Cliff Circuit

20 min to 30 min

680 m
circuit

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Easy track
Starting from the car park off Spring Creek Road, this circuit walk takes you to the Cliff Lookout atop Queen Mary Falls via the Cliff Circuit track. Short but sweet, you’ll be enjoying the view of the 40 metres waterfall in no time. Take your time and appreciate the scenery as you listen to the water gush down the vertical rock face. The sunset makes the view even more magical, if you have the time. There are picnic tables and BBQs provided near the start if you’d like to have a scenic meal in nature. The track can be quite busy, come early to avoid the crowd and have a more secluded experience. Take extra care around the cliff edges and keep an eye on children at all times. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-28.3416467,152.3715038)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Albion Street, A15
  • Turn on to Wood Street then drive for 490 m
  • Turn right onto Lyons Street and drive for another 145 m
  • Turn left onto Pratten Street and drive for another 155 m
  • Turn right onto McEvoy Street and drive for another 1.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Warwick - Killarney Road, 1 and drive for another 29.8 km
  • Turn right onto Willow Street, 1 and drive for another 4.3 km
  • Turn left onto Spring Creek Road, 21 and drive for another 6.8 km
  • Turn sharp left and drive for another 40 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park off Spring Creek Road(4.95km northeast of intersection with Border Road), head towards the picnic/BBQ area along the eastern track veering right. Stay on the said track as it takes you deeper into the woodland to continue along the Cliff Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Cliff Circuit.
There is a cafe (about 55 m back from the start).
Find the picnic table at the start.
After another 9 m pass the water tap (20 m on your left).
After another 5 m pass the toilet (8 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to another lookout, which provides a different angle on the waterfall. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 295 m (at the intersection of Queen Mary Falls Circuit & Cliff Circuit) veer left, to head along Cliff Circuit.
After another 25 m come to the "Cliff Lookout".
After another 2 m veer right, to head along Cliff Circuit.
After another 265 m come to a picnic table.
About 20 m past the end is a BBQ.
At the intersection of Queen Mary Falls Circuit & Cliff Circuit continue straight, to head along Cliff Circuit.
After another 30 m pass the picnic table (10 m on your left).
After another 15 m come to the end.

This optional side trip takes you to another lookout, which provides a different angle on the waterfall.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Cliff Circuit & Queen Mary Falls Circuit Start heading along Queen Mary Falls Circuit (a walking track).
After another 10 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 65 m veer left, to head along Queen Mary Falls Circuit.
About 15 m past the end is "Queen Mary Falls".
About 10 m past the end is "Queen Mary Falls Lookout".
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 95 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Cliff Circuit


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 680 m
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 50 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
50 m[toilet]
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