Starting from the Florence Falls Carpark, Litchfield Park, this hike takes you on a circuit around the Florence Falls via the Florence Creek Walk and the Shady Creek Walk tracks. A set of strong plunge waterfalls gushing down into a deep, lovely swimming hole. Set amidst a monsoon forest, the waterfalls provide a peculiar sense of tranquility as you make your way around them. Enjoy the refreshing waters of Florence Creek and take in the scenery from the lookout nearby. The track is well-maintained and features a couple of bridges. The area is quite popular so you may want to come earlier to avoid the crowd and even have the pool to yourself if lucky. 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 Batchelor Road and drive for another 6.2 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 and drive for another 6.6 km
Turn left onto Litchfield Park Road and drive for another 35.2 km
Turn right and drive for another 4.6 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Florence Falls Carpark, head towards the brown “Florence Falls Lookout - Florence Falls Plunge Pool” sign along the road. Join the paved walking track following the said signage and stay on the track as it veers right in the distance to continue along Florence Falls Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Florence Creek Walk.
Find the car park at the start.
After 80 m pass the "Florence Falls" (45 m on your left).
After another 55 m continue straight.
Then come to the viewpoint (10 m on your left).
After another 80 m veer left, to head along Florence Creek Walk.
After another 30 m head down the steps (about 70 m long)
Then head down the steps (about 20 m long)
After another 15 m veer left, to head along Florence Creek Walk.
Then cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to the swimming hole where you can enjoy the refreshing waters of Florence Creek. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 45 m turn right, to head along Shady Creek Walk.
After another 410 m (at the intersection of Tabletop Track & Shady Creek Walk) veer left, to head along Shady Creek Walk.
After another 450 m pass the car park (75 m on your right).
Then cross the ford.
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Florence Creek Walk & Shady Creek Walk) turn left, to head along Florence Creek Walk.
After another 155 m pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
After another 4 m come to the end.
This little side trip takes you to the swimming hole where you can enjoy the refreshing waters of Florence Creek.
Directions & comments
After 25 m come to the "Florence Falls".
About 45 m past the end is "Florence Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Florence Falls Circuit
20 min to 40 min
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)