For those that enjoy combining hiking with photography, Elebana Falls in the Lamington National Park has everything you need! A nice (approx) 5km walk through the forest with plenty of creek crossings, you are bound to have unlimited photo opportunities!
Start the walk at the entry to the Border Track, located across the road from O'Reilly's Guesthouse. Take the Border Track through the rain-forest for 1.7 kilometres and before turning left onto the Box Forest Circuit, following the dirt track downhill and continuing downhill past Picnic Rock and across the creek to another intersection. Elabana Falls is approximately 100 meters on the left.
A short scramble over rocks in the creek is necessary to get the best view of the falls, although this is not recommended after heavy rainfall, and walkers need to be extremely careful on the rocks as they can be slippery.
You can return the same way (be prepared for a few steep uphill stretches), or take the Toolona Creek Circuit (17.4 km) for more spectacular waterfalls, or the Box Forest Circuit (10.9 km) to return to O'Reilly's.
Once back at O’Reillys, feel free to indulge in a well-earned beer or coffee at their café which has great views of the Kerry Valley, or feel free to visit the suspension bridge walk through the rain-forest called the Tree Top Walk.
Day trippers are recommended to check in with the visitor’s centre, and advise them where you are walking and what time you expect to be back. Take a plenty of water and insect repellent, along with a poncho or light rain jacket in case of rain. And of course, don’t forget the camera!