Discover the spectacular beauty of the Araucaria Falls on this short track flanked by lush subtropical rainforest in Goomburra section of Main Range National Park.

Wind gracefully along a gully lined with brush box and gently climb to this small but spectacular waterfall. Cross the creek at the top before descending sharply to the deep pool below.

The waterfall is named after the towering hoop pines that line the track. As you sit by the pool, surrounded by lush subtropical rainforest, think back to when hoop pine was logged in the Goomburra area. Now only a few old trees remain, standing tall over the surrounding canopy. As you return along the same track, see if you can spot any of these ancient survivors.

This walk is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area and is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The map only shows an indicative start point; the track route and end point are not shown, and the map cannot be used for navigation purposes. See for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.

Image credit: Joel Kotze © Queensland Government

Route Details:

Level of Difficulty: Grade 4

Itinerary Route: Return over same path

Mode of Travel: Walk

Contact Details


Goomburra section - Main Range National Park
Forestry Reserve Road
Goomburra QLD

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Journey distance


Journey duration

1.5 hours



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