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Main Range National Park. Photo: Cameron Semple Photography

Main Range National Park

Explore endless scenery

Let your spirit soar as you meet the challenge of a short bushwalk or an extended exhilarating hike. Feel the sense of achievement as you reach one of the high rocky peaks in Main Range National Park where the sweeping views over forests and valleys stretch out forever. This World Heritage-listed park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. The dramatic escarpment of Main Range is a remnant of a volcano that was active some 24 million years ago. More recently, this area played a significant role in Queensland’s pioneering history, and there are plenty of relics to explore. Enjoy a traditional Australian picnic near the top of popular Queen Mary Falls or visit magnificent Cunninghams Gap. Keep an eye out for some of the rare wildlife in this park—at Mount Cordeaux, Albert’s lyrebirds sometimes make surprise appearances! Camp at Spicer’s Gap on the eastern side of the range or at stunning Goomburra on the western side of the range—many short walking tracks begin from these camping areas.

Location and getting there

110km SW of Brisbane. Cunninghams Gap: Access from Brisbane is via Beaudesert and Boonah on the Cunningham Hwy. Queen Mary Falls: Access from Boonah is via Carneys Creek and Head roads off the Boonah-Rathdowney Road.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

ToiletsPicnic areaCampingCaravan/camper trailer/campervan sitesShort or easy walksHikesCyclingFishingHorseridingWheelchair access

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A right royal spectacular—Queen Mary Falls

Just picture it—Spring Creek takes a 40m plunge over a sheer rock face. It’s a spectacular backdrop for a picnic lunch to remember. A short walk leads to a lookout with sensational views of the falls, while a 2km return track (40mins walking time) leads down to the floor of the gorge to view the falls from creek level—where the track can become slippery—and feel the waterfall’s cool spray.