Goomoolahra and Rainbow Falls

Springbrook National Park
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No need to complete the full 14 kilometre Warrie circuit, but instead walk 3 kilometres (of the 17 km track) and see at least 3 waterfalls. You are walking along the side of the cliff with sheer drops below and rock faces above.

Very picturesque and one of the nicest walks in Springbrook National Park. Not to be confused with the view of the Goomoolahra Falls from above.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Rainforest

Getting there

Start the walk from the Tallanbana picnic area on Springbrook Road.  Start by following the Twin Falls Circuit, but at the initial junction, go towards the right rather than the left.

Maps

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/springbrook/pdf/springbrook-inset-maps.pdf

Route/Trail notes

It can be muddy and the path is along the steep cliff face.  Wear good walking shoes.

Permits/Costs

None

Other

Walk above Twin Falls, under Rainbow Falls and finish at the midway of Goomoolahra Falls, before returning 3 kilometres (or continue the Warrie Circuit for another 14 kilometres.

GPS Tracks

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Comments

This was a really beautiful walk. The track is quite easy, and with so much beauty and diversity that we seemed to reach both falls in no time. Loved walking behind the curtain of water at Rainbow Falls. On the return, we took the turnoff to Twin Falls which is only a few hundred metres, and so glad we did. Another gorgeous waterfall and green pool.

Diane on 13 Sep, 2020

Great walk! i'd recommend to go a bit further down from the falls, there will be one more quite picturesque place just in ~500m.

ovel on 21 Jun, 2020

A beautiful walk, especially after some rain. Sheer cliffs and waterfalls and very picturesque. Most people seem to prefer the shorter Twin Falls Circuit and avoid the 17km circuit sign. We had previously viewed the Goomoolahra falls from the short walk lookout at the top but this does not compare to viewing the cascades from mid way. Once day we shall continue the walk to the base.
It can be muddy and it is necessary to walk under the Rainbow falls to continue to Goomoolahra Falls. There were several other smaller water falls on the way as it had been raining.

Shazlex on 26 Jan, 2020

Wish the national parks would make this its own official circuit. Many people probably stay away from entering the Warrie circuit after seeing the 16km sign.

If only they knew a short walk can take you to two nice waterfalls. Is there any way to access to bottom of Goomoolahra Falls it looks so nice there from the top. I did try once but seems too rocky and risky to get to

icanfly on 4 Jun, 2017

Done Rainbow Falls a couple times. It lives up to it's name :) Very enjoyable.

ChasingWaterfalls on 2016

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