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Mapleton Falls National Park: Wompoo Circuit

Mapleton
1.9km
Trail type
Skill Level
Length
Circuit

NOTE: This adventure is in Mapleton Falls National Park for current Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service parks information, maps and essential park alerts click here

Walk the 1.3 km circuit with spectacular views of waterfalls and the rainforest. Listen for the Wompoo Dove calling from its treetop feeding sites.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers of all ages– it’s mostly an easy grade.

HIGHLIGHTS
Mapleton Falls National Park is a breath of fresh air with the Wompoo Circuit showing you the best of it. Part of the Wompoo Circuit covers a small section of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

Named after the native Wompoo fruit dove, you may hear its haunting call while walking this circuit. But firstly, let yourself be wowed by the awesome Mapleton Falls lookout, right by the carpark and hovering 150m above the valley floor. It’s a vertigo inspiring viewing platform next to pencil creeks that drop into the abyss.Closeby is the start of the Wompoo walk, winding through Piccabeen Palm forest, tall riparian rainforest and dense eucalypt woodland. There’s another small lookout on the way but no views of the actual falls, and not a lot of elevation change.

This is a highly accessible and attractive section of Sunshine Coasts Great Walk... what are you waiting for!

AFTERWARDS
For a slight longer walk take the path to Daymar Road that you’ll come across about halfway round the Wompoo Circuit. Continue on this road a few hundred metres and you will get to Delicia Road, turn right and just down this road you will come to the Linda Garrett Reserve on your left. This is another beautiful short loop through diverse vegetation.

When you finish your walk you are close to Mapleton and all that it has to offer. There’s also a duckpond and forest loop walk that you can do in town.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Head west on Obi Obi Road from Mapleton. Approximately 4 km from Mapleton turn right onto Mapleton Falls Road. There is a car park at the end of this road and a superb lookout next to a car park.

To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point as it’s a small circular route.

Walk the 1.3 km circuit with spectacular views of waterfalls and the rainforest. Listen for the Wompoo Dove calling from its treetop feeding sites.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers of all ages– it’s mostly an easy grade.

HIGHLIGHTS
Mapleton Falls National Park is a breath of fresh air with the Wompoo Circuit showing you the best of it. Part of the Wompoo Circuit covers a small section of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

Named after the native Wompoo fruit dove, you may hear its haunting call while walking this circuit. But firstly, let yourself be wowed by the awesome Mapleton Falls lookout, right by the carpark and hovering 150m above the valley floor. It’s a vertigo inspiring viewing platform next to pencil creeks that drop into the abyss.Closeby is the start of the Wompoo walk, winding through Piccabeen Palm forest, tall riparian rainforest and dense eucalypt woodland. There’s another small lookout on the way but no views of the actual falls, and not a lot of elevation change.

This is a highly accessible and attractive section of Sunshine Coasts Great Walk... what are you waiting for!

AFTERWARDS
For a slight longer walk take the path to Daymar Road that you’ll come across about halfway round the Wompoo Circuit. Continue on this road a few hundred metres and you will get to Delicia Road, turn right and just down this road you will come to the Linda Garrett Reserve on your left. This is another beautiful short loop through diverse vegetation.

When you finish your walk you are close to Mapleton and all that it has to offer. There’s also a duckpond and forest loop walk that you can do in town.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Head west on Obi Obi Road from Mapleton. Approximately 4 km from Mapleton turn right onto Mapleton Falls Road. There is a car park at the end of this road and a superb lookout next to a car park.

To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point as it’s a small circular route.

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
  • Picnic table on site
  • Toilets on site
  • Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited
Map
Reviews

Review Date: 13/06/2019

Spectacular views from both look outs. Nice circular walk. Steps to the trial made it a little difficult for the hubby

Reviewed By: Theresa

Review Date: 06/05/2019

Great walk if you have little kids. Fantastic views.

Reviewed By: Mark

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

Qld Parks and Wildlife Service

National Parks, Conservation Parks and some State Forests are managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Contact details are: https://www.des.qld.gov.au/contactus/

For current information on trail conditions and alerts go to https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/#sunshinecoast

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

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