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Morans Falls Track
1.5 Hours  / 4.6 Kilometres



Description

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 track descends 140 metres through a subtropical rainforest of booyongs, figs and brush box to Morans Falls Lookout where an excellent view of Morans Falls and Morans Creek gorge can be seen. Layers of ancient volcanic lava flows are also visible; the more resistant have formed small cliff-lines along the valley, and is best seen at the second lookout located across Morans Creek at the end of the track. Please keep to the track as short cuts create erosion.

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A picnic area is located 400 metres further on at the top of the falls. This was the site of a bark hut, the first home of the O'Reilly brothers when they arrived on the mountain.

Lamington National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world.

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Walker at Morans Falls lookout, Lamington National Park
Walker at Morans Falls lookout, Lamington National ParkMorans Falls, Lamington National Park
Morans Falls, Lamington National ParkWater cascades over rocks before plummeting over Morans Falls, Lamington National Park
Water cascades over rocks before plummeting over Morans Falls, Lamington National ParkViews and lessons about the park from Morans Falls, Lamington National Park
Views and lessons about the park from Morans Falls, Lamington National Park


Journey Details

Duration1.5 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance4.6 KilometresItinerary RouteReturn
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

Facilities

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


Morans Falls Track Full Itinerary

Morans Falls Track

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


Route Details

Duration: 1.5 Hrs 
Distance: 4.6 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Walk
Route Type: Return

Experiences
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Rainforest
    Rainforest
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 4
Other Information
Children: Children are welcome. Keep to the track and supervise children closely, especially near watercourses and steep slopes. Avoid contact with the leaves of stinging nettles and stinging trees. Protect yourself from ticks, biting insects and leeches by wearing insect repellent and long sleeves and long trousers.



Other Information

Children:
Yes. Children are welcome. Keep to the track and supervise children closely, especially near watercourses and steep slopes. Avoid contact with the leaves of stinging nettles and stinging trees. Protect yourself from ticks, biting insects and leeches by wearing insect repellent and long sleeves and long trousers.


Visit our Driving Safety and Advice page for more information or the RACQ website for the latest road conditions.

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