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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Features

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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

Accommodation

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Camping

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Contact details

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Very Easy
500 m return
30 mins

Fig tree walk, near Kenilworth.

Short walk along a boardwalk, lots of fig trees and wildlife.

Easy
5.2 km
2.5 hrs

Gold mine walk Booloumba Creek Kenilworth

This 5.2klm walk is a pleasant and easy walk, with slight inclines and easy walking. It runs along side Booloumba Creek and wides its way up to the gold mine.

Medium
11 km
4 hrs

Mt Allan Fire Tower - Booloumba Creek trail

There`s 2 ways to do the Mt Allan Fire Tower. 1 from the Charlie Moreland camp area and this one from the Booloumba Creek side. It an 11km return hike, and the going is basically up hill all the way to the tower, however its a zig-zag trail so it doesn't go straight up. Once at the top, you can climb the tower for some spectacular views of the region.

Hard
8.8 km return
2 hrs

Mt Allan from Charlie Moreland Camp Ground

When you arrive at Charlie Moreland Camping ground in Imbil State Forest , go to visitor information then look to your left , there is a camp ground walk past that to find a gate and a sign stating Mt Allan hike trail 8.8km return
This is a steady continues incline that will lead you right up to Mt Allan firetower. This is a wide track used for fire trucks and Qld Parks to get up to the fire tower. Enjoy the amazing wide open space views of mainly a pine forest area.

Medium
6.5 km return
2.5 hrs

Strangler Cairn

The strangler Cairn was made by world renounced artist Andy Goldsworthy. It is composed of granite blocks shaped together with a strangler fig planted in the top. Over time the roots of the fig should grow down over the cairn. The walk is consists of a short side track off the Conondale Great Walk which is between the gold mine track and the Artists Cascades. The main track is through sub-tropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest.

Medium
24.63 km return
7.75 hrs

Sunday Creek Fire Tower site and environs

A lovely walk through pristine forest and patches of rainforest passing over old bridges.