Kondalilla Falls Circuit

Kondalilla National Park

Kondalilla Falls (80m) is one of the most spectacular and accessible falls on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The walk down to the falls is 'family friendly' with some rock stairs and a maintained path. Great views of the rainforest valley from the natural rock pools at the top. You can swim in the rock pools at both the top and bottom of the falls.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Head to Montville and 2km north of the town on the Mapleton Montville Road, turn left onto Kondalilla Falls Road, where there is a car park at the end. At weekends, this area becomes very, very busy and you will find yourself having to park in the adjacent residential streets.



Route/Trail notes:

The entire trail is well defined and maintained by National Parks. From the bottom of the picnic area just beyond the car park, join the figure of eight trail, which includes  the Picnic Creek Circuit (1.3km) and shared with the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk (58km). At the bottom of the Picnic Creek Circuit take the pathway steps (about 150) down to the rock pools at the top of the falls on your left. From there, cross the bridge and down the valley to the bottom of the falls and then back up the far side (another 150 steps) to rejoin the original trail and back to the picnic area.



Other References/Comments:

In the summer months, don't forget to take your swimmers.


After a week of decent rain the falls are flowing. Worthwhile to have a look in between showers.

J on 14 Oct, 2018

Great morning walk. So many bird sounds. Back to nature.

Andreas on 6 Oct, 2018

A spectacularly beautiful place!

Graemej on 4 Jul, 2018

Hard going for our kids (aged 6 and 8).
2 hours walk time.
Bottom of walk near waterfall slippery and muddy due to spray from falls.
Provided map of trail on site is very poor. Trail is well marked though.
Walk to the base of the falls not worth the effort. Visit the Rock pools and Falls lookout only if time restricted or with children.

Mark on 2 Jul, 2018

Always a great track, a bit muddy at the moment from all the rain but worth it to see the falls with so much water coming over them. Agree with others it is best to do this one anti-clockwise.

Rebecca on 24 Mar, 2018

easy beautiful walk. Bring swimmers for the rockpools!

Anni on 15 Nov, 2017

Lovely walk down the escarpment from the Kondalilla Pool to the base of the waterfall and then back up in a circuit.

Troy on Sep, 2017

Track gets quite busy.

kerfuffle on 25 Jun, 2017

Amazing! Love the different areas of this track and its varied vegetation. One of my all-time fave tracks!

AmyKT on Jun, 2017

Walked to the swimming hole and falls with husband and 3 sons aged 6-11. Easy walk with stunning views and lovely ledge to sit behind the falls.

Yasmin on 1 Apr, 2017

Did this walk over the week end, not hard but enough to get the blood pumping, it started to pour rain half way through and it made the walk even better. Such a beautiful place! Loved it and will be back.

Emily on 19 Mar, 2017

Amazing trek, beautiful rainforest. Challenging with all those steps and the uphill return to car park, but love this walk. Have had leeches every time we've been here so recommend taking salt.

Cassablanca on Mar, 2017

Great walk. Complete this walk anti clockwise unless you love stairs. Gets very busy at the weekend and not worth going unless after rain. Some great photo opportunities and awesome swimming. Be careful when jumping from the rocks. Check the deepness first. No diving!

Samuel Armstrong on 25 Feb, 2017

Absolutely awesome walk , loved it. Great photos.

Mick+Caity on 24 Jan, 2017

Such a beautiful trail to try out new Christmas boots and share our lunch with the mosquitos :) The falls were too crowded for a swim so must do this walk again outside of holiday season.

JodyandScott on 2 Jan, 2017

I completed this as part of the Blackall 100 Ultra Marathon

Aussie Weekend Warrior on 23 Oct, 2016

Easily accessible falls, great walk, plenty to see along the path. Unfortunately there hadn’t been enough rain to have a “fall” but it still was beautiful. Great views of the hinterland at many stages.

Kristy-Lee on 20 Oct, 2016

nice walk walk the little one, spotted a goanna!

andre on 18 Oct, 2016

Good walk

Teamsmith on 1 Oct, 2016

Nice walk especially in rain

Jin Kim on 16 Jul, 2016


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