Starting from the intersection of Witches Chase and Colville Drive, Tamborine Mountain, this walk takes you to the Witches Falls Lookout and back via the Witches Chase Track, exploring the woodland of Tamborine National Park along the way. A beautiful rainforest hike that lets you focus on the environment around you, this little undemanding journey is quite worthwhile. The Witches Falls is best viewed after recent rainfall, although the scenery alone is tempting enough. Keep an ear out for the Albert’s Lyrebirds as you make your way under the dense rainforest canopy. If you’re lucky, you may even see a koala chilling on a tree. 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.
Keep left onto Abraham Road Off Ramp and drive for another 200 m
Keep left onto Abraham Road Off Ramp and drive for another 175 m
Keep left and drive for another 125 m
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Turnbull Drive and drive for another 240 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Turnbull Drive and drive for another 100 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Turnbull Drive and drive for another 105 m
Turn left onto Kumnick Street and drive for another 240 m
Turn left onto Freestone Drive and drive for another 370 m
Turn left onto Appletree Street and drive for another 60 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Jessica Drive and drive for another 110 m
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Nicola Way and drive for another 550 m
Turn right onto Paula Drive and drive for another 55 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Old Coach Road and drive for another 840 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Reserve Road and drive for another 560 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Reserve Road and drive for another 1.2 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Reserve Road and drive for another 980 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Reserve Road and drive for another 1.4 km
Turn right onto Tamborine Oxenford Road, 95, 8 and drive for another 16.1 km
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Gallery Walk, 95, 8 and drive for another 510 m
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Eagle Heights Road, 95 and drive for another 1.2 km
Turn left onto Geissmann Drive, 96, 8 and drive for another 1.1 km
Turn right onto Beacon Road and drive for another 1.6 km
Turn sharp left onto Colville Drive and drive for another 160 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the intersection of Witches Chase and Colville Drive, head along the dirt fire trail as you move in the same direction with the Witches Chase Road. Follow the said trail as it veers left and leads you deeper into the woodland to continue along the Witches Falls Lookout Track.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Witches Close & Colville Drive Start (a vehicle track).
Find the car park at the start.
After another 990 m turn right.
After another 25 m come to "Witches Falls Lookout".
About 25 m past the end is "Witches Falls".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.2 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Witches Falls Lookout
45 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)