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Conondale National Park: Booloumba Creek to Mount Allan Walk

Conondale National Park: Booloumba Creek to Mount Allan Walk
Kenilworth
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6.0km
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Enjoy the rewards and mountainous views that come from this remote summit.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers with some experience.

HIGHLIGHTS
From the Booloumba Creek day use area it is a steep and taxing climb for 5 km and a few hours to the Mount Allan summit. Here you’ll find a 9.6 m fire tower at the top of Mount Allan, where you can get up a few more steps for fantastic views of the ranges which rise even further to the west, and the Mary Valley far below to the east.

Along this walk you experience the transition between dense rainforest and dry eucalypt woodland. Allow plenty of time to make the return journey. And bring a warm layer to wear.

AFTERWARDS
Relax in the day use area, cool your feet in the creek, after all you’ve earned it. Then, if you are still feeling perky, there are numerous walks to be done in this area including the Booloumba Falls, the Strangler Cairn and the full 56 km Conondale Range Great Walk.

After your walk you can head to into Kenilworth or Eumundi for some refreshments – there are plenty of options available. The Eumundi pub does surprisingly great salads.

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-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. This walk starts from the day-use area.

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

This is a challenging walk with steep inclines. Found that the view from the top wasn't very satisfying and not worth the 5km trek. Very good walk for fitness though.

Reviewed By: Nicole

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