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Gardners Falls

Gardners Falls
Maleny
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0.2km
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A series of rockpools to enjoy and escape the heat of summer.

SUITABILITY
With only a short flat walk to the falls, this is a great destination for all ages.

HIGHLIGHTS
Take a short, level walk downstream to Gardners Falls, the ideal place for a freshwater swim for the whole family. Along the way are smaller shallower freshwater pools, ideal for littlies or those wanting to soak their feet in the cool stream! The cool refreshing water is bounded by grassy banks and native forest.
Gardners Falls is also a popular picnic spot, with picnic tables and amenities next to the car park. This is one location you simply must visit.
The falls are also a popular place for nature lovers and photographers.
The best time to visit the falls is after rainfall but be careful as the rocks can be slippery. Beware it is a very popular and busy location in summertime.

AFTERWARDS
Take a short trip to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, one of the most spectacular vantage points for the Glass House Mountains. Here you can access rainforest walks through the discovery centre by gold coin donation, enjoy a picnic on the open grass, or relax and enjoy a meal at the café!


HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Gardners Falls are located at the end of Obi Lane South, just past Spicers Tamarind Retreat.
Travelling west on the Landsborough Maleny Road, Obi Lane South is about 1km on your right past the Maleny-Montville Road T-intersection. There is a sealed car park at the beginning of the falls.
To the end point: The end point being the same as your starting point (car park).


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  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
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  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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Review Date: 16/05/2019

Absolutely fabulous adventure for the whole family; even little toddler legs! A nice flat walk to the waterfall. We saw tadpoles and froglets and watched the rapids. Only shame was seeing a bit of graffiti on the sign! Beautiful

Reviewed By: Jessica

Review Date: 18/04/2019

Nice easy walk, limited parking. Various swimming holes to suit a daredevil to young kids.

Reviewed By: Jasmine

Review Date: 15/04/2019

What a cracker of a morning this was! The trail was clean and easy to walk (with my 10 and 4 year old). The rapids on the creek provided endless fun and adventure for the kids. The main waterfall was pumping! Beautiful, clean, easy to walk. Serenity! 👍

Reviewed By: Kirsty

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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.

Sunshine Coast Council

For any issues with this experience please contact:

Sunshine Coast Council via 07 5475 7272 or via e-mail: adventure@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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