Kondalilla Falls Circuit

Kondalilla National Park
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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.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Swimming
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Rainforest
412m
Maximum Elevation
238m
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.

Maps:

Kondalilla Falls

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.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

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

Comments

Planned on just doing this circuit as i had been to the swimming spot before. Amazing what people miss seeing when they just stop at the rockpool. Definately head to the right down the stairs towards the look out first (if u go clockwise the steps will be painful!!!

Decided to head out to flatrock (aprox 3km extra each way) if you have the time and stamina it's really worth it for some of the views, bird sounds, massive butterflies and even saw a land mullet. Next step is to try make it to Baroon lookout.

CM Betelgeuse on 3 Nov, 2020

Planned on just doing this circuit as i had been to the swimming spot before. Amazing what people miss seeing when they just stop at the rockpool. Definately head to the right down the stairs towards the look out first (if u go clockwise the steps will be painful!!!

Decided to head out to flatrock (aprox 3km extra each way) if you have the time and stamina it's really worth it for some of the views, bird sounds, massive butterflies and even saw a land mullet. Next step is to try make it to Baroon lookout.

CM Betelgeuse on 3 Nov, 2020

Wasn’t as hard as you all made out,

Kev R on 8 Aug, 2020

Lovely walk even though it was raining...

Here is a video of the day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7PN8I4u_0M

Macdonald Nature Photography on 30 Jul, 2020

Lovely walk - fairly steep walk down to the bottom of the waterfall, but easy enough.
Perfect temperature the whole way, and stunning views

MandaPanda on 30 Jul, 2020

Great track.

Archie on 26 Jul, 2020

Lovely walk, couple of roots and stones, lot of steps

Jeffrey Nuttall on 3 Jul, 2020

A very pleasant walk. Can be a bit slippery at places after rain. Allow plenty of time for photos.

Jazzy on 1 Jul, 2020

We did it again. The circuit is easy and very pleasurable. The temperature was cool bit the sun was warming us up. We had a swim in the rock pop and it was freezing but fun. You will be surrounded by the rain forest lovely landscape and a lot of moss around. O personally enjoyed it and l thank my partner Dion for taking me there again ❤️

Daniela Paroletti on 22 Jun, 2020

Good short walk

Leigh on 18 Jun, 2020

Loved this walk. My wobbly unfit legs were tested but a (chilly) swim at the rock pool near the top fixed me right up. Loved clambering over the rocks at the base of the Falls!

Scrase on 13 Jun, 2020

Beautiful especially after rain

Ivy on 9 Jun, 2020

Very nice walk. The entrance has a beautiful picnic spot under the trees.

Ro on 3 Jun, 2020

Great walk, you can stop at the rock pool at the top OR make the trek to the bottom of the valley and do a full loop which is wonderful. Watch out for leeches.

Mel Morrison on 23 May, 2020

Nice and easy walk. Great area for picnics at the start.

K8 on 17 May, 2020

Perfect walk. Well signposted. Took some great photos at the picnic rock pool. The falls were not that sensational as the water was minimal touring over the falls. Great walk

Graeme "Watto" on 5 May, 2020

Beautiful track with nice swim near the end.

Rod Hewins on 22 Mar, 2020

Beautiful walk, started raining on our way back so parts were a little slippery but still a nice and easy one.

aj1658 on Jan, 2020

Easy walk would be better to go after some rain as the waterfalls didnt have much going on but the view from the lookout made it worth it

Korina Meagher on 15 Nov, 2019

Easy to do and very popular. Kids do this in bare feet. Parking sucks so maybe go early to avoid crowds

Kimberly Oberlin on 23 Sep, 2019

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