Starting from the car park of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, O’Reilly, this walk takes you to the Morans Falls Lookouts and back, exploring the rainforests of Lamington National Park. As you appreciate the serene ambiance and the beauty of the waterfall amidst the forest, remember to keep an ear out for the singing birds. The views from the waterfall lookouts are quite refreshing, but keep your head up whilst making your way to them. You’ll be able to get some pretty views of the valley. The drive-up is also quite scenic, with wallabies hopping around on the sides of the road. The canopy protects you well from the sun, but also makes the track a bit more chilly so dress accordingly. Come early to avoid the crowd and have a more remote 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 left onto Gilston Road and drive for another 1.7 km
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto McLaren Road and drive for another 670 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto McLaren Road and drive for another 530 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto McLaren Road and drive for another 820 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto McLaren Road and drive for another 185 m
Continue onto McLaren Road and drive for another 370 m
Keep right onto Beaudesert - Nerang Road, 90, 8 and drive for another 175 m
Continue onto Nerang - Murwillumbah Road, 97 and drive for another 1.2 km
Turn right onto Clagiraba Road and drive for another 5.7 km
Turn left onto Beaudesert - Nerang Road, 90, 8 and drive for another 10.7 km
Turn left onto Kidston Street and drive for another 35.9 km
Turn right and drive for another 30 m
Turn right and drive for another 110 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the western end of the car park, head along the dirt track as you keep the road to your right. Follow the said track(Centenary Track) as it passes by the campsite to the left. Stay on the track as it crosses Regent Road to continue along Morans Falls Track.....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Centenary Track.
Find the camp site at the start.
After another 10 m pass the toilet (35 m on your right).
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Centenary Track.
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Regent Road & Centenary Track) continue straight, to head along Centenary Track.
After another 360 m find a seat.
After another 185 m (at the intersection of Python Rock Track & Centenary Track) turn left, to head along Morans Falls Track (a footpath).
After another 1.7 km come to the "Morans Falls Lookout".
After another 100 m pass the "Brush Box - Lophostemon Confertus".
After another 130 m pass the "Morans Falls" (30 m on your right).
After another 10 m pass the sign.
After another 2 m continue straight, to head along Morans Falls Track.
After another 7 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
(Morans Falls Clearing Lookout) Continue another 85 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.9 km to get back to the start.
"Morans Falls Clearing Lookout".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Morans Falls Track
2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min
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)