Queen Mary Falls
The Falls are located almost on the New South Wales border near the Queensland town of Killarney, about two and half hours south west of Brisbane in the Main Range National Park. Camping can be had right across the road at Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park, an enchanting little park and office selling home-made jams and Devonshire Tea.
The Falls Walk
Watch Spring Creek plummet 40 metres to the valley floor from the lookout amongst the Gondwana rainforest. Most times you will see a rainbow, created by the floating mist. Head down to the valley floor where it is cool from the spray of the falls. The kids will love this adventure, as they spot birds and wildlife native to the area. A huge tree at the entrance to the walk provides a special place for photos of the kids and grandparents.
Get up to Carr’s Lookout for outstanding views across the valleys and plateau. Located just 8km north east of Queen Mary Falls, on Spring Creek Road, the sign boards relate the tale of a 1955 plane crash on Mt Superbus. You can also see the Condamine River from the lookout. Stop and have morning tea in the Café right beside Carr’s Lookout boardwalk.
Another half day of adventure to note, is the Condamine River Creek Crossings, 14 in total and great fun in a 4×4. Stop for a swim, see the cows, photograph the outback dunny and old rusty cars and let the kids play in the rock pools. Best when rain has been had, and accessible via Killarney, you will exit almost at The Heads. There is a ton of fun to be had in this area, very easy trip from Brisbane or northern New South Wales, best a while after good rain in the area, which will have the falls running, the grass green and some great depth to the Condamine Crossings.