Best waterfall trails in Australia

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Explore the most popular waterfall trails in Australia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of waterfall trails in Australia
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#1 - Grand Canyon Track
Blue Mountains National Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Users have reported that this trail is now a one way circuit from Evans Lookout to Neates Glen. So be sure to follow the signs and do it in the recommended direction. Waterfalls, ferns, and amazing views define the popular Grand Canyon Track. This is a challenging but short hike through lush vegetation that takes you along a series of ledges that make up this World Heritage listed landscape. Be sure to check the weather before you head out as the creek may flood after heavy rains. Show more
#2 - Warrie Circuit
Springbrook National Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
The Bundjalung and Yugambeh Peoples are the Traditional Owners of these lands. This is a beautiful route passing multiple waterfalls. It is mostly shaded and can be done in either direction. It can be muddy and rocky in some sections so exercise caution especially with young ones. Some folks choose to go swimming in the creeks and ponds along the route, but beware of leeches. If you follow the route counter-clockwise as shown in the map you will leave the canyon lookout and slowly loose elevation through dense rainforest. Passing Twin Falls, Rainbow Falls, and below Goomoolahra Falls before reaching the junction at 3.4 kms where you turn sharply left, below Ngarri-dhum Falls and to the half-way point at the meeting of the waters. From here you have to climb back out of the canyon up quite a few switchbacks so watch your footing, especially in wet conditions. Nearing the top of the canyon you'll pass a few more waterfalls, one of which you can walk behind - don't miss it! Return along the Twin Falls Track to the carpark.Show more
#3 - Twin Falls Circuit
Springbrook National Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
This is a great family friendly hike that can be done in around an hour and a half. Awesome, easygoing trail through some truly beautiful and amazing rainforest. Massive rocks and boulders, waterfalls galore, birdlife & incredible views to Surfers Paradise in the distance. This route can be done in either direction, but most people choose to go anti-clockwise.Show more
#4 - Purling Brook Falls
Springbrook National Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
This is a short picturesque walk good for the whole family. There are great valley views and stunning waterfalls. You can hike it either direction, but most choose to go clockwise. The first half of the walk is heading down into the valley to the base of the waterfall, with lots of views. The base of the falls makes a great lunch or snack spot (please take your rubbish out with you). Over the suspension bridge and back up the other side of the falls. This gets the heart rate up a bit but fine for people of average fitness or better. Not as many view points on the way out but very pretty rainforest and lovely rock features. Beware this trail can get quite busy on a nice weekend day.Show more
#5 - The Overland Track
Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park
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Length: 48.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
Permits required from October to May. During these months, the walk must be completed north to south and you will need to reserve in advance. Around 8000 people from all around Australia and the world walk the track each year. It is a challenging hike that requires good physical fitness. The weather along the route can be unpredictable, so bring cold weather gear and waterproof shoes. Show more
#6 - Toolona Creek Circuit
Lamington National Park
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 5 h 50 m
This is a great route for the experienced hiker. You'll have a chance to see waterfalls, so going after a rain isn't a bad idea. That being said, the trail can get quite muddy! Allot for 5 - 6 hours for this trek.Show more
#7 - Kondalilla Falls and Rock Pools via Great Walk Loop
Kondalilla National Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
This is a great little walk for the whole family. The only difficult part is the stairs. Make sure to bring a swimsuit if you want to cool off in the pools!Show more
#8 - Great North Walk: Thornleigh to Cowan
Berowra Valley National Park
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Length: 22.3 mi • Est. 11 h 59 m
NOTE: the route is updated to avoid the Rifle Range which is now Private Property. The Great North Walk connects New South Wales' two largest cities from the obelisk in Australia's first planned town square to the wharf from which its oldest home-built steamship still sails in over 250 kilometres of history, mystery and fascination. This is the second section of the Great North Walk, to see the list of sections or the full trail go here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/great-north-walk--70 It is normally a two-day walk staying at one of the designated campsites(booking is generally required). But can also be done as a long day walk or split up into several day-walks. Booking is required for most sites and you plan to stay at a Crown Land campground you need to fill out the reservation form https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/acba2b1cd658485485275b8e8e45c150 Show more
#9 - Rocky Pool Walk
Kalamunda National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
A pleasant walk through the Kalamunda valleys. Some steep sections will test your balance skills but the beautiful rocky pools and turquoise clay pit lake make it all worthwhile. Show more
#10 - Curtis Falls and Lower Creek Circuit
Tamborine National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 41 m
This is a very popular short, easy track that goes to the beautiful Curtis Falls. It can get quite packed in nice weather so arrive early! The trail can get muddy after rain, especially if many hikers have come through recently. Show more
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