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Baroon Pocket Dam: Martin Williams Walk

North Maleny
2.0km
Trail type
Skill Level
Length
Circuit

Discover Lake Baroon (aka Baroon Pocket Dam), tucked away in the Obi Obi Valley, between Maleny and Montville in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

SUITABILITY
A mostly grassy trail suitable for walkers, recreational cyclists and mountain bikers.

HIGHLIGHTS
Accessible from 5:30am to 5:30pm 7 days, this is a great little mowed lawn loop from the park. The circuit is named after the first ranger of Lake Baroon, Martin Williams.

If you have a mountain bike go clockwise around for the sweet swooping top section. There is no view at the top, but the lakeside section is picturesque.

There’s a shortcut halfway along if you want to miss the hillier section, or you can simply go there and back if you don’t feel fit for the small hill.

Along the track, you can see many bird and possum nesting boxes high in the trees, which include Hoop and Bunya Pines.

Don’t forget to bring your swimmers, and if you have a paddlecraft, yes the lake is awesome for that too!

Note the grass can be slippery when wet.

AFTERWARDS
The large open park has picnic shelters, BBQs, a big playground, natural history panel, and pleasant swimming and fishing. There are other walks to be enjoyed on the northern side of Lake Baroon including part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: From downtown Maleny take Teak St out of town which turns into North Maleny Road. Stay on this road. It eventually turns into Baroon Pocket Road (after Eden Road). Follow the road to the very end down to the dam’s edge.

The short loop track starts and ends here at the lake’s southern recreation area.

To the end point: This is a circular route ending up where you began.

Discover Lake Baroon (aka Baroon Pocket Dam), tucked away in the Obi Obi Valley, between Maleny and Montville in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

SUITABILITY
A mostly grassy trail suitable for walkers, recreational cyclists and mountain bikers.

HIGHLIGHTS
Accessible from 5:30am to 5:30pm 7 days, this is a great little mowed lawn loop from the park. The circuit is named after the first ranger of Lake Baroon, Martin Williams.

If you have a mountain bike go clockwise around for the sweet swooping top section. There is no view at the top, but the lakeside section is picturesque.

There’s a shortcut halfway along if you want to miss the hillier section, or you can simply go there and back if you don’t feel fit for the small hill.

Along the track, you can see many bird and possum nesting boxes high in the trees, which include Hoop and Bunya Pines.

Don’t forget to bring your swimmers, and if you have a paddlecraft, yes the lake is awesome for that too!

Note the grass can be slippery when wet.

AFTERWARDS
The large open park has picnic shelters, BBQs, a big playground, natural history panel, and pleasant swimming and fishing. There are other walks to be enjoyed on the northern side of Lake Baroon including part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: From downtown Maleny take Teak St out of town which turns into North Maleny Road. Stay on this road. It eventually turns into Baroon Pocket Road (after Eden Road). Follow the road to the very end down to the dam’s edge.

The short loop track starts and ends here at the lake’s southern recreation area.

To the end point: This is a circular route ending up where you began.

Activities and facilities
Glossary
  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for recreational cycling
  • Suitable for mountain biking
  • Suitable for horse riding
  • Suitable for kayaking
  • Drinking water available
  • No drinking water available
  • Barbeque on site
  • Picnic table on site
  • Toilets on site
  • Fires permitted
  • Fires prohibited
  • Camping permitted
  • Camping prohibited
  • Suitable for walking
  • No drinking water available
  • Barbeque on site
  • Picnic table on site
  • Toilets on site
  • Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited
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Reviews

Review Date: 16/05/2019

Beautiful little spot and well worth a drive! Glorious picnic areas overlooking pristine water and pines. A colony of pelicans nest off shore. The walk itself is easy and suitable for the whole family. The park caters for big and little kids alike. Heaps of parking and amenities are clean!

Reviewed By: Jessica

Review Date: 12/05/2019

Good little walk to get my young family out and about. Not as picturesque as some other walks. Great area for a bbq away from the crowds.

Reviewed By: Dan

Safety

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  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
  • Use the trails with consideration for your abilities, be prepared for the adventure ahead:
    • Be aware of the weather conditions, found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/.
    • Always wear appropriate clothing, focus on good footwear.
    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
    • Be Sun Safe!
    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
  • Just getting started try this site for good useful information: https://www.trailhiking.com.au/hike-safety/
  • Sunshine Coast Council does it’s best to maintain current information but things can change so always be aware that a trail may not be as listed in this guide, and report and issues via our feedback link.

Maintenance and Enquiries

SEQ Water

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SEQ Water via 07 3035 5500 or communications@seqwater.com.au

If you think something on the web site needs to change please let us know via: adventure@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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