This walk is part of the Conondale Great Walk and follows Booloomba Creek. You walk through subtropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest. There is abundant birdlife along the path as well as goannas and skinks. The cascades is a great place to have a swim after the long walk to get there. You can also take a couple of side tracks along the way to the Strangler Cairn and the gold mine.
Booloumba creek day use area to Wongai Walkers camp
This 2 dayer is part of the Conondale 4 day hike. Its a great weekender hike. Starting from the Booloumba Creek day use area You take the first leg of the 4 Day hike up past the Artist Cascades then onto Booloumba Falls and then the Wongai walkers camp. Maps state that its 11km, but the GPS marked it out at 12.1km. Next day is just a case of returning back the way you came. And best of all its most down hill for the return trip.
A small area of bushland in suburbia, near the hospital - very popular in summer for the lovely swimming hole at the bottom of the waterfall which is part of Tuckers Creek. Picnic tables and BBQs available. The trail is a short loop with the watrrhole at the bottom. Take care of children at the top of the falls - the area is not cordoned off.
Coonowrin Circut (almost)
This track ALMOST makes it around the entire Coonowrin Circut, infact it is only a matter of 385mts that is blocked off by a gate and heaps of Private Property signs.
Ewan Maddock Dam. Tallow-wood walk
The first part of this walk follows the edge of the lake while the second half moves away from the water's edge. You will see a mixture of Rough, Scribbly and Paperbark trees. There are also lots of birds. The path is generally shady and can be muddy after rain. Parts of it are also used by bike and horse riders. There are quite a few side tracks, though some of these get quite muddy as they get close to the water.
Ewen Maddock Dam
This is a great family walk. The No.1 track is a 5km one way track. So thats 10km return. Each kilometer is marked up to 5km, so you can turn around at anytime to make this walk as long as you wish. You also have the chance to come back via one of the smaller tracks on your return leg. Just keep an eye out for horses and bicycle riders as it is a shared track.
Short stroll along a section of the Obi Obi creek to a couple of small waterfalls and swimming hole.
Gheerulla Valley circuit
A pleasant day walk in the spectacular Gheerulla Valley
A short walk through coastal Heath. Follow the bitumen track until it takes a sharp right hand turn and stops at the lake. At the turn, instead of taking the bitumen track right to the end proceed straight ahead following the sand track which takes you through the Coastal Heath. At the end of the track you can follow the signs for an extra 300m to arrive at the beach near the inlet to Currimundi Lake.
Kondalilla - Kondalilla Falls circuit
Follow the Picnic Creek circuit down the escarpment, past rock pools and a lookout with views of Kondalilla Falls. Walk through rainforest to the base of the waterfall and continue back up the ridge. Look for emergent bunya pines with their distinctive symmetrical dome shapes. Continue back up the escarpment to Picnic Creek circuit and back to the picnic area.
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