Goomoolahra Falls


Goomoolahra Falls

Easy accessible, Goomoolahra Falls is located in Springbrook National Park. The base is accessible via 5.5hrs Warrie Circuit.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 28° 13.389' E 153° 17.102'
Parking: Goomoolahra Picnic Area, Springbrook Rd, Springbrook
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 5min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 280m Type of the waterfall: Multi-step

Rating:       ⭐
GPS:          S 28° 13.389' E 153° 17.102'
Parking:     Goomoolahra Picnic Area, Springbrook Rd, Springbrook
Access:     5min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Goomoolahra Falls is roughly a 1 hour’ drive away from Gold Coast. From Gold Coast travel north-west on the State Road 24 (Ashmore Rd) until you reach an intersection with SR 20 (Southport Nerang Rd). Turn left onto SR 20. SR 20 eventually becomes SR 90. Keep to the SR 90 until you reach intersection with SR 97 (Nerang Murwilumbah Rd). Follow SR 97 for the next 13 km, then turn left onto Pine Creek Rd. After 7.2km turn right onto SR 99 and follow it for the next 11km until the end of the road where you will find Goomoolahra picnic area (car park). The road is a sealed one.

The car park has a few dedicated spaces as well as all sorts of facilities, including toilets, BBQ, shelters and picnic tables.

From the parking follow an easy and wheelchair-friendly walking patch which in a couple of minutes brings you to the upper waterfall lookout. You can see the top of the falls and enjoy the view. Unfortunately, you can’t see the full waterfall from here. Return via the same route.

The base of the falls is accessible via 5.5hrs Warrie Circuit. It starts from Twin Falls (Tallanbana picnic area) car park. There are lots of other waterfalls en route – Rainbow Falls, Ngarri-dhum Falls, Meeting of the waters Waterfall, Gooroolba Falls, Poonyahra Falls, Poondahra Falls, Blackfellow Falls and Twin Falls. Reasonable level of fitness and experience are required for this track.

Goomoolahra Falls might have no water in a dry season. Best time to visit – after decent rain, or Jan to Mar. If you’re allowed to fly drone near this waterfall, then you will be able to take best photos.

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