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Conondale National Park: Booloumba Falls

Conondale National Park: Booloumba Falls
Kenilworth
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1.7km
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Walk to the beautiful clear Booloumba Falls, one of the highlights of the Conondale Range Great Walk.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers with some experience.

HIGHLIGHTS
By the time you reach the Booloumba Falls carpark (via 4WD or foot) you’re at 500m above sea level. Take a short but very beautiful Downhill walk to the falls, cascading past a rock pinnacle nicknamed the breadknife for its serrated razor formation. It’s probably the most impressive part of the Conondale Range Great Walk complete with a great lookout, bubbling brook and sublime swimming holes along the way.

And yes, you can walk there and back in one day too from the Booloumba Creek camping and day use area. It would be about 17 km for the round trip.

AFTERWARDS
There are numerous walks to be done in this area including the Strangler Cairn, Mount Allan Summit and the full 56 km Conondale Range Great Walk.

After your walk you can head to Mapleton township or Kenilworth, or even further afield to Imbil, Kandanga or Amamoor. In the latter there is a great place for Devonshire teas on the week-end – check out the blue and white teapot!

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Follow the M1 / Bruce Highway north, and take the Kenilworth exit. Follow the signs for Kenilworth, travelling along the Eumundi-Kenilworth Road for about 28km. Go through Kenilworth and continue toward Maleny. The turn-off to Booloumba Creek day-use and camping areas is on your right about 7.5 km, just after Little Yabba Creek Park. Follow this road for another 7 km and you will get to the Booloumba Creek Day area.

If you have a tough 4WD, it’s possible to drive right up to the Booloumba Falls carpark. The walk on the map starts from here, otherwise start from the Day Use Area.

NOTE: Queensland Parks advises: All park roads are gravel and at present suitable for high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles ONLY. Booloumba Creek Road includes three creek crossings. Many keen walkers park their cars on the side of the road before the first creek crossing and walk in.

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

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  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
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  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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Review Date: 28/11/2018

This is a wonderful walk for summer with a great swimming hole. The only downfall of this is the walk back to the car park is an incline and you're hot and sweaty by the time you get back to the car. Would definitely recommend though.

Reviewed By: Nicole

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