Moran Falls & Lamington National Park

It’s been a hot minute since my last blog post and I honestly hope to never be away for this long again. I started this week pretty disorganised, letting time get the better of me and before I knew it, I was back at work, knee-deep in an excel model and feeling completely stressed out as I was yet to plan, or write, or schedule any of this week’s blog posts. For the first time in a long time, I dropped the proverbial ball on this little space of mine but I am officially back, and present, and happy to be here! And thank goodness for that.

So, for today’s post I am coming to you with an impromptu adventure to the iconic Moran Falls located about 105 kms south of Brisbane in the Green Mountains of Lamington National Park. And to give you a quick run-down, Moran Falls is a Plunge Waterfall that spans for a total height of 80 meters. Making it one of the largest waterfalls Rhett and I have visited to date.


Unfortunately, and as some of you might have already noticed, Rhett and I didn’t get as many photos as we would have liked. Not even getting the chance to take a photo of the waterfall itself. Which was, needless to say, incredibly disappointing. But for those who are interested, I have included a link here.

So, to give you guys a bit of a back story to why Rhett and I failed so hard in the photography department .. Sunday turned out to be one of those days where nothing, regardless of effort, seemed to go right. Not only did I fail to pack any decent footwear for our planned trek around a National Park but by the time we got out there, Rhett had forgotten to recharge our camera battery, leaving us with 25% of juice to work with for the entire day. And to make matters worse, we had already been wounded from our earlier blunder where Rhett and I completely missed out on catching the morning’s sunrise curtesy of some sloppy foreplaning by yours truly.

But thankfully, despite all our hiccups, we still managed to really enjoy ourselves and ended up persevering onwards. We even resorted to taking our photos in stark daylight as Rhett and I out-right refused to let our efforts for the day go to waste. And I am so glad we did because the panoromic views were out-of-this-world breathtaking. I found myself in utter awe, completely taken aback by just how incredible and grand our visit to Moran Falls turned out to be.

In terms of getting to this amazing destination, the 4.4 km track turned out to make for a fairly easy ‘hike’, despite the abundance of warning signs that prefaced our walk. So I can’t say that this is a difficult location to get to, but I would definitely look to wear enclosed shoes, especially after significant rainfall. And on that note, one rather precarious aspect of our journey, had a lot to do with our drive up Green Mountain where we were confronted by countless vertical drops and minuscule one way roads that were thwart with severe turns and some pretty unnerving blind-spots.

Anyway, that’s it from me today! I hope everybody had a great weekend and as always, I hope you guys enjoyed this post.

Love Linda, xo

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23 Comments

  1. June 20, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I was like “Is Linda gonna publish a post today or nah?” hahha. We forgive you for the wait. That view tho! ugh, so perfect!!!!!! You photograph so beautifully!

    • June 20, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Ohhh Asaake! I adore you! I can always count on you to keep me honest. 😘☺️❀️

    • June 21, 2017 / 8:29 am

      Haha hello again beautiful girl! And thank you!
      Love that black and rose ensemble you wore on your latest post by the way! ❀️🌹 xo

  2. June 21, 2017 / 12:04 am

    Great photos as always!! β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

    • June 21, 2017 / 8:33 am

      Haha, thanks John! As always – love your support! 😊😊

  3. June 21, 2017 / 12:57 am

    Went on a day trip there the first time I went to Brisbane. had a bite to eat at O’Reilly’s resort. It was one of those 4-wheel drive tours and I can’t remember if we went to Moran Falls – it was 17 / 18 years ago.

    • June 21, 2017 / 8:35 am

      Oh that would have been really great! I wish Rhett and I had a 4WD – there are so many places that require a 4WD to get to! I am still yet to visit Fraser Island. Have you been?

      The places where these photos were taken required a fence jump. It wasn’t the most obvious place to get to. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

  4. June 21, 2017 / 2:57 am

    The photos are amazing! Such great shots!! Plus, you look beautiful! xo

    • June 21, 2017 / 8:36 am

      Thank you – as always – beautiful Kelsie! ❀️☺️

  5. June 21, 2017 / 4:54 am

    Wow. That’s such an amazing view and your dress is gorgeous! I’m glad you and Rhett still had tons of fun. πŸ™‚

    • June 21, 2017 / 8:36 am

      Haha. Thank you so much V! ☺️☺️
      It was amazing. I really recommend! ❀️

  6. June 21, 2017 / 5:36 am

    I was lowkey wondering where you went for a bit there πŸ˜› πŸ˜‚
    Ah well, some days your plans just fall apart around you. The views of these falls are beautiful!!
    That first photo gave me a bit of a heart attack with your leg dangling over the edge, but it’s an amazing shot! πŸ˜€

    • June 21, 2017 / 8:39 am

      Hahaha. Ang – I near have a heart attack myself every time I look at that photo! 🀣🀣
      But I will admit, there was a second ledge underneath, before the 80 meter drop! Haha. But shhhh…

      As always – thank you! The views were beautiful!
      I don’t think anybody could do this place justice!

  7. June 21, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Ohhhh my goodness, I know you said nothing went as planned, but these photos are STUNNING!

  8. June 22, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    I’m glad you were able to regroup and enjoy such a beautiful place. The photos are gorgeous.

    • June 22, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Oh thank you!! 😊😊
      I am glad we were able to regroup as well.
      But definitely aiming to do a bit more planning this week!

    • June 25, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you Ang!! ❀️☺️

  9. June 28, 2017 / 4:19 am

    Breath-takingly GORGEOUS SHOTS especially with that dress!! I’m in love with it!! 😍😍😍

    • June 28, 2017 / 5:54 am

      Ohh! Thank you so much Jainey! πŸ’œβ˜ΊοΈ
      I am delighted you think so! I hope you have a great day! xo

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