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Morans Falls Track

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This park has been impacted by recent severe weather events in Queensland. Please check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

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.

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.

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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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O'Reilly's Villas

O'Reilly, Scenic Rim Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$359 - 669
Situated in the middle of World Heritage listed Lamington National Park and surrounded by 20,000 hectares of sub tropical rainforest, O'Reilly's is the ideal base to explore, or just get back to nature.
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Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay is a tranquil and private farmstay holiday getaway featuring self contained accommodation. Located in the Gold Coast Hinterland at the foot of Tamborine Mountain, their farmstay is just a one hour drive from Brisbane and an easy 40 minute drive from the Gold Coast.

Villa Della Rosa Bed and Breakfast

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$119 - 239
Villa Della Rosa Bed and Breakfast is a romantic Mediterranean styled mansion, with official 4.5 AAA tourism star rating. Nestled in a wonderfully secluded corner of Tamborine Mountain, all rooms are luxuriously appointed, with queen or king sized beds, reverse cycle air-conditioning, spa ensuites and more.

Witches Falls Cottages

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
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From AU$295 - 450
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The Odd Gecko

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
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From AU$140 - 175
The Odd Gecko in Canungra is an award winning boutique guesthouse, that sleeps 12 comfortably in five guest suites, and having five guest bathrooms. Handy to O'Reilly's, it is ideally situated for your next short holiday, if your interests include World Heritage rainforests, wineries, Paragliding and hang-gliding, hot air ballooning, scenic drives, restaurants and galleries.

Lamington National Park Camping Ground

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$11.90 - 11.90
There is one camping area in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, and a privately-managed campground adjacent to the Binna Burra section of the park. Both camping areas have facilities and are within short walking distances to all graded walking tracks.

Binna Burra Lodge

Beechmont, Gold Coast Area
From AU$190 - 645
Binna Burra Lodge is under one hour's drive from the Gold Coast and just 90 minutes from Brisbane, the rainforest of Lamington National Park sprawls like a rich emerald carpet across the spurs and valleys of the McPherson Ranges.

Kidd Street Cottages

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$160 - 250
Check out their well priced, spacious, self-catering cottages. Enjoy exceptional local dining and a variety of unforgettable experiences on Tamborine Mountain. Kidd Street Cottages are perfect if you are looking for an affordable break in the Hinterland of South East Queensland.

nightfall camp

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
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From AU$455 - 795
Perched beside the crystal-clear tumbling headwaters of Christmas Creek and Queensland's ancient Lamington National Park rainforests, nightfall's luxury tents epitomise the simple luxuries of life. The nightfall 'glamping' (luxury camping) experience steps away from the excess' and complications of the modern world.

Avocado Sunset Bed and Breakfast

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
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Avocado Sunset is an exclusive and romantic Bed and Breakfast situated at beautiful North Tamborine Mountain. There are four stylishly themed ensuite guest rooms with spa baths, (some with log fires), air-conditioning, scrumptious breakfasts and some of the mountain's best views with amazing sunsets.
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