Kinbombi Falls

Wide Bay Burnett

Located next to a camping area with picnic and toilet facilities, the Kinbombi Falls walks are a network of 3 short tracks that descend into a deep gully containing a seasonally flowing creek/waterfall. The combined walks could be done in under an hour, but it is worth setting aside more time to enjoy and explore the gully.

Officially a Grade 5 track (many steep stairs + Tracks 1/3 both have an unstable, unpaved section towards the bottom of the gully), the Kinbombi walks are suitable for people with a moderate-high level of fitness. Ankle-supporting footwear is recommended if you plan to go beyond the cement stairs and explore the gully.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

Proceed to waypoint 6.5km east of Goomeri, 19km south-west of Kilkivan on Wide Bay Highway. Turn south onto Kinbombi Road and follow for 4km to picnic area. Well signed.


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Route/Trail notes

Track 1 leads directly to the falls where you may be lucky enough to see turtles in the pool below.

Track 2 features a lookout over the gorge, which has interesting rock features and flora, even if the waterfall is not flowing strongly.

Track 3 is the most challenging and descends all the way to the creek, with the option of rock-hopping around the creek-bed. A short, steep, unsealed section at the bottom of the track is more challenging and suitable footwear should be worn.



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Stunning gorge. The waterfall wasn't at full force and the creek was stagnant in places but still beautiful. Lots of turtles in the pool below the waterfall and some really special native plants. The steps were easier on the knees than expected (good distance apart). Very steep, short dirt section at the bottom of Track 3 to get down and explore the creek - fun for the kids & they did it in sandals but I'd recommend wearing closed in shoes.

Steph T on 13 Jan, 2023

Great free camping spot with flushing toilets, 3 sets of concrete stairs, 1 to basin of gorge, 2 to amazing viewing platform over gorge, 3 to swimming hole and water fall.
100m each but steep. Falls were flowing and lots of turtles in the main rock pool.

Greg on 10 Dec, 2022

Great day for a visit to Kinbombi Falls. Not a lot of water over the falls at the moment but still a terrific place for a walk to the lookouts & a picnic.

JCraig on 23 Sep, 2022

We were lucky enough to see the falls in full force! Short walks to each viewing area and then some well maintained stairs to viewing platform. The stairs weren’t too bad but I did stop and catch my breath a few times. Good view points, nice little walking area and camping area. Quiet and secluded at the time we visited. The nearby town, Goomeri, is a really friendly and welcoming little town, the Showgrounds care takers were particularly nice

Reno on 26 Feb, 2022

A place we often visit. Lots of steps upon return from the falls/creek but not too hard to climb to the top. A fantastic place to explore and the surrounding countryside and views are breathtaking. The gorge is usually flowing a little but it's mostly just a trickle. Would be a nice spot to rest and camp if you're travelling. The old railway track is also not far from the falls (parallel to the Wide Bay Highway) where you can walk into Goomeri or walk in the opposite direction towards Kilkivan.

Wayne's Walking Adventures on 21 Jan, 2022

Lovely spot
Camped the night
Like others have said there is only a trickle over the falls but it is a pretty ravine

Gaynor Robin Hubble on 9 May, 2021

Good walk to get the heart rate up. Lots of steps. It was trickling, but not a waterfall. Fun day.

Mackenzie on Jul, 2020

Great little spot to check out! There is also a campsite and toilets at the falls so a good spot to spend the night if you're travelling. There was only a trickle of water at the falls but it was still a spectacular site. There is 3 different look outs and MANY stairs so even though there isn't much of a trail you'll still get a bit of a workout in.

MELG on 19 Jun, 2020

Awful. Barely a trickle.

:) on 21 Apr, 2019

We attend quite often. Must like stairs to do this one. Been visiting for several years awaiting rain to fill but still waterfall is only a trickle. Still pretty though.

CassyN on 2018

Was a bit on the dry side of weather things, one to be return too after some rain I say !

J on 16 May, 2016

Lots and lots of very small steps. Calf burner. Best to do when decent rain has been as the falls don't run otherwise.

Shell on Dec, 2015

Not much water this time of year but still not bad to take a look at.

NerdTrails on 30 Jul, 2014

Water was a little green. The lookout further along the valley is spectacular and just a little precarious.

Viking on 24 Apr, 2014

Easy walk down to the falls, however a number of stairs to walk back up. Nice little picnic area at the top.
The falls area is quite interesting, be careful near the cliff edges. The water is bright Green.

DrummerJeff on 7 Dec, 2013


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