Artists Cascades

Conondale National Park

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.

Getting there

From Steve Irwin Way take the Landsborough road to Maleny.  Follow the signs to Kenilworth.  You will go through town of Conondale.  The road to Booloomba Creek is a further 13km down the road on the left. Access to Booloomba Creek is by high clearance 4WD only.  There are a couple of creek crossings which could be dangerous for conventional vehicles.  


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Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!


There is no cost to walk, but there is a cost to camp within the national park.  Camp sites must be pre-booked.  Details and bookings can be made at

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One of the best walk around Brisbane. Hands down. on 28 Apr, 2019

Camping with Ben & Evie

Pat on 9 Mar, 2019

We started our walk from camp site 1 which added 1.1km onto the walk but the walk is a lot longer than what we read on here, my Fitbit clocked that it was 8.4km to the Artists Cascades. The path was very narrow in places with a deep drop off that could be very dangerous in wet weather. I wouldn't say we are the fittest of people so it took us about 5hrs return, the path was steep in placed which was a bit slippery with leaf litter. There is a sign that advises only experienced walker to do a section of the path closer to the cascades. We saw lots of wild life: goannas, wallabies and lots of birds. Over all it was a great walk!

Marisa on 27 Jul, 2017

I love this walk, beautiful area and perfect swimming holes

Pumpkin Peta on Feb, 2017

Nice easy walk with beautiful spots on the creek.

Sue C on Aug, 2016

Awesome walk. Saw 3 seperate species of snake over the return trip. Loved it.

Tonks on 15 May, 2016

Awesome walk, took right on 4 hours return and we did the gold mine and the giant Easter egg thing. Had a great swim at the falls.

Left the walk till around 1300 and that was silly got out of the walk at dark. Must leave more time next time as the swim was awesome.

Stuart on 26 Mar, 2016

Simple and enjoyable

Ted n Jo on 17 Jan, 2016

This is a great day walk to do. Four middle aged walkers did it in six hours return, having time for breaks and cuppa on the rocks at the cascades. Worth doing.
Mim & Pop

Mim & Pop on 7 Jun, 2015

The Cascades was worth the walk. The water was cool and refreshing after a hot walk to get there. On our way back we saw nature at its harshest when we came upon a Python halfway devouring a large possum. Plenty of birds and a couple of snakes.

Bretto64 on 8 Feb, 2015

We saw so many birds on this walk. We couldn't identify them all, but we did see a flock of black cockatoos, three whip birds, some yellow robins and we think we saw a wompoo fruit dove, though it flew away very quickly. The cascades are lovely.

Ian and Sue on 20 Oct, 2014

Part of a great long day hike commenced at Charlie Moreground car park, hiked over Mt Allan and did the walks / sights on the Bolumba side to then hike back over Mt Allan to Charlie Moreground car park ( no 4WD , could not access it any other way ) :-)

J on 31 May, 2014


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