Witches Falls section walks
Witches Falls is Queensland’s first national park, declared in 1908. Access is via Main Western Road. Parking is suitable for larger vehicles at the southern end of the picnic area.
Witches Falls circuit (Grade 3)
Distance: 3.6km return
Time: Allow about 1hr walking time
Details: Witches Falls circuit starts just beyond the commemorative shelter. The track zigzags down the mountain side, through an open forest of banksia trees and into rainforest with giant strangler figs. This circuit passes seasonal lagoons surrounded by piccabeen palm groves before reaching Witches Falls. After heavy rain the lagoons fill with water and spring to life with a variety of insect and frog species. A diversion around the lagoons can be used during wet conditions. Witches Falls only flows after recent rain and is best viewed from the lookout platform, accessed via a 200m detour from the main circuit.
Caution: The track passes a landslip area. Please follow the instructions on the signs—no stopping along the landside section of track as marked by the signs.
Witches Chase track (Grade 3)
Distance: 2.6km return
Time: Allow 1hr walking time
Details: Branching off the Witches Falls circuit, this track leads to Witches Chase off Beacon Road, passing Witches Falls lookout and on through rainforest with large red cedar trees and eucalypt forest. Return along the same track to re-join the Witches Falls circuit.