As summer draws to a close (does summer ever really end in Brisbane though?) it feels like the perfect time to actually do all those things you said you’d do this summer – yes, that means closing Netflix. We thought we’d help out by compiling this list of day-trip worthy waterfalls near Brisbane.
Cedar Creek Falls
Pretty sure we all know about Cedar Creek by now, but it’s still an awesome spot for a day by the falls. Cedar Creek Falls are probably the easiest to access: simply follow Cedar Creek Road to the end and then follow the sealed path.
Springbrook National Park
Twin Falls are one of the best swimming holes at Springbrook: three levels of rock pools, a water fall and some pretty spectacular scenery are pretty epic if you ask us! Follow the track to Twill Falls from Canyon Lookout; it takes about 30 minutes each way.
The walk to Kondalilla is so easy you could do it after smashing a few burgers. The pools are also super large, so you can have a little space to your self even when it’s busier.
JC Slaughter Falls
Pick your timing with this one coz it tends to run dry, so head there around rainy season and you should be sweet. The hike to the summit can be a bit steep, but it’s only a one and a half hour round trip.
Conondale National Park
Continue along Booloumba Creek Road, you’ll pass the camp area, keep going until you reach the falls car park; from there, walk along the tracks until you see steps down to the pool. If you’re driving, you may need a 4WD, but you can just extend the walk and trek it to the falls – the swim is totally worth it!
Cronan Creek's Secret Falls
Cronon Creek’s Secret Falls are secret for a reason. It’s a hike that requires some bush bashing and a few creek crossings. The falls aren’t marked, so follow the Cronan Creek track to the end where you’ll see a small pile of rocks, treck the few metres through the bush and along the creek til you find yourself at the stunning waterfall.
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