Conondale National Park

Summary

With magnificent forests, deep gorges and spectacular views, this park offers walking tracks, scenic drives and grassy camp sites near rainforests and mountain streams. The popular Booloumba Creek camping areas are now part of Conondale National Park.

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History

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Access

About 130 km north of Brisbane, inland from the Sunshine Coast

Maps

http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/conondale/pdf/conondalenp-imbilsf-map.pdf

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Medium
5.3 km one-way
2 hrs

Artists Cascades

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.

Easy
1 km return
90 mins

Booloumba Creek (day use area)

Went here after work one day with my wife, it was so relaxing to just walk in the creek and spend some quality time away from the coast.

Medium
24 km
2 days

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.

Easy
5 km return
2.5 hrs

Booloumba Creek to Gold mine

Great bush walk.

Medium
11 km
3.5 hrs

Booloumba Creek to Mount Allan

A nice walk through changing forests to an old forestry fire tower with 360 degree views over the area. You are allowed to climb and enter the fire tower which can make a great spot for lunch or to escape any weather.

Easy
1.5 km return
1 hr

Booloumba Falls

Walk through tall open forest and discover this scenic creek's cascades, waterfalls and rock pools. At the junction of Peters and Booloumba creeks view The Breadknife rock formation. Swim in the pool at the base of the falls; wow! beautiful cool mountain water on a hot summers day

Medium
22.3 km return
4 hrs

Booloumba to Summer Falls & Return

Start at the Booloumba Day use area and take the Great Walk trail to the north west. I went to the old lookout...good view however cloudy and light rain. Great day hike well signed.

Medium
22 km return
5 hrs

Charlie Moreland to Summer Falls

Nice relatively easy straightforward hike from Charlie Moreland Campground over Mt Allan to Summer Falls and/or Summer Falls Walkers Camp.
For those who do not have a 4wd in getting to Bolumba , this makes a nice day hike , or you could even camp there for a night of peace and quite.

Medium
56 km return
4 days

Conondale Great Walk

Ancient rainforest, cascading waterfalls, crystal clear creeks, tall open forest, and expansive views.

Medium
29 km one-way
6 hrs

Conondale Great Walk Southern Cct

The walk traverses the Bundaroo and Booloumba Creeks Catchments, mostly following the Connondale Great Walk but utilises cross tracks to truncate the walk.. The lowest point on the walk is the Bundaroo Creek Crossing