Cronan Creek Track

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From Yellow Pinch car park, a pleasant walk along the fire trail leads you past the base of South Ridge into cool green rainforest. (Note: the climb up South Ridge is rugged and steep and for experienced walkers only).



walk is enjoyable....started from the Yellow Pinch car park,,,note its a dirt road for about 10 mins before you arrive....the walk starts with a fairly steep incline for about 600 metres and then flattens out to an easy walk..the creek doesn't look much but the jewel is the swimming hole with the fall at the end....took me about 3 hours 20 mins return at a moderate pace....Boonah is a nice place for a bite to eat as well...

Greg Brady on 4 Jun, 2020

There is nothing past the falls, just a hill and a dead end, the target is the falls

Tyler Fraser on 28 Jul, 2019

Enjoyed this walk, got a good look at Mt Barney...on the to do list.
Lovely waterspot for a swim.

LadySim on 24 Nov, 2018

Great short walk, nice swimming hole at the end

Sally on 10 Nov, 2018

Great walk, lovely waterfall at the end. 3.5 hours return at a medium pace

Megan and Allan on 11 May, 2018

Decent 3-4 hour round trip walk with beautiful Secret Falls at the end. Thoroughly enjoyed the falls & swimming here & we had them all to ourselves. Saw a few people heading here on the way back, so the earlier the better. Better to do this one for warmer weather so you can cool off & have lunch at the falls. You may think you have gone too far & haven't reached the falls yet, but there is now a small sign on the left of the track once you hit them & you just work your way through about 5-10m of scrub to get to them.

Angie Nicole on 25 Apr, 2018

Decent walk, bit hard to locate the secret falls but they were absolutely stunning. Would love to go back in summer the water was icy

Ang on 25 Apr, 2018

I absolutely love this walk! I came to Mt Barney last year and did this walk and it was so rewarding with a magnificent waterfall and waterhole at the end, that I decided to come back and do it again. Plenty of wildlife, butterflies, wallabies, snakes, lace monitors and other reptiles. The walk is fairly easy, but long. It is not a very steep track, however in order to access the track itself, you need to go up the start of the Yellow Pinch Trail Lookout until you reach the gate, which is pretty steep. The track is very defined until the last 100m or so when you have to watch out for a cairn (rock stack). Do not go past the steep hill with the fallen tree or you will miss it! When you reach the cairn, you will have to go through the bush for about 100m and then you will come out at the stream then waterfall and waterhole. I would allow about 6-8 hours for this walk to get back to the Yellow Pinch carpark as we tend to spend about 2 hours at the waterfall and waterhole itself and it takes about 2-3 hours to walk to the waterfall from the carpark and vice versa. Overall this is one of my favourite walks and I would definitely recommend it!

Water...falls on 17 Jan, 2018

Good wildlife, wallabies, lace monitors, rainforest birds.
Rock hopping and creek crossing. Relatively easy walk but long and hot. You'll reach the first swimming hole which is lovely for a dip but keep going to get to the waterfall. Keep an eye out for the rock stack to indicate where to enter to get to the waterfall. Do not walk up the steep hill!

flashsam on 29 Jan, 2017

Lovely walk. Great swimming hole at the end.

oldcoastwalker on 4 Apr, 2016

This is a nice, relatively easy walk that leads you to some beautiful, cool and rainforesty spots with waterholes and creeks. Would have enjoyed it more if the track had been better signed - we got lost a number of times. Once you get to the Yellow Pinch carpark (right at the end of Upper Logan Road) follow the track that is signed for the South Ridge. The track splits after maybe a kilometre, maybe less. Take the pedestrian gate to the left (do not continue straight unless you want a tough uphill hike to see a beautiful view of the top of Mt Barney that doesn't lead you anywhere). Follow this fire trail through the grassland and through a gate with a cattle grate. Continue walking past the campsites signed 9 and 10, and where the track forks again, head left. The right fork is clearly signed toward the summit of Mount Barney, so don't go there. The left will continue to Cronan Creek. We stopped to get our feet wet in the beautiful light-blue water of the creek, and enjoyed seeing a couple of lace monitors, a snake, a vivid red king parrot, and of course, some kangaroos. Really beautiful, well worth a look as long as you know which turns to take.

mjorn_ on 18 Oct, 2015

Beautiful scenery. To spice it up you can rock hop until the waterfall

agms on 5 Jan, 2015

Walked along the fire trail crossing the creek several times have me a chance to test my new Gore-tex lined trail shoes... Yes they work Gore-tex truly is Did this walk in the morning and was back at camp for a lazy afternoon..

Walkinghawk on 13 Apr, 2012

Did this walk with walkinghawk. Was good to stretch the legs but didn't offer any challenges other than a few creek crossings and one large incline. Follows a fire trail to a dead end. I have heard that some waterfalls can be accessed, but the only one we could potentially get to was inaccessible. Maybe if we had a rope...

WorldWalker on 13 Apr, 2012


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