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Mapleton Lilly Ponds and National Park Forest Loop

Mapleton Lilly Ponds and National Park Forest Loop
Gheerulla
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0.4km
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A serene park and pond full of water lilies in the centre of town.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for all ages and families.

HIGHLIGHTS
This parkland has a country feel, located in the heart of Mapleton. The lilyponds and surrounding landscape offer a tranquil experience, with beautiful gardens and natural shade. The lily ponds are circled by a short-paved walking path, perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll. The extensive parkland includes wide open spaces, seating areas, a gazebo, barbecue facilities, outdoor gym equipment and a playground. The parkland also houses the Mapleton Skate Park, incorporating a balanced mix of ramp and street elements, which is ideal for beginners and intermediates. With some much space and facilities on offer, this is an ideal place for the next family catch up!

AFTERWARDS
Take a short stroll into town and enjoy this quaint hinterland village, or for adventure lovers, there are many walks to enjoy in this area including Piccabeen Circuit (6.7km) and the Kureelpa Falls Circuit (8.5km) at the nearby Mapleton Day Use Area.
While you're in the region admiring parks and ponds, pop by the Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World, three hectares of beautiful, privately-owned gardens, with Glass House Mountains and coastal views and a café.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Head to Mapleton at the northern end of the Blackall range, accessible via the Nambour Mapleton Road or the Montville Mapleton Road.
From Mapleton township take the Obi Obi Road and turn right into Delicia Road and then turn right almost straight away into the Mapleton Lilyponds drive and carpark.
To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point.

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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for mountain bikingSuitable for mountain biking
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  • Icon showing this activity has drinking water availableDrinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity has a barbeque on siteBarbeque on site
  • Icon showing this activity has a picnic table on sitePicnic table on site
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  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
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  • Suitable for walking Suitable for walking black lines Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for mountain biking Suitable for mountain biking Suitable for mountain biking
  • No drinking water available No drinking water available No drinking water available
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  • Picnic table on site Picnic table on site Picnic table on site
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  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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Review Date: 14/11/2018

This is great beginners mountain bike trail. Easy sections along the road and some good off-road sections in the National Park with downhill runs to the creek crossings. Cafes and shops in Mapleton are a good reward at the end!

Reviewed By: Michael

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

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