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Walk to the top of Queen Mary Falls and the headwaters of one of Australia’s longest river systems—the Murray Darling.
- Journey type
- 570m return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
- Time suggested
- Allow 20min walking time.
- Grade 2 walking track
- Conventional vehicle
- Lookout (constructed)
A cool work during the heat of the day, you’ll feel on top of the world at the viewing platform overlooking spectacular Queen Mary Falls. Be sure to have your camera with you because this opportunity is not to be missed.
Watch the water tumble and cascade down the mighty 40m cliff and into the gorge below. Look to the base of the falls where a pile of boulders are all that remains of a cliff collapse in the 1880s.
On the way back to the Queen Mary Falls picnic area, search the canopy for sleeping koalas.
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 Cliff circuit is in the Queen Mary Falls section of Main Range National Park, about 120km south-west of Brisbane.
- The circuit starts from the Queen Mary Falls picnic area.
Getting to the Queen Mary Falls section
- Queen Mary Falls is at the south-west end of the park.
- From the east, from Beaudesert, drive 40km west to Boonah, then drive 58km south-west via the Boonah-Rathdowney Road, Carneys Creek Road, and Head Road
- From the west, drive 8km east of Killarney via Spring Creek Road.
- The approach from Boonah is very steep and should be travelled with care. It is unsuitable for caravans.
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
Before you visit
Cliff circuit is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
- Poplar camp area closed for maintenance 15–18 February 2021
- Scenic Rim Trail closed for camping and some walking 1–5 February 2021