Located in Crows Nest National Park, just over 2 hours northwest of Brisbane and 45 minutes north of Toowoomba, this is a short, one-mile loop trail that winds through eucalyptus forest to a 20 m waterfall, which depending on the season may be a torrent or a trickle. The trail has some steps on it, making it unsuitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
Leaving the Crows Nest National Park car park and picnic area, which has gas barbecues, picnic tables and toilets, the falls are only a short distance away. This twin falls cascade into a large pool and the surrounding trees and granite cliffs make for a stunning setting. Do not venture beyond the railing, the rocks here are unstable.
The falls can also be accessed via the Kauyoo and Bottlebrush Pools. These pools with their sandy terrain and rocky outcrops are also very nearby and are a great place to spot wallabies on the rocks as well as catfish, turtles and eels which all live in the pools.
To add a further feature and make the trail longer, continue on to Koonin Lookout which gives an amazing view of the Valley of Diamonds, named from the sunlight reflected off of the granite, making it sparkle and it is a very picturesque spot with the creek down below, flanked by the granite cliffs and forest. Koonin is the Aboriginal name for Hoop Pine trees, denoting areas of rainforest.
This area is a wildlife haven, lace monitors, echidnas, platypi, possums and many bird species such as blue-faced honeyeaters and golden whistlers are all found here amongst other species.
The trail is graded as Medium. For information on how we grade trails, please click here
and it can be completed in around 45 minutes if not doing the additional pools and lookout. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here
There is a small campground at Crows Nest National Park with tent and caravan pitches (unpowered), pit toilets and wood barbecues. Camping permits are required.