Starting from the Maiala Picnic Area off Mt. Glorious Road, Mount Glorious, this walk takes you to the Greenes Falls via the Rainforest Circuit and Greenes Falls tracks, exploring the dense forests of D'aguilar National Park. The journey towards the waterfall is filled with interesting wildlife and gorgeous trees, and the overall experience of being in a rainforest that feels ‘alive’ is well worth the time you’ll spend. You may come across pademelons carrying their cute little babies in their pouches, along with some wallabies and Australian logrunners. The peculiar sounds of eastern whipbirds and the mysterious-looking strangler figs make this a truly distinct walk. Come after some decent rainfall to see the cascades and the waterfall flow fiercely through this already beautiful environment. Remember to leave your pets at home. 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 on to Wivenhoe-Somerset Road then drive for 15.3 km
Turn right onto Northbrook Parkway, 31, 9 and drive for another 23.9 km
Turn left and drive for another 165 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the end of the Maiala Picnic Area car park, head towards the low metal gate located along the bollard along the concrete path. Veer right near the gate to head along the narrow walking track near the tree at the end of the bollard. Follow the said track as it leads you into the woodland, and pass by a green “Rainforest Circuit” sign to your right. About 180 metres in(from the gate), veer left as you pass by a green directional signpost(to your right) to continue along Greenes Falls Track.....
Directions & comments
There is a shelter (about 115 m back from the start).
Then pass the toilet (100 m on your left).
After another 770 m (at the intersection of Browns Road & Rainforest Circuit) veer left, to head along Greenes Falls Track.
After another 90 m (at the intersection of Cypress Grove Track & Greenes Falls Track) continue straight, to head along Greenes Falls Track.
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Cypress Grove Track & Greenes Falls Track) turn sharp left, to head along Greenes Falls Track.
Continue another 810 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.7 km to get back to the start.
About 15 m past the end is a viewpoint.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
2 h to 3 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)