Morans Falls Track
Lamington National Park (Green Mountains)
A short walk to a popular waterfall with epic views across the Albert River valley towards Mount Barney.
This heavily trafficked walk starts from the Python Rock and Morans Falls trailhead, located about a kilometre before the O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park.
The well-marked track meanders through lush subtropical rainforest, with booyongs, strangler figs, brush boxes and interesting twisted vines (including one that resembles a pretzel).
Near the falls, the track forks, with one direction heading to a lookout with views towards the spectacular Morans Falls, a single plunge waterfall that plummets 80 metres into the gorge below.
The other direction crosses Morans Creek to Morans Clearing lookout, where you are rewarded with uninterrupted views across the Albert River valley towards Mount Lindsey and Mount Barney.
Morans Falls is an extremely popular walk, especially for sunset, where the falls offer an incredible vantage point for watching the sun set in the west over the valley.
If making your way to the top of the falls, be careful, as the rocks can be very slippery, particularly after rain and there is no barrier or fencing at the top of the falls.
Track: Graded and well-signed. The track is easy to follow with limited change in elevation.
Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels. Care should be taken if walking on the rocks to get to the top of the falls, especially after rain.
Direction: This is an out-and-back track which returns the way it came.
The walk is located in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, at the Python Rock and Morans Falls trailhead, located about a kilometre before the O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat on Lamington National Park Road in Canungra, 2 hours drive south of Brisbane.
Parking is very limited at the trailhead, however ample parking can be found at O’Reily’s – adding a 900 metre walk from the car park to the trailhead along the Centenary Track. This car park can also be extremely busy, especially on weekends.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round, however is particularly beautiful at sunset. If going for a sunset hike, be sure to leave enough time to return before it gets dark, or take suitable lighting and clothing.
Like all walks involving waterfalls, they are best done after recent rain, however, be sure to check the Queensland Parks website for updates regarding flooding and track closures, especially given the numerous creek crossings on this track.
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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