Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Take in spectacular views of the falls the circuit. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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

Queen Mary Falls circuit

Take a leisurely stroll through changing forests to the top, and then the base, of spectacular Queen Mary Falls.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
2km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 40min walking time.
Grade
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Walking

From the Queen Mary Falls picnic area, head along a fragrant eucalypt-topped ridgeline to the lush, rainforested gorge.

At the lookout, watch Spring Creek plunge 40m over the falls to the valley floor. Marvel at the rainbows created by the waterfall’s sheer mist, and watch as the creek continues its twisting journey along the valley, to join the Condamine River’s upper reaches.

Continue along the track to the valley floor and cool off in the waterfall’s misty spray—perfect on a hot summer's day.

Our Park Rangers reckon walking the circuit in a clockwise direction is easier on the legs!

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 Queen Mary Falls circuit is in the Queen Mary Falls section of Main Range National Park about 120km south-west of Brisbane.

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.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Queen Mary Falls circuit 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.