Baxter Falls - Northern Approach

Kondalilla National Park

This walk leads through open eucalypt forest, dropping almost 300m down to the suspension bridge across Baxter Creek and the Falls to your left. The water falls into a 'bowl', before cascading into the bottom of the creek. Access to the 'bowl' is thought to be by bush bash to the left, but was not tracked.

Waterfalls
Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
425m
Maximum Elevation
241m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Head to Mapleton on the Blackhall Range and in the centre of town turn down Obi Obi Road and then left into Suses Pocket Road. There is no access into Suses Pocket Road, an no car parking provided.

Maps:

Baxter Falls

Route/Trail notes:

Walk down Suses Pocket Road, go through the gate and follow the tarmac road down for 200m before turning left onto the signposted track for the Great Walk. This well defined track then zigzags down the slope towards the creek, with plenty of steps to negotiate. At the bottom you can cross the metal bridge and then turn left along the creek to the falls, or turn left along the creek before the bridge.

Permits/Costs:

None

Other References:

This walk forms part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk (58km) and you can continue a further 3.4km (Medium) to reach Flaxton Mill Road car park. See 'Baxter Creek Falls - Southern Approach'.

 

Comments

Loved this walk. Love the waterfall and bridge. Path bit muddy from all the rain but not a difficult track. Zigzags all the way down. Keep an eye out for red mushrooms. Park up the road and walk to Suses Rd. Would do again when less water flowing to be able to explore more around the river.

Linda on 22 Apr, 2019

We had done this walk after heavy rainfall so was muddy in some sections heaps of water flowing from waterfall the suspension bridge is a cool feature did this with my 8yr old son

Shara on 21 Apr, 2019

There is no parking here. This is part of the SSCH Great Walk, and it just happens to cross Obi Obi Road at this point. You cannot drive into Suses Pocket Road. So you need someone to drop you off at the intersection, or better start this walk at Mapleton Falls where there is plenty of car parking. But be warned, this section requires a good level of fitness, especially on the way back. It's all uphill and quite narrow with steep drop offs at times. Also, it can be very slippery after a bit of rain.

Wanderer on 12 Apr, 2019

I recommend only doing this walk if youre after the bushwalking. It was a lot of effort for this small waterfall and you can go to bigger and better ones with less effort. If youre after a swim.. Goodness knows whats in the water here. But at least at the closeby gardners falls and kondalilla falls, swimming is alot more popular there, maybe less gross things in the water? Or not. The walk back was tiring and felt like it took forever.. Just alot of uphill in the humidity. Alot of big rocks near the waterfall that are suitable to sit and eat on. I post photos of my hikes to instagram.com/spring_beans am based in the Sunshine Coast :)

Hannah MC on Feb, 2019

Park about a km away and walk into the park. A beautiful walk

Sharon Abbott on 26 May, 2018

It had been raining on the day and the days before so the track had muddy and slippery sections. The entry to the track is on the left of the sealed road about 150m down hill from the gate where we parked. The track itself wasn’t too bad despite the conditions. Was worth the walk.

David S on 25 Mar, 2018

Loved walking to the falls. The suspension bridge was great! Great place to have a picnic.

Marisa on 14 Dec, 2017

Absolutely stunning after heavy rain, thoroughly enjoyed this hike!

courtlalala on 10 Dec, 2017

Nice surprising lil find. Relatively easy walk.

J on 14 May, 2017

Our third 'falls walk' of the day and one where details were a little sketchy. However, it was well worth the trek to find this little haven on Baxter Creek. It is amusing that National Parks signpost this as Baxter Falls from the north and Baxter Creek Falls from the south!

F.A.B. on 19 Apr, 2017

I Completed this as part of the Blackall 100 Ultra marathon. I did south to North though.

Aussie Weekend Warrior on 21 Oct, 2016

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