Elizabeth Grant Falls

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Elizabeth Grant Falls

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Distance
10.4km Return
Duration
3 Hours return
Duration
Half day walk
Duration
Medium

The walk to Elizabeth Grant Falls begins at the Cochable Creek Camping Area in Tully Gorge National Park, which is accessed by taking the Tully Gorge Road for 38 kilometres from Tully, before turning right onto the "H" Road just before a bridge over the Tully River and following this road to its terminus 9km further along at the campground. The "H" Road is unsealed and a 4WD is recommended, especially if conditions are wet.

The track to Elizabeth Grant Falls is well signed from the campground, and almost immediately crosses a causeway over the Cochable Creek, which may have water over it in high flow conditions. The track itself consists of a wide 4WD track for most of the hike to the falls, and while it is certainly not drivable any more, it makes for relatively easy hiking. Once Cochable Creek has been crossed, the track winds it way up above the creek, before flattening out and continuing almost dead straight for several kilometres. After 3km a junction with the Koolmoon Creek Track is reached, however the way to Elizabeth Grant Falls is well signed, and the straight track continues much the same as before. The 4WD track ends 1.6 kilometres later, and from here a narrower but still easy to follow track must be followed for the last 600 metres of walking to the falls lookout.

The track ends at a small clearing where a gap in the trees provides a spectacular view of Elizabeth Grant Falls, which cascades roughly 300 metres over a number of drops, culminating in a plunge of about 90 metres. Needless to say if it was possible to reach the base of the falls the view would be incredible, however this is certainly not possible from the track to the lookout. The falls flow on the perennial Koolmoon Creek so are spectacular all year round, however after rain the falls would be a really breathtaking sight. The picture on this page was taken at the end of the dry season, when the water level was very low.

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Distance
10.4km Return
Duration
3 Hours return

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Duration
Half day walk
Duration
Medium
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2 thoughts on "Elizabeth Grant Falls"

  1. Mark DRYSDALE says:

    Hello Caedence

    My daughter Samantha (22) and I (61) are Waterfall nuts as well and Wallaman Falls is on our doorstep. Recently though, Samantha has been talking about a Waterfall which is not quite as large as but, close to the size of Wallaman. You describe Elizabeth Grant Falls as 300m but cascading and thank you for that description but, I am going to presume that this is not the falls that Samantha is referring to ! I believe that the falls she is referring to is called Cannabullan Falls and they are about 6.5 km’s to the North of Elizabeth Grant Falls.
    1. Have you been there or know anyone who knows how to get to Cannabullan Falls.
    2. On the Google map on your page, the marker indicates a spot in the middle of nowhere to the North of Elizabeth Grant Falls. Is this where you suggest we trek from or is it just ‘Google Maps’ again.

    cheers Mark

  2. Caedence Kuepper says:

    Hi Mark. I haven’t been to Cannabullan Falls but I have heard of it, and I know that the track only goes to the top of the falls. I’ve seen photos from the bottom and it looks spectacular, but would be an extremely difficult hike I reckon. I’m pretty sure the walk starts at the Hinson Creek Trailhead which is north of Elizabeth Grant Falls, but it would be worth checking the details with someone who’s been there themselves.

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