Alligator Falls Track, Bowling Green Bay National Park

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In the Mount Elliot section of Bowling Green Bay National Park, Alligator Creek flows through the landscape in a series of cascades, deep pools and waterfalls. The Alligator Falls track starts from the southern end of the Alligator Creek day-use area.

Stroll the first 500 metres along the track to the Alligator Creek lookout, then continue for another two kilometres to Cockatoo Creek, an ideal place for a rest and a swim.

From Cockatoo Creek the track meanders roughly parallel to the creek, following powerlines through open woodland forest to Hidden Valley. An open clearing features towering, old mango trees, one of the only reminders of the homestead that once stood there. After a further two kilometres, the track arrives at a series of steps ascending through a rocky vine-thicket where some boulder-scrambling is required. The track then suddenly emerges at the falls. Access to and above the falls is not provided.

On this track visitors must cross the creek on four occasions. These crossings vary in depth from ankle-deep to approximately waist-deep depending on the conditions. Visitors are advised to start walking in the morning to ensure a safe return during daylight hours. Carry water and wear sturdy footwear.

Journey Details

Duration
6 Hours
Distance
17 Kilometres

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Alligator Falls track, Mount Elliot, Bowling Green Bay National Park

This walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The map only shows an indicative start point; the track route and end point are not shown, and the map cannot be used for navigation purposes. See their website for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Distance 17 kms
Route Type Return
Level of Difficulty Level 3: Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience

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