Larapinta Falls

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Larapinta Falls is a must-do Aussie Bucket List hiking trail located in Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland. Follow Christmas Creek Road to the end, it does become a dirt road however is still 2WD accessible.

From Tourism and Events Queensland:

A whopping 6-hour round trip it may be, but secret Gondwana waterfalls don’t come much prettier than Larapinta Falls. Deep within Lamington National Park, this hidden gem boasts a soaring, moss-covered cliff face and a very beautiful rockpool where swimming is absolutely encouraged. You’ll likely have the place to yourself, so it would almost be rude not to…

While getting to Larapinta Falls is not for the faint of heart, it is a lot of fun. Follow the markers and flags along the path at Christmas Creek Track towards Stinson Wreck, then prepare for rock-hopping, creek wading and raw bush-walking aplenty.


  • Hiking
  • Photography


  • Walking trail - 9.2km return (approx) | 5-6 hours | grade 4 (not clearly marked in some points, rock scrambling required)

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food, fuel and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply for national parks in Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.

Photo credits: Tourism and Events Queensland

Content credits: Tourism and Events Queensland & Aussie Bucket List®

Location & Supplier

Larapinta Falls

Address: Christmas Creek Road, Lamington National Park, QLD

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