Araucaria Falls

Main Range National Park

Rainforest walk to the base of Araucaria Falls and then return. Elevation 830m (base of the falls).

Bird Watching
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Type 'Lookout Road, Goomburra' into your GPS.

Pass through Cunninghams Gap on Cunningham Highway. Turn right at Goomburra Rd. Turn right onto Inverramsy Road at the Goomburra Hall and follow this road. The road turns into gravel and crosses the creek a number of times as it passes a number of private campgrounds (Gordon Country). 

When you reach the National Park boundary (signed) take the left branch (Lookout Road). Kurrajong Picinic area is on the right, then cross the creek once more. (This crossing isn't sealed but can handle conventional cars as long as the creek isn't running too high - there is no height sign so pre-walk the creek crossing first).

Araucaria Falls walk is on the left, approx 5km on Lookout Rd.


Route/Trail notes

The trail is very well worn and clear to follow, though being dense rainforest the path can become very muddy after heavy rain.  The first kilometre is level, before you start to descends to the falls.  The trail crosses the top of the falls. Once at the top don't forget to continue up the stairs otherwise you'll miss out on the view.  Once across the other side of the falls, it descends very quickly to the base of the falls. There are exposed tree roots and rock steps used in this section, so on return this may take some time to traverse the ascent.


No permits and No fees.

Other References

More information is available on the Queensland Government website. Not providing a link as the website changes, use a Google search.


Walk was great, once you reach the top of the falls make sure you keep going otherwise you'll miss the rest of the walk and the view from the bottom (which is great). The ground was quite slippery after the rain, be careful as mud and down hill slops are not always a good combination.

Attempted to go here a week before but the river crossings were too overflown for a conventional car to pass (unless you have a 4WD don't drive all the way out here during wet weather).

If you are heading out this way I recommend combining this walk with the Mt Castle and Sylvesters lookouts very close to this walk.

rob.bushman on 4 Jan, 2015

This walk is actually quite easy and could be included for those driving up the road to do Mt Castle and Sylvesters Lookout. The waterfalls is quite good and a peaceful setting at the base, even with the very little water flowing over on the day I visited.

Ross Cruickshank on 8 Jun, 2014


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