Starting from the car park off Spring Creek Road, this circuit walk takes you to the Queen Mary Falls via the same-titled track, crossing Spring Creek twice along the way. The 40 metre high waterfall will leave you in awe as much as the dazzling scenery around it. If you’re here in summer, pause and feel the water spray on your face. You can see water dragons sunbathing on the rocks along with amphibian species near water. Near the start/end, picnic tables and BBQs are provided for a scenic meal after the hike. The track can be quite busy, come early to avoid the crowd and have a more secluded experience. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn right onto Lyons Street and drive for another 145 m
Turn left onto Pratten Street and drive for another 155 m
Turn right onto McEvoy Street and drive for another 1.9 km
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Warwick - Killarney Road, 1 and drive for another 29.8 km
Turn right onto Willow Street, 1 and drive for another 4.3 km
Turn left onto Spring Creek Road, 21 and drive for another 6.7 km
Keep left and drive for another 70 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park off Spring Creek Road(4.95km northeast of intersection with Border Road), head towards the picnic/BBQ area along the western track,moving directly away from the road. Cross the creek(might be dry), then veer/turn left at the fork. Cross the creek one more time and head around/over a gate to continue along Queen Mary Falls Circuit(clockwise). This is the recommended direction of travel as it goes down the steps.....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Cliff Circuit.
Find the picnic table at the start.
At the intersection of Cliff Circuit & Queen Mary Falls Circuit veer left, to head along Queen Mary Falls Circuit.
After another 40 m cross the bridge
After another 5 m head through/around the gate.
After another 195 m head down the 83 steps (about 20 m long)
After another 450 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 8 m pass the "Queen Mary Falls" (15 m on your right).
Then come to the "Queen Mary Falls Lookout" (15 m on your right).
After another 760 m head through/around the gate.
After another 30 m turn left, to head along Queen Mary Falls Circuit.
After another 65 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to the Cliff Lookout, providing you a view from the top of the falls. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Cliff Circuit & Queen Mary Falls Circuit) turn left, to head along Cliff Circuit.
After another 300 m pass the toilet (8 m on your left).
After another 20 m pass the water tap (20 m on your right).
After another 9 m pass the BBQ (20 m on your right).
After another 20 m pass the picnic table (10 m on your right).
Then pass the cafe (55 m on your left).
After another 3 m come to the end.
This little side trip takes you to the Cliff Lookout, providing you a view from the top of the falls.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Cliff Circuit & Queen Mary Falls Circuit Start heading along Cliff Circuit (a walking track).
After another 25 m veer right.
Then come to "Cliff Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Cliff Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 25 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Queen Mary Falls Circuit
30 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)