Lamington National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

You can see right down the Morans Creek Gorge from the lookout. Photo credit: Anna Osetroff © Queensland Government

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Morans Falls track

Wander through lush subtropical rainforest to views over spectacular Morans Falls and down Morans Creek Gorge.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
4.4km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow about 1.5hr walking time.
Grade
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Walking

From the Python Rock and Morans Falls trailhead, walk through subtropical rainforest—featuring booyongs, figs, brush box, twisted vines and bird’s nest ferns—to Morans Falls lookout. From here, enjoy spectacular views of Morans Falls tumbling 80m into Morans Creek gorge. Morans Falls fluctuates between a thunderous roar after rain, to a gentle trickle in the drier months. The falls are slowly working through the softer rock beneath, causing rockfalls and reshaping the cliff face—changes that are barely visible in our lifetime.

Follow the track over a crystal-clear creek to Morans Clearing lookout and take in sweeping vistas over the Albert River valley towards Mount Lindsey and Mount Barney in the distance. Think back to a time when a bark hut stood here—the first mountain home of the O’Reilly brothers.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species).

Getting there and getting around

The Morans Falls track is in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park,110km south of Brisbane.

  • The track starts at the Python Rock and Morans Falls trailhead on Lamington National Park Road, 4.9km from the park entrance.

For more details on how to get to Lamington National Park, please see getting there and getting around.

Wheelchair accessibility

This track is not wheelchair accessible. Close by is the Centenary track , which is a 900m universal access track, that is accessed from the Morans Falls and Python Rock trailhead. Starting from the trailhead near the Green Mountains day-use area, the first 700m of the Border Track is accessible for wheelchairs with assistance. There are wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities available in this day-use area.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Morans 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 Lamington safely and Walk with care.