Morans Falls Track

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area

The Morans Falls Track takes you on a short walk through breathtaking Lamington National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. The track descends through a subtropical rainforest of booyongs, figs and brush box to Morans Falls Lookout where you'll enjoy excellent views of Morans Falls and Morans Creek gorge. You can also see layers of ancient volcanic lava flows; the more resistant have formed small cliff-lines along the valley and are best seen at the second lookout located across Morans Creek at the end of the track. The top of the falls was the site of a bark hut, the first home of the O'Reilly brothers, and today is a picnic spot.

The Morans Falls track leaves the Lamington National Park Road 800 metres downhill from the Green Mountains information centre and O'Reilly's Guest House. Some parking is available at the track entrance. The 4.6 kilometre track will lead you through natural scenery to the Morans Falls. Please keep to the track as short cuts create erosion.

The Morans Falls track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Visit their web site for the latest park information including opening hours and safety messages.

Journey Details

Duration
1.5 Hours
Distance
4.4 Kilometres

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.
Lamington National Park, Green Mountains Section
Lamington National Park Road
Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
Queensland
Australia

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Morans Falls Track

This track leaves the Lamington National Park Road 800 metres downhill from the national park's information centre. Some parking is available at the track entrance. Take care when walking beside the bitumen road especially on weekends when traffic is busy. An excellent view of Morans Falls and Morans Creek gorge can be seen from the constructed lookout located before the creek crossing. Layers of ancient volcanic lava flows are also visible; the more resistant have formed small cliff-lines along the valley, and are best seen at the second lookout located at the end of the track.

Please note: The Morans Falls Track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.

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Route Details

Route Type
Return
Level of Difficulty
Level 3: Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience
Mode of Travel
Walk

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