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Araucaria Falls

Goomburra, Southern Downs Area

The Araucaria Falls track commences 3.8 kilometres along Lookout Road beyond the Kurrajong picnic area at Goomburra in the World Heritage listed, Main Range National Park. Named after the hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii), the track passes through rainforest and leads visitors to the base of Araucaria Falls. Look for epiphytes in trees as well as ferns growing beside the track.

Journey Details

Duration
1.5 Hours
Itinerary Type
Return
Mode of Travel
Walk
Distance
3.6 Kilometres
Itinerary Route
Return
Level of Difficulty
Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking

Other Information

Children:

Children are welcome. Supervise children closely - especially on steep slopes and near watercourses. Avoid contact with stinging nettles and stinging trees.
Goomburra section - Main Range National Park
Forestry Reserve Road
Goomburra, Southern Downs Area
Queensland
Australia

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Goomburra, Main Range National Park

Goomburra, Southern Downs Area
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Goomburra is one of four visitor nodes of Main Range National Park - part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Rugged mountain ranges, spectacular lookouts, trickling streams and rare wildlife make this a very special place. Two open, grassy camping areas hug Dalrymple Creek in the western foothills of the range; close to three walking tracks ranging from an easy 1.2 kilometre circuit suitable for wheelchairs with assistance, to a six kilometre track showcasing waterfalls and freshwater habitats. A short four-wheel-drive away, two more tracks lead to scenic lookouts, both within an hour's walk. Several longer walks can also be chosen, including along an old forestry snigging trail to a winder used back when timber was hauled from these forests. Look for New England blackbutt and manna gums in dry open forests; giant spear lillies on cliff edges; and vines, palms and epiphytes in the rainforests of moist gullies and the escarpment. Watch for echidnas and koalas. See satin bowerbirds and variegated fairy-wrens, or listen to the calls of shy yellow-tailed black-cockatoos. Goomburra is a special area for frogs; keep to tracks and please do not disturb rocks or pollute watercourses.
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