Boonoo Boonoo Falls & Rockpool Ramble Track
Boonoo Boonoo National Park
Allow 45 mins
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Easy (Grade 3)
Boonoo Boonoo Falls
Typical section of track
Boonoo Boonoo Falls
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The most popular walk in the park, this short and accessible tracks leads to a beautiful natural rockpool, which then cascades downstream to Boonoo Boonoo Falls.
This moderately trafficked walk starts from the Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area at the end of Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road.
From the picnic area, take the well-signed paved path into the forest – a mix of rainforest, dry eucalypt forest and grassy woodland.
After less than 100m a fork leads right to the Boonoo Boonoo Falls lookout or left to the rockpools.
The track to the falls lookout is also paved, with a railing. Look down into the rocky Boonoo Boonoo River, where countless cascades catch your eye. There are also views back toward the rockpool.
At the end of the path, a set of stairs takes you down to the constructed wooden viewing platform, however the views from the top of the stairs are also lovely, making this walk wheelchair accessible.
Look down onto Boonoo Boonoo Falls as it plummets into the valley below, including where Brach Gully joins the Boonoo Boonoo River.
The views north to the ranges surrounding the river, as it snakes its way through the landscape, are incredible.
From the lookout, retrace your steps and take the path to the rockpool. This short side track is mostly pathed, with a small set of rocky steps and a rough and rocky section at the end directly before the pools.
Avoid the track that branches off to the left from this side-track, which is the starting/ending point of the longer River Walk.
The rockpools include an unmistakable large pool, surrounded by a number of smaller pools, and are a fantastic place to cool down on a warm day.
It is possible to rock hop around the pools and further upstream to explore the cascades, however care must be taken on the rocks. It is not advised to explore downstream of the rockpools.
As with any natural swimming hole, exercise caution when entering the water, as there may be submerged rocks and other objects. In addition, help keep the fragile environment pristine by taking all rubbish with you and minimising the use of chemicals (such as sunscreen) if you are swimming.
The picnic area includes toilets, BBQs and picnic tables (covered and uncovered), all nestled within a beautiful pocket of forest.
Track: The majority of the track is paved with asphalt and is relatively flat except for a few small sections. The track to the top of the lookout is wheelchair accessible, however the rockpools are not. The track immediately prior to the rockpools is rough and rocky. The walk is well-signed and easy-to follow.
Difficulty: The track is short and suitable for all fitness levels.
Direction: This is an out-and back track that returns the way it came.
This trail starts from the Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area at the end of Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road in Boorook, 3.5 hours drive south-west of Brisbane.
Approximately 13 kms of Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road is unsealed, including 4 kms prior to the park entrance and 9 kms within the park boundaries. That said, a standard 2WD vehicle is typically suitable in normal conditions.
The car park is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round.
The rockpools area is prone to flooding during or after rain. Be sure to check the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service website for updates regarding flooding and track closures.
Note that there are park fees associated with entering many national parks in New South Wales. Check the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service website for more information.
Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure.
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