Booloumba Falls

Conondale National Park
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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

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Swimming
4WD Required
No Dogs Permitted
Horses Permitted
Cycling Permitted
Rainforest
Eucalypt Forest
510m
Maximum Elevation
85m
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Kenilworth travel south on the Maleny Kenilworth Road for 7km before turning right onto Booloumba Creek Road. Travel a further 5km along this road to the entrance of the park. From here on in, you need a High Clearances 4WD to make two creek crossings and to travel the 10km to the Fall's parking area.

Maps:

Conondale National Park Map

Route/Trail notes:

From the parking area, follow the well worn track down to the falls and back.

Permits/Costs:

None. There are various camping options within the park, that require you to buy a permit. See:

Conondale NP Camping

Other References/Comments:

Just a tip, if you go for a swim, check for leaches when you get dressed again.

Conondale National Park

Comments

Highly recommend, very beautiful spot with amazing views and a great water hole to swim in. Entrance says 4x4 only however we managed fine in our Subaru Forester. As long as you have some clearance you'll be fine, there's just a couple of small river crossings to pass which were fine when we went however my be harder after bigger rains.

MELG on 21 Jun, 2020

Short but great swimming spot

Ben Knight on 5 Sep, 2018

Quite a nice walk. It largely follows the creek. A nice view of the falls at the end of the track... There’s a bit dirt road you’ll need to drive to get there

David S on 11 Feb, 2018

Camped at Kenilworth Homestead, this was an easy walk and a fun drive for the kids on a Sunday morning. Bit cold at this time of year for a swim!

F.A.B. on 24 Sep, 2017

Love this section of Conondale NP! Make sure you continue to rock hop down the creek at the end of the walk, many pretty waterfalls to see. (Best to visit after a good rain - can get really dry).

courtlalala on 13 Apr, 2017

An easy walk with a wonderful swimming hole at the falls.

Mim & Pop on 10 Apr, 2016

Nice little waterfall. Great for a swim

Pardo on 10 Mar, 2015

Part of my hike commenced from Charlie Moregound over Mt Allan , down to Bolumba Creek , did the few walks there and returned the same way. Made for a nice long day of hiking :-)

J on 31 May, 2014

Did it for my birthday, had a picnic lunch at the day use area, you can swim there too.
Lovely clear water on a river gravel bed, very shady amongst all the trees.
Easy drive up to the parking area for the walk to the falls.

Did it with my girl and the 3 kids, 11, 13 & 15 and they all jumped in to the very cool water at the pool.

drewmac on 5 Feb, 2012

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