New Farm Park, Brisbane

Saturday, May 28, 2016

QUEEN MARY FALLS

When we drove home from Tenterfield a few weeks ago we went on the back roads and stopped at  Daggs Falls and Queen Mary Falls.


 Daggs Falls are accessible by road. Just a few metres from the car park there is a lookout.

King parrot and Eastern Rosella
We drove on through beautiful mountain scenery to Queen Mary Falls. Before hiking down to the falls we had a coffee in the cafe. Outside the cafe you could feed the wild parrots by hand.


 Hiking down to the falls.


 The track passes close to the foot of the falls. 

Then we started to climb up the other side of the valley  on a circuit track back to the picnic grounds and cafe.

 Then we crossed a bridge over the top of the falls.

And back to where we started. It was a lovely hike.

 We drove on to Spring Creek cafe for lunch. It is perched on the side of the mountain in the middle of nowhere.

The views were breathtaking and the lunch delicious.  My header photo was taken from here too.

I am going away on a trip to Cairns, Darwin and Adelaide tomorrow. I am trying to learn how to blog on my mini iPad. Please forgive me if I don't get to your blogs for a few weeks. I will probably stick to Facebook while I'm away and blog about the trip when I get back.

24 comments:

  1. Enjoy your trip. They are parts of Australia I've never seen.

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  2. Great virtual tour, love the back roads they are so much more interesting. Your new header is fab.

    I can blog on my nexus but it is not easy!!!! Take care t'other Diane

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  3. stunning views from the middle of nowhere.. love the header. have fun

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  4. Hello, gorgeous shots of the waterfalls. The wild parrots are lovely too. I would love to visit this falls and the cafe. The views are beautiful. Have a happy weekend!

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  5. fall is great, Your country is wonderful. Hugs from Poland

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  6. What gorgeous photos of your hike. That is quite the scenic place. Have fun on your trip! I also tried to blog on my iPad while we were at the beach - I don't like the Blogger app so didn't get one posted.

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  7. Have fun in FNQ - you will be warmer.
    Is T.O.H. going to???
    Cheers and watch out for crocs., wild buffaloes,
    Joe Blakes and feral pigs!
    Colin

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  8. I can't think of a better way to break up a trip than stopping to do some hiking and see a waterfall. You saw a real beauty. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  9. That's quite the round trip you are embarking upon!! I find it impossible to blog from my tablet so wish you good luck with that. Thanks so much for including the map. I don't know those falls but nearly always have a trip to Boonah when I am back home and they aren't much further to go so I will put them on my wishlist for my next holiday. Happy travels!

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  10. Beautiful scenery. That is a rather big distance you are going to travel. But we did the same once by bus in 4 weeks, starting in Darwin and all the way down ending in Sydney.

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  11. Love the location of that cafe. What views!

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  12. Your iPad post has worked very well! That view from the cafe is just gorgeous!!

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  13. Imagine the water in the wet coming down, be awesome.
    Enjoy Cairns and surrounding areas..

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  14. Gorgeous falls, pretty hike to see them....the birds were so pretty they didn't look real! Blogging from old iPad is pretty easy for me but visiting other blogs is not easy?? Just wait, no hurry 😀

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  15. I love waterfalls -- my favorite hike destination back in the Oregon and around there (not here in Florida). All of the pictures from this hike are amazing -- Look forward to more of the same when you return from your trip. Have a wonderful time.

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  16. I'd have a hard time tearing myself away from the parrots but the falls is lovely - the scene from lunch BREATHTAKING!

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  17. The parrots are so colorful I wasn't sure they were real!

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  18. Love these falls and that is a big trip!

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  19. Gorgeous photos - I love waterfalls! I hope you had a great time on your trip. I do quite a bit of hiking myself. Take care, can I come back to visit again??

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  20. Amazing photos...chasing waterfalls is one of my favorite things in the world to do :)

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  21. Great pictures - this is a part of the world I am yet to explore. The views (and parrots) look splendid!

    Cheers (and sorry about the slowness of my visit) - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  22. My goodness what a pretty place! Those birds would have captivated me for hours! :)

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  23. You live in paradise, Diane! The parrots are so colorful and those falls are spectacular.

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