Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

After rain, water cascades over the 100m drop. Photo credit: Cameron Semple © High and Wide

Impressive mountain peaks, escarpments and ridges offer breathtaking views. Photo credit: © Janette Asche

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Gap Creek Falls track

Follow this track down the eastern side of Mount Cordeaux to sweeping views of Gap Creek Falls and the Fassifern Valley.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
9.8km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 6hrs walking time.
Grade
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking

Step down from The Crest and follow the ridge below Mount Cordeaux to a steep, fern-filled gully before zigzagging down to a rocky creek. You’ll be lost for words as you step out onto the large slab that overlooks the valley and Gap Creek Falls. Marvel at the silvery water cascading over the 100m cliff face, and let the cool spray invigorate and inspire you. Admire the giant spear lilies that garnish the cliffs and gaze up at Mount Cordeaux standing sentinel over the surrounding landscape.

The falls are best after rain but the views down the valley are lovely in any weather.

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 Gap Creek Falls track is in the Cunninghams Gap section of Main Range National Park, about 120km south-west of Brisbane.

Getting to the Cunninghams Gap section

  • From Brisbane drive 116km south-west on the Cunningham Highway.
  • From Warwick drive 50km east on the Cunningham Highway to Cunninghams Gap.

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.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Gap Creek 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 Main Range safely and Walk with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.