Baxter Creek Falls - Southern Approach

Kondalilla National Park

From Flaxton Mill Road car park the walk leads through open eucalypt forest, past rocky outcrops and down hill to Baxter Creek with its beautiful waterfall. Follow signs to Mapleton Falls. Turn around at the Baxter Creek suspension bridge and return to your car along the same walking track. This walk requires a reasonable level of fitness as the uphill return walk is quite steep in places.

Waterfalls
Bird Watching
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest

Getting there:

Best to start from Flaxton Mill Road as ample car parking

Maps:

http://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-sunshine-coast/pdf/mapleton-falls-map.pdf

Route/Trail notes:

It is class 4 track , starts off failr easy and nice rainforest type environment. Walk past the Flaxton walkers Camp, then follow track around the hill a bit before going down a narrow track . Not really steep in my view but for others it could well be a bit steep at times.

Keep heading down to the creek and falls AND the suspension bridge.

Going up is where you will notice the gradiant  (for some) . Don't let this scare you off, just take your own time and enjoy this hike. 

Permits/Costs

None

Other References

Just Google Baxter Creek , some info to be found online. This walk forms part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk (58km) and you can continue a further 1.6km (Medium) to reach Suses Pocket Road. See 'Baxter Creek Falls - Northern Approach'.


Comments

The walk to the falls from the Flaxton walkers camp was not the most visually enjoyable but the falls more than made up for it.

Mark on 13 Aug, 2017

I started the walk at the other end from Suses Pocket Road. Note: there is no parking at this location and this road is designated as for residents only.

kerfuffle on 2 Jul, 2017

This part of the Sunshine Coast Great walk was really enjoyable. It's only the last 400m of the walk that is really steep. Mind you a large part of the walk does descend until you reach the waterfall. The toilet is at the Flaxton Walkers Camp. The walk is well sign posted though there aren't many signs for this particular waterfall. If you follow the signs to Mapleton falls you can't miss it.

Ian and Sue on 24 Jun, 2017

Nice Sunday morning hike. Fresh and rather wet after the steady showers we've had but that's the time to explore waterfalls. Bit slippery on track and rocks at creek so be careful.

J on 14 May, 2017

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