Kondalilla Falls Circuit

Kondalilla National Park

Kondalilla National Park is about 100 km north of Brisbane, near Montville, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The walk down to Kondalilla Falls is easy (for kids and the aged) with some rock stairs and a definite path. Great views of the rainforest valley from the natural rock pools at the top. You can swim in these pools but there are danger signs about diving into dark water which many thrillseekers foolishly ignore unfortunately.

Look for emergent bunya pines with their distinctive symmetrical dome shapes. Continue back up the escarpment to Picnic Creek circuit and back to the picnic area.

Getting there

Kondalilla National Park is about 100 km north of Brisbane, near Montville, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Take Kondalilla Falls Rd off Main Street heading north through Montville.

 

 

Route/Trail notes

The walk down to Kondalilla Falls is easy (for kids and the aged) with some rock stairs and a definite path. Great views of the rainforest valley from the natural rock pools at the top. You can swim in these pools but there are danger signs about diving into dark water which many thrillseekers foolishly ignore unfortunately.

Permits/Costs

Free

Other References

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/kondalila/index.html

Comments

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

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

Great walk with a nice cool swim at the end, you want to love stairs for this one

Stuart on 10 Apr, 2016

Great walk. Rock pool and waterfall to cool off afterward.

Danny Z. on 29 Feb, 2016

Nice walk - very cruisey. Swimming hole just gorgeous, but generally rather cold! Don't overthink, just jump in
- you'll soon get over the shock and enjoy it :)

CassLee on 8 Feb, 2016

Easy sealed walk. Nice waterhole at the end. The section leading to the waterfall lookout is currently closed due to rock slide (people are still going through though).

This is a very popular walk. The carpark was full.

Rob Nicholson on 16 Aug, 2015

Only wanted to do the Kondalilla falls part of this circuit, however found the bottom part of the falls is closed off at the moment (large rock fall). Turned out to be a very short walk (2km) across the top to the lookout; amazing view then down to the top waterfall and pool, then back up along the bottom path to the picnic area (30min. total). A perfect little walk for the family.

F.A.B (Ferguson.Adventure.Bunnies) on 19 Jul, 2015

Always a great walk! Great for Kids especially as long as they are into bushwalking. We ended up walking all the way to Flat Rock along the Great Walk track as the circuit is closed due to rockfall. I was extremely proud of Mr H (4) and Mr C(7) as this was their longest walk to date at 9kms round trip.

Rebecca on 18 Jul, 2015

Beautiful scenic route. The path to the big waterfall is close due to rock slides. Will highly recommend this to everyone.

Peare on 4 Jul, 2015

Excellent walk. There are a few different ways to see this beauty. Some easier than others. Overall though, no matter what way you see Kondalilla you'll be impressed.

Raerae on 25 Apr, 2015

Pleasant walk and refreshing swim

agms on 25 Apr, 2015

Fun walk we started at 4pm but I've never seen so many people on a trail! Very popular. I recommend walking clockwise to avoid a long zig-zag back up. There's a cave halfway up the waterfall to the left :)

Alice on 6 Apr, 2015

I've done this a few times, the upper track is breezy and the full loop is fun on the downhill but has a LOT of stairs coming back up.

SweetLorikeet on Apr, 2015

A perfect place to hike after rain, water is flowing but just be careful on slippery and muddy track/rocks.

Adventurous Jaye on 22 Aug, 2014

Did this walk , all the way down to bottom of waterfall after a few days of rain , just awesome to see and hear the waterfall at it's best !

Adventurous Jaye on 13 Apr, 2014

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