Nestled on the eastern side of the mountain rangers of D’Aguilar National Park is Falls Lookout – a vantage point which gives a fantastic panorama view over the surrounding ridges and valleys of Mount Mee. With Caboolture to the north-east and Dayboro to the south-east, Falls Lookout is a delightful location to soak up the rural mountainous views of the Moreton Bay Region.
Getting to the scenic location is quite the adventure and you will require a four-wheel drive vehicle and walking shoes. The gravel track to the falls is considered ‘easy’ on the Queensland National Park’s map of Mount Mee. If you’re new to bush four-wheel driving, stick to the ‘green’ track marks and avoid anything marked ‘purple’.
Access into the park is either from Woodford or Dayboro. Falls Lookout has a large parking area and is off the main Neurum Creek Road, which is well signed. Once you’ve parked, grab a water bottle and get ready for a little walk! Falls Lookout is a Class 2 Track by Australian Standards.
The walk to Falls Lookout is one-kilometre return. It is an easy walk with no steep inclines, few steps and a well used compacted dirt path, making it ideal for families with young children to enjoy a walk in the bush. What’s most magical about the walk to Falls Lookout is the diversity of colour and animal life. It’s as if you’re walking in a fairytale, as a canopy of reds, yellows and greens hang over the pathway littered with rock mosses, lushes native grasses, ferns, coloured fungi and rustic logs.
So don’t forget to bring a camera, as there is so much to photograph on this short walk.
If you stop, stand very still, close your eyes and be very quiet, the lullaby of bird life will carry you away. As bowerbirds, wompoo fruit doves and yellow-tailed black cockatoos all call this forest home. Take a pair of binoculars and see if you can spot any of the forests feathered friends in the canopy!
Bulls Falls is but a short 80-meter walk from the main lookout, a viewing platform over the falls offering beautiful views of sheltered rainforest pools and rocky crags. It is home to frogs, which inhabit the mountain streams of Mount Mee. If you listen carefully you may just hear them!