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Why this Hike
This hike in Bowling Green Bay National Park is a fantastic walk along Alligator Creek past the viewing area and to the Falls Lookout. This return hike is not easy but is the perfect challenge for hikers looking for a whole day of adventure in the Australian bush and along beautiful rock faces with cascading falls.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting at Alligator Creek Campground this hike follows Alligator Creek Falls Track along Alligator Creek, shortly after commencing the walk you should reach the Creek lookout (not the falls lookout) which can give a nice little view of the creek. After leaving this viewing area keep following the track which should remain relatively flat until reaching the walk to the falls where you will need to make a bit of a climb to reach the lookout. After reaching the falls and lookout take some time for a break and allow yourself to take in the views before returning back along the same track to complete the walk.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.