D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

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

D'Aguilar National Park is a breathtaking escape from the city! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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
Walk
Distance
4.3km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2hrs walking time.
Grade
Grade 3 walking track
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Branching off the Rainforest circuit at Maiala (Browns Road), this walk travels through cool subtropical rainforest to reach a peaceful lookout above Greenes Falls.

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 first thing in the morning.

Near the creeks, keep an eye out for 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 walk, carry on down the 350m Cypress Grove track through a peaceful grove of native cypress trees.

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 all sealed and accessible by 2WD.

  • The walk begins on the eastern side of Mount Glorious Road on the eastern edge of the Maiala day-use area. It branches off the Rainforest circuit at Browns 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.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

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.