Booloumba Creek to Mount Allan

Conondale National Park

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.

Getting there

From Maleny, follow tourist route 22 for 30 odd kilometres and turn left onto Booloumba Creek road. Eventually the road turns gravel. There's a few creek crossings which may only be accessible to high clearance 4wds. We had to park a at a cattle grid and walk an extra kilometre to the start of the walk, which starts at Booloumba Creek day use area number 2, the second one along the gravel road, after 3 creek crossings. The start of the walk is on the right, near a bunch of posters about the Great Walk.

Maps

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

Route/Trail notes

From the signs talking about the Great Walk, head up the stairs and follow the signs to the Mt Allan fire trail. It's a very well signed and defined path, so just follow it and the signs all the way. 700 metres from the top there is a small post at a fork in the road. Follow the fork up to the right and head to the fire tower at the top of the mountain. At the top, you can walk up the stairs to the 9 metre tower. Return in the same direction, or check out some of the other walks in the area.

Permits/Costs

Only if camping. You need to prebook at the Kenilworth DERM office just up the road.

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

Comments

This is a duplicated hike !( same as the Mt Allan-Booloumba Creek walk }

J on 20 May, 2017

Easy to Mt Allan. We tried to continue on back to Charlie Moreland but the track did not appear to be sign posted so we returned to Booloumba Ck. Will try the Charlie Moreland to Mt Allan next.

HughW on 18 Feb, 2016

Cloudy and humid day, but still a reasonably good view from the top of the tower. The water was higher than normal, so we had to park outside the park and walk down the 4wd track, getting wet a few times. Returned via the extra trail to day use area #1 where the creek crossing was well under water. Our feet spent most of the day wet and there were quite a few leeches, but still a good walk to the tower which really got the heart rate pumping with it's constant uphill.

Allan Allport on 29 Oct, 2011

Did the walk twice in a couple of weeks, first time with about 20 children on our school camp aged between 10 and 13.
Quite a hot day, so some of the children struggled with the climb and most drank all their water by half way up.
Second time was with my 11 year old daughter and 2 of her friends. Cooler day and found it much easier going.
Worthwhile having a swim in the waterhole afterwards.

Phill Driver on Oct, 2011

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