The Falls Drive is a scenic drive in Main Range National Park that will take you to lookouts and short walks to four waterfalls. It’s perfect if you want to explore a National Park, but you’re not keen for a long hike!
Although the Falls Drive hadn’t started yet, the road from Brisbane around the Scenic Rim was already a pleasure. I love the countryside outside Brisbane. It is lovely to drive through the green rolling fields with tall trees and stock all around.
You can find here a complete guide for the tourist drive.
The Queen Mary Falls
The Queens Mary Falls are the most famous falls in that area. They are the ones who made me make this trip initially. I wanted to admire the big 40m plunge, both from the lookout and from the base, after the rainy days in the region.
It’s a short and easy walk to the bottom and back up (40 minutes).
Carr’s Lookout was a great stop to enjoy the countryside landscape with a bit of height. We had a lovely break at the Spring Creek Mountain Cafe.
The walk to Brown’s Falls is short, less than 1.5km return.
However, it requires a lot of scrambling, especially after rainy days. It took us around 1/2 hour to walk there.
Bonus on your way back to Brisbane:
If you’re driving there on a Saturday (it closes early on Sundays, unfortunately), consider stopping at the Kooroomba Vineyards. Lake Moogerah is also a great option; we love it for sunset.
Where is the Falls Drive?
The Falls Drive starts just after Boonah and takes you through the southern section of Main Range National Park. It takes 2 hours to drive to the famous Queen Mary Falls from Brisbane (without stopping at the lookouts).
Eloise lives in Brisbane (Australia), but you won’t find her often in the city. When she is not disconnected underwater or in a national park, she loves sharing her travel tips and inspiring her readers to take care of our beautiful planet. She considers every weekend as a two-day holiday break. Her approach: you don’t always need to go far to travel. Still, she also enjoys exploring the world and discovering new cultures. Eloise is originally from France and, before moving to Brisbane, she lived in Sydney, Istanbul and England.