Paradise Falls

 

Paradise Falls

Paradise Falls, Little Falls, Big Falls and Tim Shea Falls are found along Barker Creek circuit. Enjoy 4 hours return walk and opportunity to visit 4 waterfalls at once.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 26° 52.124' E 151° 34.796'
Parking: Bunya Ave, Bunya Mountains
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Tramping track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 4hrs 

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail

Rating:       ⭐
GPS:          S 26° 52.124' E 151° 34.796'
Parking:     Bunya Ave, Bunya Mountains
Access:     4hrs  return walk


Walking and driving instructions

 

Paradise Falls is roughly a 1hr 30 minutes’ drive away from Toowoomba, or 1 hour’ from Dalby. From Dalby travel north-east on Dalby Cooyar Rd for 25.7km. Then turn left onto well signposted Bunya Mountains Rd and follow it for the next 34km. Last 15km is a typical winding road, so be careful. Then turn right onto Bunya Ave which in 750m brings you to Dandabah car park. The road surface is sealed.

The car park at the end of the road has all sorts of facilities, including i-Site, café, toilets, picnic tables and even a campsite.

Paradise Falls, Little Falls, Big Falls and Tim Shea Falls are found along Barker Creek circuit – 10 km, 3-4hrs.

From the parking follow a well signposted and easy to navigate Barker Creek circuit (clock-wise direction). Roughly in 45-60 minutes you should reach Paradise Falls. It has a sign ‘Paradise Falls’, and you can walk to its base.

From here, either return to the car park via the same way (total walking time 1.5-2hrs), or continue to walk it as a loop and visit 3 more waterfalls - Little Falls, Big Falls and Tim Shea Falls. Total walking time is 3.5-4 hrs.

Alternative start of the track: Paradise Car park.

Paradise Falls can dry out completely. Best time to visit – after decent rain, or Jan to Mar.


Waterfalls nearby

Tim Shea Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     40min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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Festoon Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     40min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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Big Falls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     4hrs  return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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Little Falls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     4hrs  return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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Coomba Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     20min return walk
Driving:   30.5 km (33 mins)

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