Mt Walsh Waterfall Creek (Utopia Falls)

Queensland

This pleasant moderate grade walk to the rock pool area—a nice place to picnic, cool off in the shade beside the rock pools or just enjoy nature.
The walk begins in hoop pine dominated dry rainforest and vine thickets fringing a moist gully. Further on, open forests and grassy woodlands feature and merge into shrubby heath along Waterfall Creek.
The creek cascades through a series of rock pools that have potholed into the granite by years of water erosion. Cabbage palms, (Livistona decora), growing near the rock pools occur here at their most western limit. Further along Waterfall Creek, impressive water gums, (Tristaniopsis laurina), grow to over 25m high and wrap buttressed roots around rocks.
Look for wildlife as you walk. You might see wonga pigeons in the dark shaded understorey of the rainforest or catch a glimpse of white-throated treecreepers in the open forest and woodland. Swamp wallabies also use the track and red-necked wallabies often feed around the rainforest fringes.
Caution is required when accessing the creek as rocks may be slippery and unstable.

Waterfalls

Getting there

Waterfall Creek car park Utopia Road off Innooroolbar Rd

Maps

Qld Park and Services

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!

Permits/Cost

Free

Other References

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Comments

Easy walk to the falls, and you take the same track back to the parking lot. Beautiful place to go for a swim. Wish I went during summer!

Tegan Atkins on 29 Jun, 2019

It took me a long time to figure how to get here. So many different directions. I finally made it. To get here you don't need a 4wd like some say. Maybe if there was a lot of rain. Anyway we parked at the entry. I set my walking app. It told me I had done 4.33klms (remember this is an app so is probably wrong still ) and took me a little over 2 hours. Reason being I have bad legs so I go slow besides I am in no hurry. When we got there it was beautiful. An enjoyable walk. It's amazing what you see when going that bit slower.

Patricia on 19 Jun, 2019

Easy walk to the rockpools, more care is required when navigating around the pools themselves, as some areas are quite steep and rocky, as well as being slippery when wet.
Did this walk on a damp day, but still enjoyable. Water was lovely and the other walkers went swimming.
Young children may struggle with the rocky surrounds of the rockpools, especially when wet. Fine for most older children and adults.

LaurenLiz on 7 May, 2018

Nice easy walk to some beautiful rock pools. Best after some rainfall.

Rhiannon Brooks on 18 Feb, 2018

Starts off easy on fire track then becomes narrow as closer to the creek , rocky areas with plenty of small rock pools. Nice walk !

J on 13 Sep, 2014

Went back just to photograph the butterflies. Wasn't disappointed!!

Stellar on 24 May, 2014

Easy walk to the rock pools. Was an amazing experience being surrounded by thousands of butterflies. Saw a turtle in the deepest pool.

Stellar on 10 May, 2014

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