Araucaria Falls track, Main Range National Park

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Discover the spectacular beauty of the Araucaria Falls on this short track flanked by lush subtropical rainforest.

Wind gracefully along a gully lined with brush box and gently climb to this small but spectacular waterfall. Cross the creek at the top before descending sharply to the deep pool below.

The waterfall is named after the towering hoop pines that line the track. As you sit by the pool, surrounded by lush subtropical rainforest, think back to when hoop pine was logged in the Goomburra area. Now only a few old trees remain, standing tall over the surrounding canopy. As you return along the same track, see if you can spot any of these ancient survivors.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species).

Image credits: Joel Kotze © Queensland Government

Journey Details

Duration
1.5 Hours
Distance
3.6 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching

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Full itinerary

Discover the spectacular beauty of the Araucaria Falls on this short track flanked by lush subtropical rainforest.

Wind gracefully along a gully lined with brush box and gently climb to this small but spectacular waterfall. Cross the creek at the top before descending sharply to the deep pool below.

The waterfall is named after the towering hoop pines that line the track. As you sit by the pool, surrounded by lush subtropical rainforest, think back to when hoop pine was logged in the Goomburra area. Now only a few old trees remain, standing tall over the surrounding canopy. As you return along the same track, see if you can spot any of these ancient survivors.

This walk is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area and 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 www.npsr.qld.gov.au 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.

Image credit: Joel Kotze © Queensland Government

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Distance 3.6 kms
Route Type Return
Level of Difficulty Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

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