The largest and most impressive of multiple cascades and waterfalls along Darraboola Creek, Darraboola Falls is the only named (and signposted) waterfall. (It’s also one of the most mis-named waterfalls in Lamington National Park, often being mistaken for the Bundoomba Falls – which is a bit further along the West Canungra Creek Circuit track.)
The sign is near the top of the waterfall, where the creek cascades through a narrow chute next to the path.
The track then heads away from the creek as it zig-zags down the steep slope, before reaching the base of the falls.
The track crosses the creek just below the waterfall, with the best view being from right in front of the falls.
Getting to Darraboola Falls
This is one of many waterfalls along the 18km West Canungra Creek Circuit, and the first signposted waterfall you’ll see if you’re doing the circuit in a clockwise direction. The West Canungra Creek Circuit branches off the Border Track from the O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat carpark at the end of Lamington National Park Road. It’s about 2.4km (one-way) to Darraboola Falls from the start of the Border Track.
Finding the best waterfalls in Lamington National Park has more information on the best bushwalks to do if you’re chasing waterfalls, and a list of all the waterfalls along the major trails.