Bohgaban Falls

Lamington National Park

Follows the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk before off trail rock hopping up Nixon Creek to Bohgaban Falls.

Scrambling or Climbing
Navigation Required
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk exit on Nerang Murwillumbah Road (about 150 metres past the bridge that crosses Nixon Creek going towards NSW, there is a small house on the right - part of the Numinbah Correctional Centre)


Maps of Lamington National Park Binna Burra Section and Gold Coast Great Walk 

Route/Trail notes

Follow the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk until it crosses Nixon Creek. You can go upstream from here, but if you want to avoid several hundred metres of rock hopping, keep following the Great Walk track for a little longer. After about 250 metres you'll go through a clearing with a water tank (presumably for fire fighting), then walk another 250 metres or so up over a low ridge, until the track comes back down towards the creek. Cut through about 30 metres of bush to reach the creek again, consider marking where you came down into the creek,  and then head upstream. It's not navigationally difficult if you follow the main stream. A few hundred metres from where you left the Great Walk track, Moonjooroora Creek comes in from the left, so just stay right, until reaching Bohgaban Falls, which is about 2km (one to one and a half hours depending on creek flow) upstream from where you left the Great Walk track. Care should be taken as it is off trail with some potentially slippery rock hopping (but there are also quite a few areas where it's easy to walk through the rainforest on the banks). As with any rock hop water levels can alter the state of the route and increase the difficulty. Keep in mind rock hopping is time consuming and there is increased risk of injury due to the terrain.

Falls are roughly located at -28.193331, 153.201282 just upstream from Bell Bird Creek's confluence with Nixon Creek.



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A hefty rock hop upstream, rainy weather so roughly 1 hr up and 1 hr back from water tank. Got stung by giri giri but not to many around. Very pretty falls, glad I took it on.

mitchell foye on 5 Nov, 2022

These are very pretty falls with a nice waterhole to swim in. They clearly don't get visited very often but it's worth the effort of walking up the creek. Thankfully, it's not all rock hopping as there are plenty of places along the banks to walk through the bush. There is a lot of crossing back and forth finding the best route though, so be extra careful. And I was very pleased to see there were virtually no Gympie Gympies!

Michael D on 15 Oct, 2022


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