D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

The Greenes Falls track leads through rainforest to a lookout above the falls. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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Greenes Falls track

Take a walk through lush verdant forest, featuring crystal-clear pools, strangler figs, abundant wildlife and a small cascading waterfall.

Journey type
4.3km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2hr walking time.
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Branching off the Cypress Grove circuit at Maiala, this walk travels through cool subtropical rainforest to reach a peaceful lookout above Greenes Falls. Take care when crossing Browns Road.

Stroll along the boardwalk and admire giant fig trees, twisted roots and colourful flowers and fungi decorating the forest floor. Pademelons and logrunners can be seen creeping out from the shady undergrowth.

Near the creeks, you might be lucky to spot the endangered Mount Glorious spiny crayfish, a shy, nocturnal creature found in isolated areas of high altitude.

The walk to the falls is mostly downhill, so be prepared for an uphill return trip. Catch your breath afterwards with a picnic at Maiala, once the site of a flourishing sawmill in the 1860s. To extend your return walk, branch off along the 350m Cypress Grove circuit that weaves through a peaceful grove of native cypress trees.

Take a virtual tour of the Greenes Falls track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

Getting there and getting around

The Greenes Falls track is in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 42km from Brisbane's city centre.

Access roads are sealed and suitable for conventional (2WD) vehicles.

  • The walk can be accessed from Maiala day-use area on the eastern side of Mount Glorious Road. Begin walking along the Rainforest circuit from the eastern edge of the Maiala day-use area, then branch off the Cypress Grove circuit, which begins at Browns Road. Take care when crossing this road.
  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.
  • Continue north-west along Mount Nebo Road for another 30km to the car park at Maiala, on the north-west edge of the Mount Glorious township.
  • Alternatively, drive 19km from Samford via Mount Glorious Road to Maiala.

Please refer to the Maiala walking track map (PDF, 203.2KB) for details of walks in this area.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on this track. The closest wheelchair-accessible facilities are at the Maiala day-use area.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Greenes Falls track is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting D'Aguilar National Park safely and Walk with care.