Starting from Christmas Creek Road, Lamington, this walk takes you to Larapinta Falls, following Christmas Creek and exploring the dense rainforest of Lamington National Park. An absolutely stunning waterfall over 30 metres high, Larapinta Falls truly feels out of this world. Don’t be shy, take a dip in this epic setting as you listen to the hypnotizing sound of the gushing water. Even though there are other waterfalls on your way here, none of them can prepare you for this beauty. As you’re making your way through the forest, keep an ear out for the tunes of different bird species and try to single them out. You’ll also pass by Westray's Grave, where you can read about the unlucky death of the englishman. Be careful whilst rock hopping as the rocks can become extremely slippery when wet. If you get lost, try to realign with the creek and look for the pink tape on the trees. Bring lots of water and snacks. 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 sharp left onto Oaky Creek Road and drive for another 9.5 km
Turn right onto Christmas Creek Road and drive for another 22.6 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Christmas Creek Road(1.77km east of Wongari Eco Retreat), head towards the signposted metal gate along the dirt road. Pass through the gap next to the gate and head along the dirt trail. After about 190 metres(from the gate), veer right and pass the Christmas Creek to continue along Larapinta Falls Track.....
Directions & comments
After 50 m head through/around the gate.
After another 175 m veer right.
After another 1.3 km pass the waterfall (15 m on your left).
After another 910 m pass the waterfall (15 m on your left).
After another 265 m turn left.
Continue another 1.2 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 4 km to get back to the start.
About 60 m past the end is "Larapinta Falls".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Larapinta Falls Track
5 h to 8 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)