Reached by a short walking track, the Granite Falls in Morton National Park cascades (or trickles) down an enormous amphitheatre-like cliff. It’s best viewed after heavy rain – there was a decent flow when we visited after some rain the previous week, but I’ve seen photos of the waterfall when there’s almost no water. The unnamed creek (which flows into Waterfall Creek) has a relatively small catchment area.
The photos don’t really do justice to the sheer drop of the granite rock face, with a fenced viewing platform cantilevered over the valley and offering scenic views.
I’ve read that it’s possible to reach the base of Granite Falls – but there’s no marked track, and I didn’t have time to explore this. As the cliffs around the falls are 70m high and vertical, you would need to walk a fair distance to find a viable way down to the river.
Getting to Granite Falls
The start of the walking track is at about 10-15min drive from the Princes Highway, just north of Lake Conjola. You can take Twelve Mile Road (the shortest way, and the best way if coming from the north) or Luncheon Creek Road (if coming from the south), then turn onto Tin Mile Road. These roads are unsealed, but fine for 2WD vehicles except after heavy rain – just keep an eye out for the large potholes! The short 1.1km return walking track is of a very high standard. It’s fairly well-shaded, going through tall forest with eucalypts, stringybark, red bloodwood and turpentine trees.