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
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

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

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

Lovely walk, lovely falls, well maintained, worth the effort.
Probably on lower side of Medium grade walk. Ok for us 50 somethings!

Mark & Marina on 4 Aug, 2019

Gorgeous waterfall. Beautiful views.

Sames on 3 Aug, 2019

Moderate walk. Easy gradient to the pools with some stairs. Gradual slope down to the bottom. Steep step climb back up. . completed in 1.5hours with a stop at the bottom.

Adelaine Ingham on 5 Jun, 2019

Really enjoyed this walk, & will put it on my regular list 😃

Simone Burridge on 12 May, 2019

Great walk! Beautiful lookout points

Ena on 31 Mar, 2019

Nice little walk

Scott on 31 Mar, 2019

Nice easy walk down to the falls and back. Beautiful scenery. Not a great deal of fitness required.

Steve on 10 Mar, 2019

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