Denham Falls

30 min to 1 h

2.2 km

↑ 138 m
↓ -138 m

Moderate track
Starting from Doncaster Drive,Beechmont, this return walk takes you to a viewpoint near Denham Falls, exploring the dense rainforest of Denham Scenic Reserve along the way. Formed along Back Creek, Denham Falls is a gorgeous waterfall that you can view from the top without much effort. Listen to the mellow sound of the water gushing down as the refreshing air near the falls fill into your lungs. It used to be a great destination for swimming, but unfortunately the creekside is not accessible anymore. Try to come after a decent rainfall to see the waterfall at its strongest. Dogs are not allowed in the reserve. 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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-28.1131051,153.1902828)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Motorway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 410 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Mudgeeraba Road, 50 and drive for another 60 m
  • Keep left onto Mudgeeraba Road, 50 and drive for another 1.4 km
  • Turn right onto Worongary Road, 42 and drive for another 7.4 km
  • Keep left onto Hinde Road, 42 and drive for another 650 m
  • Turn left onto Latimers Crossing Road, 42 and drive for another 2.3 km
  • Turn right onto Nerang - Murwillumbah Road, 97 and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn left onto Beechmont Road, 84 and drive for another 18.5 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Beechmont Road and drive for another 2.6 km
  • Turn right onto Windabout Road and drive for another 100 m
  • Turn slight left onto Flemington Road and drive for another 440 m
  • Turn right onto Doncaster Drive and drive for another 120 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Doncaster Drive(120 metres south of intersection with Flemington Road), head towards the metal gate next to the wooden fence along the grass path, moving perpendicularly away from the road. Head around/over the gate and join the walking talking track veering left in the distance. Head into the woodland, then pass over the creek after about 110 metres to continue along Denham Falls Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
After 145 m cross the ford.
After another 170 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 165 m pass the "Lip Falls" (45 m on your right).
After another 55 m come to the viewpoint (10 m on your right).
After another 350 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 9 m pass a seat (5 m on your left).
After another 5 m pass a seat (on your right).
Continue another 220 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.1 km to get back to the start.
About 20 m past the end is "Denham Falls".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Denham Falls

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.2 km
Time 30 min to 1 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 750 m apart with the largest gap of 1.3 km.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
890 m[seat]
900 m[seat]
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