 2019

There is a shorter route to this lookout if you are at the Villas at O'Reilly's head down to the Spa and just before the pool there is a short 500m walk to the falls lookout. Quite easy to walk it.

ozsailor on 6 Aug, 2019

Incredible!!

Kcdixon on 28 Jul, 2019

Great walk a little foggy and wet to begin with, only added to the experience. Terrific view across the Valley once we reached the end. Easy hike completed it with our 7 and 11 year old in tow.

LP on 16 Jun, 2019

Beautiful walk great sunset

Tim on 18 May, 2019

A lovely walk down through the rainforest with a decent little workout coming back up.

rainbowshlee on 26 Apr, 2019

This is my favourite walk. I first went on this one when it was rainy and it was absolutely amazing, just check yourself for leaches! I’ve been 2 times after in clear weather and I loved it just as much but for some reason I do prefer going when it’s a bit rainy.

Kaitys on 28 Mar, 2019

Spectacular views, particularly in the afternoon

Mackamcb on Jan, 2019

My daughter and I completed this walk in the afternoon after setting up camp. Great afternoon walk and good prep for the Border Track the next day.

Very pretty waterfall and a nice easy walk.

Bobbe on Jan, 2019

Awesome work.. Well worth doing on Sunset

Dino the Explorer on 2019

Great walk, absolutely loved it.
We have twin 6 yr olds that enjoyed the walk as well.

Very Easy walk I was able to do it with a torn meniscus.

Pix on 26 Dec, 2018

Beautiful walk. The scenery and views are amazing. The walk is easy going, nothing too strenuous. Our 7 and 8 year olds managed well and we completed the walk in 90 minutes, including time to explore the falls and take photos.
Make sure you take some warm layers of clothing with you, as it's pretty cool underneath the trees and it's generally a few degrees cooler at O'Reilly's than down on the coast.
One of the better waterfalls we've visited - well worth it!

Sarah on 23 Sep, 2018

Visited with the whole family. Kids handled the walk easily (6 & 8). Saw a beautiful rainbow in the falls when we got there.

Richard Mason on 23 Sep, 2018

Excellent walk, especially if you rock hop to the top of the falls.

Lyric on 10 Sep, 2018

Completed this after doing the Python Rock walk. Really great walk with stunning views.

At the end of the trail there is a nice open area to sit down and eat any food you have brought with you.

As I mentioned in my Python Rock walk comment I would recommend doing this one second if you think you can tackle both of them. It's a good finisher for the day as your legs may be burning depending on the pace of your ascent.

Joel on 2 Sep, 2018

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