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Wappa Dam and Falls

Wappa Dam and Falls
Kiamba
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1.0km
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An incredibly beautiful open parkland and a short walk to the falls.

SUITABILITY
The parkland is suitable for the whole family. Heading to the falls - just take care in and around the falls - supervision is a must!

HIGHLIGHTS
On the banks of Wappa Dam is the incredibly pretty Jack Harrison Park (also known as Wappa Park). The park is filled with endless green open space, picnic tables, playground, amenities, large parking areas and lawns which stretch right down to the dam – perfect for lounging and soaking up the sun.
In Autumn, the park is filled with red maple leaves, and after some heavy rain, Wappa Dam will quickly become one of your favourite places to visit (just remember no swimming). Gates to the park close at 5:30pm.
From the park, follow a short walk through the bush to Wappa Falls. Whilst this is a popular swimming hole, we urge caution in the water and accessing the pool as the rocks can be slippery.
Alternatively, you can park at the falls (limited), which is only a very short walk from the car park.

AFTERWARDS
Cooloolabin Dam is close by with walks to explore (and is often quieter than Wappa Falls.) The closest town for coffee and snacks is Yandina where there is casual and fine dining on offer.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Take the Yandina exit off the M1 and head west through the roundabout. At the next roundabout turn left into Fleming Street. At a 4-way intersection turn left into Farrell Street. Follow this road over the South Maroochy River and take the third turnoff on your right into Wappa Falls Road. The falls are approximately 5 km along this road. The walk starts in Wappa Park.

To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point.

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Review Date: 30/09/2020

Summer is almost upon us! Pack a picnic for an adventurous family day trip to Wappa Falls and Jack Harrison Park on Wappa Dam. With picnicking, BBQ facilities, toilets (with disabled access), children’s playground, walking and bird-watching at Jack Harrison Park and wild water swimming at the Falls, there is heaps to keep everybody in the family happy and busy. Please note NO dogs. For more information and photos, please follow the following link: https://www.weekendnotes.com/day-tripping-wappa-falls-jack-harrison-park/

Reviewed By: Elaine

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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.

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