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Published June 2nd 2021
Huge Buttresses, Strangler Figs, Piccabeen Palms and a Waterfall
The Witches Falls section was declared a park in 1908, making it Queensland's first national park. The park protects Tamborine Mountain's rainforest where piccabeen palm grows, There is a wet eucalypt forest and the rainforest provides shelter and food for wildlife.
Witches Falls trail is beautiful and rich in vegetation with strangler figs, huge buttresses and piccabeen palms.
Huge buttresses of the trees in the forest. Photo by Author.
The hikers had lots of fun hiking Witches Falls. Tamborine is a great place and the hikes in the rainforest are fantastic. The hike is relatively short, so we also hike The Knoll trail, Joalah section and Palm Grove Circuit.
After hiking a couple of trails, we have a break in Spice of Life Cafe, 28 Main St, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272. The cafe has different options and it has indoor and outdoor sitting areas.
The cottage style and quaint Cafe Spice of Life. Photo by Author.
Hiking gear: a hiking medium backpack, long trousers and shirt with long sleeve, light raincoat, very recommended hiking ankle supportive boots, first aid kit, insect repellent (it works for leeches; give preference to cream or roll-on that are more environmentally friendly than the spray), sunscreen, gloves, walking poles if you like to use them, socks protectors or gaiters.
Consider packing some extra clothes and leave them in the car. Pack some clean footwear and socks.
For this hike, consider carrying a map or download a good app on your smartphone that can help you to navigate in the bush.
Bring a medium day backpack with lots of water, especially if it's a hot day, 1.5 litres of water and snacks. During summer, you can bring electrolytes to dissolve in water to compensate for the loss through perspiration.
You may consider packing sandwiches, fresh fruit, dry fruit, energy bars and small meals.
Walk with family, friends or in a group. Never alone!
In the days prior to the hike, make sure to check: