First stop, Queen Mary Falls. There is a car park one side and a café and camping ground on the other side of the road. The track is a 2km loop, so whichever end you want to start at is up to you. One has a lot of stairs and the other end is dirt track with a gradual decline.
“Surrounded by cliff faces, tall open forest and 40 meters of constant water falling”
Once you reach the bottom you’re greeted by the tall waterfall, tumbling onto rocks. There is a cement bridge which you can view Queen Mary Falls in all its glory. It’s pretty mesmerising being surrounding by cliff faces, tall open forest and 40 meters of constant water falling.
Being on 2km this doesn’t not take long at all, and most abilities would be able to complete this track. The plus side, if you don’t like stairs just go back up the dirt gradual path. Which also has a viewing platform at the top.
I’m addicted to the way the unique beauty of a place can make you feel. Stop you in your tracks and take your breath away. The Scenic Rim is one of those places and to narrow it down Main Range National Park, the Falls Drive (Boonah).
Driving up the mountain range en route to Queen Mary Falls first, I was amazed at how quickly everything turned green the further we went up the mountain. Once at the top we were surrounded by grassy farm land and other mountain ranges in the distance. Trees provided a beautiful canopy over parts of the road, which is seriously my favourite thing. All I can say about this drive is WOW, that view!
When you are driving along the Spring Creek Road, you know you are on the right route to see all the waterfalls
QUEEN MARY FALLS
Second stop was Daggs Fall, which was literally just a stop. No walking required for this one. You pull off onto the side of the road into a small designated parking area and walk a couple of meters to the viewing platform. It has a great view of where the dense forest open ups to reveal again, tall cliff faces and a 38m waterfall. It was great to see Daggs Fall from this different angle, kind of like a bird’s eye view of it in a way.
Lastly, we reached Browns Falls, which I would say is my favourite. There is again a parking area off the side of the road. The track starts by going under the main road through A circular tunnel. The rest of the trail the trees provide a beautiful canopy sheltering you from the sun.
“walk under a Canopy of trees, Shading you from the sun”
Following a trickling stream, this track is a bit rocky but quite flat and very enjoyable. It takes only 20mins/600m to reach the 10-15m waterfall. Once at the waterfall, there are a lot of boulders for you to sit and taking in the serenity of the surrounds. I would love to come back to this spot and have a picnic with some friends. Just to laze about with the tranquil sounds of the water flowing.