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Browns Falls

Southern Downs



Distance (kms):

1.4 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 1 hr

Elevation gain (m):

17 m

Max. elevation (m):

666 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Moderate (Grade 4)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A short rock hop past cascades to a lovely waterfall that plunges over basalt columns into a shallow pool below.

This lightly trafficked trail is located near Killarney, starting at Browns Falls Park on Spring Creek Road.

From the picnic area, head along the concrete path through the tunnel under the road. The concrete path ends soon after and the remainder of the track is rough and faint, crossing the creek a number  times.

The walk is short at just over 600 metres, however care is required when rock hopping and the track is for able-bodied persons only.

The 15 metre waterfall plunges over basalt columns into a shallow pool below.

To return, simply retrace your steps.

This walk is great when paired with other activities in the area, including Queen Mary Falls, Daggs Falls lookout and Carrs lookout. These collectively are known as the ‘Falls Drive’.

Track: The track, for the most part, is faint and rough, with a fair amount of rock scrambling and hopping required. While the track is unsigned beyond the starting point, it is a straightforward hike up the creek and so is easy to follow.

Difficulty: The track is rough and suitable for able-bodied persons only. Rock hopping and some simple scrambling up small cascades is required. Care should be taken on the rocks, particularly after rain, as they may be wet.

Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came.

getting there

The trail starts from Browns Falls Park on Spring Creek Road, in Killarney, 2.25 hours drive south-west of Brisbane.

Parking is ample.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

An early start on a weekend or a weekday visit is advised.

Like all walks involving waterfalls, they are best done after recent rain, however be sure to check for updates regarding flooding and track closures.

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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. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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