Witches Falls Circuit from Colville Drive

2 h to 3 h

5.6 km
circuit

↑ 285 m
↓ -285 m

Moderate track
Starting from the intersection of Witches Chase and Colville Drive, Tamborine Mountain, this circuit walk explores the dense witch-themed track in the lush rainforest, visiting Witches Falls and a picnic area along the way. As you travel along the beautiful family friendly track featuring a seasonal waterfall and lagoon, you’ll be accompanied by the constant birdsong. Be patient and keep an eye out and you’ll be able to see an Albert’s Lyrebird in no time. Along with birdlife, the area is home to koalas and multiple lizard species as well. The waterfall is best viewed after rainfall, but the track gets muddy as well. The experience and environment changes can be easily noticed if you come in different seasons. Finally, don’t forget to bring a snack and enjoy a lovely little picnic in the diverse rainforest. Keep an eye out for snakes. 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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Witches Close & Colville Drive (-27.9260118,153.1688634)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Motorway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 470 m
  • Turn right onto Entertainment Road and drive for another 780 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Michigan Drive and drive for another 2.1 km
  • Turn left onto Tamborine Oxenford Road, 95, 8 and drive for another 1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tamborine Oxenford Road, 95, 8 and drive for another 17.1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Gallery Walk, 95, 8 and drive for another 510 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Eagle Heights Road, 95 and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Turn left onto Geissmann Drive, 96, 8 and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Turn right onto Beacon Road and drive for another 1.6 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Colville Drive and drive for another 165 m
  • Turn left onto Witches Close and drive for another 8 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection of Witches Chase and Colville Drive, head along the dirt fire trail as you move in the same direction with the Witches Chase Road. Follow the said trail as it veers left and leads you deeper into the woodland. After passing by the lookout and crossing the bridge, turn left at the 3-way intersection to continue along Witches Falls Circuit from Colville Drive(clockwise). This direction of travel features an ascent via a gradual slope and a descent via steps.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Witches Close & Colville Drive Start (a vehicle track).
After 1.3 km come to the "Witches Falls Lookout" (30 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Witches Chase Track.
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
Then pass the "Witches Falls" (15 m on your right).
After another 135 m (at the intersection of Witches Falls Circuit & Witches Chase Track) turn left, to head along Witches Falls Circuit.
After another 890 m pass the "Tamborine Mountain Cemetery" (10 m on your left).
After another 330 m pass the BBQ (15 m on your left).
Then pass the toilet (on your right).
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Main Western Road. Details below.
Continue straight, to head along Witches Falls Circuit.
After another 100 m pass the car park (15 m on your left).
After another 10 m pass the sign (10 m on your left).
After another 105 m continue straight, to head along Witches Falls Circuit.
The starting point of an alternate route. An alternate route that you should take if the conditions are wet. To take the alternate route turn left here. Details below.
After another 860 m (at the intersection of Witches Falls Circuit & Alternative Wet Weather Track) continue straight, to head along Witches Falls Circuit.
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Witches Falls Circuit & Alternative Wet Weather Track) continue straight, to head along Witches Falls Circuit.
After another 110 m (at the intersection of Witches Falls Circuit & Alternative Wet Weather Track) continue straight, to head along Witches Falls Circuit.
After another 235 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 45 m cross the bridge (about 2 m long)
After another 175 m (at the intersection of Witches Falls Circuit & Witches Chase Track) continue straight, to head along Witches Chase Track.
After another 135 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Witches Chase Track.
After another 1.2 km come to the end.

An alternate route that you should take if the conditions are wet.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Witches Falls Circuit & Alternative Wet Weather Track Start heading along Alternative Wet Weather Track (a walking track).
After another 55 m veer left, to head along Alternative Wet Weather Track.
After another 140 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.

An alternate access point from/to Main Western Road.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Witches Falls Circuit.
After another 30 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Witches Falls Circuit from Colville Drive


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5.6 km
Time 2 h to 3 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
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
Toilet: There is one 2.6 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
2.6 km[toilet]
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