Adventure your way
Take the road less travelled. Surprise Creek Falls is only accessible by 4WD as there are two river crossings along the way. There's a short walk from the carpark through lush monsoon forest which leads you to a deep rock pool and small waterfall.
Along the same 4WD track you'll find Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek). It's a moderate 3.4km walk so bring your walking shoes. The falls are generally uncrowded. The plunge pool is shaded for most of the day and makes for a cool and refreshing swim.
Listen to the ancient lands as you set off on the several walking tracks the park has to offer. Suiting a range of different fitness levels, the walking tracks include the epic 39-km Tabletop Track and its secret waterfalls, to the more serene 3.5km track to picturesque Walker Creek.
Engage your sense of adventure on your very own 4x4 outback adventure. Be sure to see the sandstone relics of The Lost City and gain a new appreciation for early pioneers at the ruins of Blyth Homestead.
Nature at its best
Take the boardwalk to a ‘graveyard’ of two-metre tall headstones. These are magnetic termite mounds; feats of insect architecture oriented with the sun to keep the termites cool in baking conditions.
Keep your eyes peeled for hundreds of species of fauna. Wallabies, sugar gliders, quolls and flying foxes are all common, as is the dragon-like water monitor that can often be spotted basking on rocks.
Twitchers should keep their binoculars handy to spot the Yellow Oriole, Figbird, Pacific Koel, Spangled Drongo, Dollarbird and Rainbow Bee-eater that inhabit sheltered areas close to waterfalls.