Witches Chase

Tamborine National Park

Witches Falls is Queensland’s first National Park, declared in 1908. This track leads through rainforest with large red cedar trees and eucalypt forest to Witches Falls lookout. The waterfall only flows after recent rain and is best viewed from the lookout platform.

Return by the same route, or extend your walk by 3.1km by completing the Witches Falls Circuit, which starts just beyond the lookout.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
No Dogs Permitted
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Maximum Elevation
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Total Climb

Getting there:

Access is from Witches Chase, which is on the left towards the top of Beacon Road. There is limited parking.

Maps:

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/tamborine/pdf/tamborine-walking-track-map.pdf

Route/Trail notes:

A well defined track that winds its way downhill and through a boulder field to the falls.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References  

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/tamborine/about.html#witches_falls_circuit

 

 

 

 

Comments

Enjoyable walk to the Witches Falls via Witches Chase. I walked this with my 7 and 9 year olds this afternoon and it took us 90 minutes, which included a number of stops along the way.
There is a carpark at the corner of Witches Chase and Colville Drive, which is not so well signposted, but you walk down a dirt track until you come to the Tamborine National Park sign, and go from there.
There are some lovely views through the trees at the start of the track. You wind your way down the side of the mountain into the lush subtropical forest below. There's a section of boulders along the track, which makes for some fun rock hopping and gives the walk a little more interest. There are some impressively large boulders and trees through the forest until you reach the waterfall.
The waterfall itself only had a trickle of water and wasn't anything greatly impressive to look at; however there is a lovely view from the lookout platform.
From the waterfall, you can continue on to do the Witches Circuit, although as we had previously walked the Circuit before and it was late afternoon, we headed back along Witches Chase.

Sarah on 9 Mar, 2019

By far the better part of Witches Falls. The views are pristine and the walk is fairly easy.

Just avoid the track after rain, mud gets everywhere.

Schleehauzer on Oct, 2018

Combined with the circuit track makes for a pretty nice not one walk

Kcdixon on 10 Sep, 2018

Did the Chase and the circuit on the weekend. To reach the Witches Chase parking area you need to drive down a dirt track about 50m.

The chase pArt of the track is not all that difficult although its over grown in some sections. It decends through nice forest to the falls lookout which looks out to the west over the valley. The biggest issue is proably 200-300m in where the track is simply a pile of 200mm-500mm sharp edged rocks constituting a track.

David S on 21 May, 2018

Decent hike with great views

Evil Dave on 13 Apr, 2018

An easy walk that took me about an hour. I'd recommend heading in after rain to make the most of the stunning view at the end of the trail.

Verushka on 5 May, 2017

I started on the Witches Chase before walking the falls circut and then finished again on the chase. Best walked early in the morning to appreciate the forests birdlife. A few stair sections and an awesome boulder section. You will need to pay attention and watch where your going as its narrow in sections and rocks are jagged. Take time to stop at the boulder section to look up the hillside to a giant strangker fig with many elkhorns and moss.

carissajim on 18 Jan, 2017

Beautiful rainforest walk.

Kiran on 19 Jul, 2016

Great walk not to difficult but not to easy.

Jodie on 12 Jun, 2016

Enjoyed this walk a lot. Peacefull and easy with lots to look at.

Justin Fatts on May, 2016

Last walk (no 8) of the weekend and a quiet stroll down to Witches Falls, till confronted by a feisty 2m Green Tree Snake! Kids pretty tired out by now, but kept on trucking till the end.

F.A.B. on 30 Nov, 2015

Fun track! Tacked on to Witches Falls, brought it up to a nice distance. From the Witches Falls junction, the track climbs up the mountain a little and comes out at a road. There's a section of path that consists of only rocks, I wouldn't like to try it immediately after rain but in fine weather it's easily manageable.

Anonymous on Mar, 2015

A great walk with my 3 kids, even the little one made it the whole way! Quite cold on a winter's afternoon and lots of steps, but nice scenery.

mattyc on Aug, 2013

Went in from witches chase end just after rain , rock section mid walk slippery , nice walk , small falls .

pkym on 18 Jul, 2013

A little wet and muddy but still good. Quite a lot of stairs to climb

rob.bushman on 14 Apr, 2010

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