Mt Greville Waterfall Gorge Circuit
  • Length: 5.2km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Mount Greville Road Carpark

  • End: Mount Greville Road Carpark

  • Location: Moogerah Peaks National Park

  • Closest Town: Aratula

  • Distance from CBD: 100km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -28.086338

  • Longitude: 152.514916

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Mount Greville Waterfall Gorge Circuit is a 5.2km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in Moogerah Peaks National Park, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Mount Greville Waterfall Gorge Circuit summits Mount Greville, a cone-shaped and deeply fissured mountain in South East Queensland, Australia. The mountain rises 720 m above sea level and is part of the Moogerah Peaks National Park. It lies approximately 100 km south west of Brisbane just outside the town of Boonah. Other prominent peaks in this Scenic Rim group of mountains includes Mount Edwards, Mount Moon and Mount French.

From the gate walk uphill to the sign posts about 400m, there are three alternatives Waterfall Gorge, South East Ridge and Palm Gorge. This circuit hike ascends along the South East Ridge Track and descends from the summit via the Waterfall Gorge Track.

Follow the rough track up South East ridge. There is lots of scree at the bottom and a few cairns along the ascent. There are some rocky slabs to scramble on and through and if you lose the rough trail then simply keep heading up through the grass trees. Eventually you will come to a second wide rocky slab with great views of the southern Fassifern valley and the southern Mountains of the Main Range, Mount Ballow, Mount Barney, Mount Edwards, Mount Moon, Mount Maroon and Moogerah Dam. There is a lower rocky slab with the same view. Keep walking up to the left through the Grass Trees untill you enter forest again near another cairn and the junction of a well traveled trail that descends into Palm Gorge. Keep following the trail as it ascends to the summit of Mount Greville. There are fantastic views to the North and views of the Ramparts of The Main Range and Mistake and Little Liverpoool Mountains.

From the summit, retrace your steps a short distance to a trail junction. Take the track on your left that winds its way to the Slab Rock lookout. Locate the Waterfall Gorge Track to the south and gradually descend through the gorge along the rocky unmarked trail back to  your vehicle. Waterfall Gorge is stunning and is filled with palm trees. Waterfall gorge gets its name from a tiny little water fall at the end of the gorge which is rarely flowing.

About the region

The ancient, volcanic peaks of mounts French, Greville, Moon and Edwards are recognised not only for their unique shapes and as favourite bushwalking destinations, they are also remnant habitats of key conservation value within South East Queensland. The peaks are mostly covered in open eucalypt forest with montane heath on the exposed rock faces and rainforest in some sheltered areas.

Getting there

From Aratula drive towards Cunningham's Gap and turn off at the Spicers Gap Rd. Follow this road for about 8 km( it does become dirt for a while) then turn into Mount Greville Rd find the start after about 800m driving or so along Mount Greville Rd.


This is a challenging hike that involves rock hoping up and down gorges and following unmarked tracks.

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