After the spectacular waterfalls along the West Canungra Creek Circuit yesterday, Greenes Falls is a little underwhelming… although it’s still a pleasant walk through rainforest in the D’Aguilar National Park, which is only 45min from Brisbane.
The large Maiala car park is pretty full as I head down the Rainforest Circuit track (there are a few walk options, which all start here).
The first section of the trail is pretty flat, as it passes large fig trees (including a giant Watkins fig) and a giant Sydney Blue Gum.
Aftr about 700m, the trail crosses Browns Road, before reaching the junction with the Cypress Grove Track after another 300m
Greenes Falls Track
The Greenes Falls Track starts descending from this junction, with some timber stairs and sections of boardwalk. A couple of red gums which fell across the track, temporarily closing the walk, have steps cut into them.
At the end of the Greenes Falls Track is a viewing platform, above the top of the waterfall.
There a very small pool above the top of the waterfall.
The waterfall would be more impressive from the bottom… but from the viewing platform, Greenes Falls is not particularly impressive.
Cypress Grove Track
Returning the same way, I take the slightly longer Cypress Grove Track back to the starting point. Unlike the other trails, this one is less popular and I only see two other people taking this option.
The trail passes large eucalypt trees, strangler figs, and a small grove of native cypress pines.
I’m soon back at the carpark, with just enough time to check out the Western Window trail…
Getting to the Greenes Falls Track
The start of the walk is about 40km (45min) from Brisbane via either Mount Nebo Road or Mount Glorious Road. Park at the large Maiala day-use area (which has toilets and picnic facilities) on the eastern side of Mount Glorious Road, just past Mount Glorious township. The bushwalk is well signposted.
- Parks QLD – Rainforest Circuit
- Parks QLD – Greenes Falls Track
- Parks QLD – Cypress Grove Circuit
- D’Aguilar National Park Map – walking trails
Looking out the Western Window in D'Aguilar National Park | Hiking the World · May 27, 2022 at 7:54 pm
[…] the much more popular (busy) Greenes Falls Trail on the opposite side of Mount Glorious Road, I really enjoy the quiet Western Window track. […]