Queen Mary Falls

Location location: Southern Downs, Australia

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Don’t go chasing waterfalls … said no one ever!  Sorry TLC, but you were definitely wrong about that one.

After driving to Warwick to see the sunflower fields, Talysa and I took a small detour to Queen Mary Falls on the road back to Brisbane.   Actually, it was more like a two hour detour (not that small!) but the spectacular waterfall at the end of the trail was definitely worth the effort.

Too often people only think of the coastal regions when visiting Queensland.  But today’s road trip to the Southern Downs region reminded me that there is so much beauty to be explored inland.

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sunflower fields, sunflower route, queensland, warwick, allora, brisbane, blog

(Pssst! Don’t miss my post on the Sunflower Route.)

Speaking of road trips, Talysa is my sister from another mister on the road.  She loves photography as much as I do, so it’s never a pain for us to stop and take pictures whenever we spot something special.  After all, you never know what you’re going to find on the journey!

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queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

From the national park entrance, it’s a leisurely two kilometre hike to get to Queen Mary Falls.

First, you get a glimpse the jaw-dropping waterfall from the top.

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queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

And then you make your way down to the bottom of the waterfall to see it up close.

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

Queen Mary Falls – you little bewdy!

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

As we walked past, we could feel the cool fresh water spraying off the rocks around us.

It seemed to invigorate us with energy!

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queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

^ Photo credits to Talysa for letting me share her awesome photos on this post.

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

queen mary falls, warwick, southern downs, hiking, waterfall, queensland, blog

And that was the end of another amazing day in the Sunshine State.

I’m looking forward to my next road trip already – Maleny is on the cards so if anyone has any tips, I’d love to hear from you.