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.

No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
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.


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

Map of walk and surrounding area:

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.

GPS Tracks


Quite an leisurely walk, need to go off track a bit to enjoy the star of the show which is the Moran falls itself, but well worth it. The views are spectacular! Be extra careful as it is a sheer rock / fall.

supamanwalks on 18 Jan, 2023

pretty easy walk - watch out for leeches! Lovely waterfalls at the end of the trail.

Norzaini Amin on 26 Dec, 2022

Short walk with the reward of a great waterfall, it had been raining for 2 days when I went down this track so plenty of action from the falls. Very misty from low cloud so views were limited that day

Bribie 61 on 22 Jul, 2022

A nice 2 hour walk. Saw a double rainbow. probably okay for older children not so much for little ones.
Roads are pretty damaged, lots of potholes for about 15kms, very bumpy but 100% worth it.

Courtney Moran on 25 Apr, 2022

Awesome waterfall, fresh clear water. Great views.

Jayne Budai on 13 Jan, 2022

A lovely little wet walk with the kids to see the waterfall. About 6.6 K from the main carpark. Did not expect to see a wandering blue Crayfish just off the path.

Will Walk For Food on 9 Jan, 2022

Easy walk, well marked track, my daughter (12) and I ran the track. Enjoyed sunset and views then headed back up in the dark with headlamps.

Nicole Howarth on 15 Aug, 2021

Nice views & hike, horrible road to it.

Gabby on 14 Aug, 2021

Start off early before it gets too busy. Park you car in
O’ Riellys and walk down 900 meters to the start of the walk. Lovely walk to the falls, we did the Python Rock lookout, well worth the walk. Much quieter but really nice.

Aidan Rice on 12 Jun, 2021

Nice lookout towards the west with Mt Lindesay, Mt Barney and Mt Maroon lined up.

Wanderlust on 3 May, 2021

Lovely views with rainbow 🌈 over Falls

Sue H on 17 Feb, 2021

A nice, shady walk, quite pretty, plenty to look at, not just generic bush. We passed a couple with a pram on our way down who were on their way back, so it isn't a difficult walk. Saw a Regent Bowerbird high up in the trees. The waterfall was beautiful.

We found a shortcut to the road on our way back, that let out among the villas at O'Reilly's. We also saw a lyrebird off to the side on the track that goes between the villas and O'Reilly's.

Tammy H on 10 Jan, 2021

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


Kcdixon on 28 Jul, 2019


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