Browns Falls

South East Queensland
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Located only 4.5 kms outside of Killarney in the Scenic Rim. The 15m waterfall requires a 600 metre walk along a rough track involving plenty of climbing over rocks and under fallen trees. It is definitely worth the walk.

Waterfalls
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
Scrambling or Climbing
Rainforest

Getting there

Located only 4.5 kms outside of Killarney in the Southern Downs Region. From Killarney head towards Queen Mary Falls. Driving along Spring Creek Rd, just before the accent; there is a picnic area called Brown Falls Park. The walk starts by going through a tunnel underneath Spring Creek Rd.

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Route/Trail notes

Starting with a concrete path through the tunnel (a really good echo), you are quickly greated by dirt/mud. From here the track is not all that well defined and is marked with round reflective road sign markers screwed to the trees. Typically red ones heading towards the falls and blue ones heading back. Around half way there is a cascade, keep going past this, the track continues to meander both sides of the creek as you follow the watercourse up to the falls. Same way back.

Permits/Costs

Free

Other References

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Comments

Well my visit was a prime example of how recent weather conditions can drastically change the nature of a walk. I went there two days ago while on a camp at Queen Mary Falls caravan park. Expected an easy walk, but there had been recent heavy rain, the mud was deep, the water levels high, the stones above water wide apart and slippery as glass. Took all my experience just to make three creek crossing without getting wet boots (or injured) before I decided it was more than I signed up for that day and turned back.

And that was my assessment as an experienced bushwalker. I was at the Steamers lookout just a week before this, and have done many off-track walks in slippery conditions with high water levels such as Stairway Falls and Larapinta Falls. Yes I could have made it, but safety first, and I was alone - shudder to think of what would happen to Jane/Joe Public if they ventured on this track in current conditions.

Kuhr on 5 Jul, 2021

I can see why it's called Browns Falls. Mud, mud followed by cleaning the shoes to cross the creek, before more mud. Waterfall is stunning.

Maverick on 23 May, 2021

Lots of back and forth over the creek, but beautiful waterfall.

Ashilleong on 29 Dec, 2020

A scenic walk along the creek bed, a little bit of rock hopping required and a few trees and tree roots to clamber around or over or under. Nice little waterfall at the end.

Kaylene&Mal on 12 Aug, 2020

Very slippery conditions under a mist of rain today

stryker on 9 Jul, 2020

A very unloved track, bit rough around the edges with a number of creek crossings, but stuning waterfall.

Andy on 5 Jul, 2020

Great walk. Some of the markers are missing so have to keep an eye on which way to go. Bit slippery in some parts, the waterfall is lovely.

Vicki on Jun, 2019

Amazing walk with our 7 and 9 year olds. We had a lot of fun rock hopping and stream crossing our way to the base of the Falls. Difficult to spot the markers at times, but it's pretty easy to figure out - basically just follow the stream.
We did this bushwalk after Queen Mary Falls, which I felt was a great way to do it - the kids (and us) found Brown's Falls much more interesting and exciting.
Both kids ended up brushing against stinging nettle, so just keep a look out! Fortunately it didn't spoil the rest of the walk and they both said afterwards that they'd love to come back and do the walk again, which is definitely saying something!!

Sarah on 5 May, 2019

Awesome walk to the waterfall.

Juiced Pixels on 15 Feb, 2019

Very easy short walk. I had my kids, 2 and 5yo, with me. They loved crossing the little creek by climbing over rocks

Johanna Zolg on 1 Sep, 2018

On our afternoon drive from Boonah to Kilarney this (the 4th set of waterfalls) was the most challenging of the walks involving slippery creek banks and numerous creek 'rock hopping' crossings.

Alex on 3 Feb, 2018

Found this walk by chance on the way to Queen Mary Falls. It has a nice park for a picnic and area to let your kids burn off some steam. The walk itself is relatively flat and follows close to the creek all the way. Nothing strenuous in terms of elevation although there is a bit of rock hopping and Criss crossing the creek following the track. Probably a good track for the middle of the day if you’re looking to take pictures as the creek doesn’t see a great deal of sun light.

David S on 16 Jan, 2018

Lovely waterfall

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