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The Beauty Of Queen Mary Falls National Park, Queensland

Queen Mary Falls is a fantastic place to take the kids during the Brisbane school holidays. Enjoy the breathtaking views and get up close with nature!

The Beauty Of Queen Mary Falls National Park, Queensland

Highlights

  • Enjoy an easy short bush walk to a stunning lookout

  • Lovely picnic grounds with pretty colourful parrots

  • Stunning Queen Mary Falls picnic grounds are open daily 24/7

  • Dogs are not allowed at Queen Mary Falls

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The beauty of Queen Mary Falls National Park, Queensland

Queen Mary Falls at the Main Range National Park is a fantastic place to take the kids during the Queensland school holidays

Get the kids off their gadgets to picnic and run around this scenic spot! You’ll find plenty of wildlife and can hand feed the beautiful parrots there. 

Everyone in your family will enjoy the breathtaking views from the lookout or even from the bottom of the Falls!

The kids will have a blast running around and seeing cows, kangaroos and beautiful native birds. However, please note that some repellent spray can be required and also, beware of ticks.

Some of the best things to do @ Queen Mary Falls are:

  • Take a scenic walk through the beautiful park to take in all the stunning views
  • Treat yourself to a delicious lunch or coffee at a nearby cafe
  • Get up close and personal with the birds and participate in bird feeding activities
  • Pack a picnic and enjoy a fun-filled day of outdoor activities with your family
  • Don't miss out on the opportunity to visit the stunning waterfalls nearby.

Where is Queen Mary Falls QLD?

Queen Mary Falls is located in the Main Range National Park and cascades down a 40m cliff (130ft) from the McPherson Range near Queensland and New South Wales border. 

Queen Mary Falls is 50km / 31 mi south-east of Warwick (QLD 4370) and near Killarney QLD 4373 (10 km / 6.2 mi east).

Queen Mary Falls location

The Queen Mary Falls, Australia, location is Spring Creek Road, The Falls, Queensland 4373

Queen Mary Falls address

  • Spring Creek Road, The Falls, Queensland 4373

Queen Mary Falls Walk (Queen Mary Falls Circuit)

Queen Mary Falls offers a relatively easy bush walk that takes you to a stunning lookout. This is the Main Circuit, a lovely short walk (2km return, around 40 mins) from the carpark to the bottom of the falls. The walk is easy with a few stairs and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, so even the younger kids can easily do this adventurous hike. 

We recommend going in a clockwise direction if you want to do the full Queen Mary Falls circuit. However, going anti-clockwise and returning the same way seemed much easier.

The whole family will enjoy this peaceful short bush walk through a lush rainforest to the viewing platform, with the noise from the water slamming into the rocks below and beautiful parrots everywhere. 

As a bonus, everyone can find a spot to sit on the rocks and enjoy the magnificent waterfalls! The whole experience is so much fun for kids of all ages!

Scenic Queen Mary Falls bush walks

The Main Range National Park is home to various walks and hiking trails. Several bushwalks are available at or near Queen Mary Falls that will take you to Queen Mary Falls:

  • Queen Mary Falls Circuit (a 4.5 km return walk)
  • Spicers Gap Road Circuit (a 4 km return walk)
  • Gap Creek Falls Circuit (a 2 km return walk)
We recommend wearing appropriate clothing and footwear and preparing for changing weather conditions when undertaking bush walks, as it can get slippery. It is also important to check the park alerts before your visit.

Queen Mary Falls Picnic Area

The Queen Mary Falls picnic area is perfect for relaxing and enjoying a peaceful lunch surrounded by stunning Australian nature.

You'll find the Queen Mary Falls picnic ground in front of the Queen Mary Falls Cafe at Caravan Park. 

It offers all the necessary facilities, including plenty of picnic tables and seating, electric BBQs, and public toilets. Tall trees provide natural shade and a peaceful atmosphere.

The public toilets and picnic ground are pram and wheelchair-accessible.

There's plenty of room for kicking a ball or playing games with the kids, making it a great spot for families!

Pretty colourful parrots everywhere offer so much fun for the kids!

Queen Mary Falls Cafe @ Camping Park

Plan a pit stop at the local Queen Mary Falls cafe during your visit. You'll enjoy fantastic home-cooked meals, such as bacon and egg rolls, burgers, pies, and sausage rolls for lunch or just coffee and cake at Queen Mary Falls Camping Park.

Queen Mary Falls camping grounds are also a fantastic little area for a family picnic! You and the kids can also enjoy an easy 2 km walk, with plenty of great photo opportunities to admire the view of the falls and nature. The kids will love this short walk to the falls and the opportunity to feed the birds at the campground!

There are public toilets and plenty of parking available.

Queen Mary Falls Cafe location:

  • 676 Spring Creek Rd, Killarney QLD 4373

Queen Mary Falls Bird Feeding

You can hand-feed beautiful, friendly parrots with the kids at the Caravan & Camping Park Cafe. The bird food is $2 and can be purchased at the cafe.

Queen Mary Falls Swimming

You can’t swim at Queen Mary Falls due to the danger of the strong currents and the risk of injury. 

If you are looking to swim on a summer's day in a natural setting in Queensland, many other options are available, such as swimming holes and natural pools. 

Queen Mary Falls Dogs

At Queen Mary Falls, dogs are not allowed. However, Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park across the road is dog-friendly.

Queen Mary Falls Map

You can access or download the Queen Mary Falls QLD map here.

Who's Queen Mary

Queen Mary (1867-1953) was the wife of King George V of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions. 

She was born Mary of Teck on May 26, 1867, and raised in London, England. Mary was the daughter of Francis, Duke of Teck, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, a granddaughter of King George III.

In 1893, Mary married Prince George, the Duke of York, and became the Duchess of York.

In 1910, George, the Princess of Wales, became King and Mary became Queen consort of the United Kingdom

Queen Mary was a popular and highly respected figure known for her charitable work and strong support of the monarchy. She also was an enthusiastic collector of art objects, artefacts, jewels and pictures with a royal connection.

Queen Mary passed away on March 24, 1953, at age 85.

It is still unclear how Queen Mary is related to Queen Mary Waterfalls, Australia. However, the falls are believed to be named after Queen Mary as a tribute to her.

More stunning waterfalls near Brisbane to explore

If you're looking for more school holiday fun near Brisbane, check out these stunning falls near Brisbane, such as nearby Browns Falls, Daggs Falls Lookout and Cronan Creek.

These spectacular falls are easily accessible, and the whole family can enjoy a scenic walk. 

You can bring some snacks or lunch and enjoy a scenic picnic area with plenty of room to run around and explore around!

A very special thank you to Nadia Andanderd and Yongqian He for providing photos 2 and 3.

We hope you found this page helpful with all the amazing things you and your family can experience at the beautiful Queen Mary Falls in the Main Range National Park, Queensland, Australia. 

From the scenic walk and picnic area to the cafe and bird-feeding activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy and create unforgettable memories!

If you're feeling adventurous, check out some other stunning waterfalls near Brisbane, the school holiday activities Brisbane and the holiday fun Gold Coast offers that are worth exploring. 

Have a wonderful time at Queen Mary Falls!

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