Queen Mary Falls

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Queen Mary Falls
Queen Mary Falls.jpg
Queen Mary Falls, pictured in 2006.
Queen Mary Falls is located in Queensland
Queen Mary Falls
Location Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 28°20′00″S 152°22′00″E / 28.33333°S 152.36667°E / -28.33333; 152.36667Coordinates: 28°20′00″S 152°22′00″E / 28.33333°S 152.36667°E / -28.33333; 152.36667[1][2]
Type Plunge
Total height 40 metres (130 ft)[3]
Number of drops 1
Longest drop 40 metres (130 ft)[3]
Watercourse Spring Creek

The Queen Mary Falls is a plunge waterfall on the Spring Creek that is located in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The falls are situated in the Main Range National Park and descend 40 metres (130 ft)[3] from the McPherson Range near the Queensland/New South Wales border. They are located 50 kilometres (31 mi) south-east of Warwick and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the town of Killarney.

The falls formed when water erosion by streams created gorges through layers of basalt and resistant trachyte.[4] The falls are currently retreating as large blocks at the bottom of the falls were not evident in photos taken in the 19th century.[5] Facilities at the falls include toilets, tables and fireplaces.

Four other waterfalls are located in the area surrounding Killarney, including the Teviot Falls, Daggs Falls, Browns Falls and Upper Browns Falls.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen Mary Falls (QLD)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ "Queen Mary Falls (entry 27792)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Queen Mary Falls". World of Waterfalls. Johnny T. Cheng. 9 May 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Queen Mary Falls National Park Visitor information. 1993. Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage.
  5. ^ Stevens, Neville; Willmott, Warwick (1996). The Main Range. Geological Society of Australia (Queensland Division). 

External links[edit]

Media related to Queen Mary Falls at Wikimedia Commons