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Teviot Falls

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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
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Published March 17th 2016
Teviot Falls is the first waterfall on the road to Killarney
Teviot Falls is a 38 metre waterfall that is one of the many falls that can be viewed on the scenic drive from Boonah to Killarney via The Head. The falls can be viewed from a lookout on The Head Road.

Photo Courtesy of Stonestreet's Coaches - The Extra Mile (Flickr)
Photo Courtesy of Stonestreet's Coaches - The Extra Mile (Flickr)


Though the lookout is not clearly sign posted. You will see a place to stop on the side of the road looking down into Teviot Gap. The lookout provides spectacular views of the mountains in the area. So while you don't get up close views of the falls, the views themselves are worth stopping for. In fact some people don't even notice the falls until they are pointed out because most people focus on the view down the valley.

The Teviot Falls Lookout also provides spectacular views of the mountains in the region
The Teviot Falls Lookout also provides spectacular views of the mountains in the region


The falls are just left of large area of bare rock face that was caused by a large slippage and in fact not that noticeable, even when the water is gushing over. So the view of the falls itself is not spectacular.

From the lookout spotting teviot falls is a little difficult, especially if the falls doesn't have a lot of water
From the lookout spotting teviot falls is a little difficult, especially if the falls doesn't have a lot of water


It is possible, but not easy, to get more up close and personal to the falls. The simplest way is to rock hop your way 1.5 km up Teviot Brook to the base of the falls. To find the start, drive from the Teviot Falls lookout in the direction of Boonah and Teviot Brook will be the first causeway you cross. Expect that you feet will get wet as this creek is usually flowing even in the driest weather.

Above the waterfalls is a now very overgrown old forestry road. From the side of The Head Road you would have trouble guessing it was ever a road. Experienced bushwalkers walk down this road and then follow the upper creek to the top of the falls where there is a place to swim (not recommended if the water is flowing strongly).

Unless you are very adventurous and experienced it is better to just view the falls from the side of the road. These tracks and other possible walks in the area are not official, marked or maintained, so are mainly used by experienced hikers who are going with people who know the way.

Teviot Falls is just the first stop on the scenic drive from Boonah to Killarney via The Head with many more places to stop, take pictures and do short walks. These include Queen Mary Falls, Browns Falls and Daggs Falls. All of these falls are easier to access and are much more spectacular.

There are many more scenic spots on the road over The Head
There are many more scenic spots on the road over The Head

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Why? Views of Teviot Gap and Teviot Falls
Where: It is the first lookout stop on the road from Boonah to Killarney. Not well sign posted but you will see a place to stop on side of the road.
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