Arguably the most spectacular waterfall in Lamington National Park, Elabana Falls has been described as “one of the most iconic waterfalls in Lamington National Park” The waterfall drops about 25m through a narrow gully, and then cascades into a pool.
My second visit to Elabana Falls was after heavy rain, which made reaching the base of the lower falls much more challenging.
Getting to Elabana Falls
This is one of four waterfalls along the 10.3km Box Forest Circuit, which starts about 2.3km along the Border Track in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park. The waterfall is also part of the West Canungra Creek Circuit (13.9km loop) and is a very short side-trip off the Toolona Creek Circuit (17.4km loop). All these loop walks start with the Border Track from the O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat carpark at the end of Lamington National Park Road. It’s about 3.5km (one-way) to Elabana 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.