Location - Paluma Range National Park, Queensland, Australia
Difficulty - Easy
Distance - 500 m one way
Time - 5-10 minutes one way

Located in Paluma Range National Park, about half way out to Lake Paluma on the Dam Road. Birthday Creek Falls is a beautiful 20 metre cascading, slab waterfall in Birthday Creek. Many remark on the crystal clear water here and how refreshing it can be. You can also walk through the rainforest to the top of the picturesque cascades on Birthday Creek. Birdwatchers can look for golden and tooth-billed bowerbirds along the track. A lot of visitors prefer the quietness and remoteness of Birthday Creek compared to the more popular Little Crystal Creek. There truly is something for everyone in Paluma.

Getting there

To get here, take Mount Spec Road from Paluma Township about 5 km before turning right onto Lake Paluma Road. Follow this road for about 7 km until you reach an obvious car park. A short track leads to the base of the falls where visitors can swim in the small pool.

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Cover photo by David Lynam