Mapleton Falls & Wompoo Circuit

Mapleton National Park

This walk winds through rainforest and eucalypt forest, whilst providing views of the 120m falls tumbling down the escarpment from Pencil Creek into Obi Obi Valley.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
425m
Maximum Elevation
62m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Head to Mapleton on the Blackall Range and in the centre of town turn down Obi Obi Road and then right into Mapleton Falls Road to the car park. All well signposted.

Maps:

https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/mapleton-falls/about.html

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, a 10m walk provides a raised platform to enjoy the view of the falls. From here, continue downhill along the track and across two creeks before the circular track begins. There are numerous interpretive signs and also a second viewing platform at Peregrine Lookout.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Commets:

This walk forms part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk (58km). Nearby Baxter Falls is a far more exciting and challenging area to visit.

 

Comments

Amazing views, easy walk, good track for families with kids

Alex on 23 Sep, 2018

Easy walk and spectacular lookout over Mapleton Falls. Would be especially impressive during the wet season :)

AmyKT on May, 2018

A magical wonderland

Aroha Williams on 7 Apr, 2018

Relatively easy walk. The view from the falls and the lookout are spectacular. It’s not the best marked track, Ended walking up towards Daymar road before deciding it was the wrong way, a deviation that added a 200-400m to the walk. There’s a couple of nice picnic spots with shelters.

David S on 24 Jan, 2018

magical mist in the morning rain.

Cherny on 30 Aug, 2017

Beautiful view to see the Sunshine Coast hinterlands - make sure to wear some good hiking boots.

bnotters on 13 May, 2017

This was the second of three 'falls walks' we completed today and in terms of waterfalls, is was very disappointing. All views are from the top of the falls and yes, you can see the water coming over the top of the falls, but that is about it. The walk around the Wompoo Circuit was far more interesting.

F.A.B. on 19 Apr, 2017

Part of this Circuit made up the 2016 Blackall 100 course.

Aussie Weekend Warrior on 22 Oct, 2016

An easy walk, a little steep at the start. Toilets and heaps of picnic tables here. The lookout from the car park is still closed. A nice view can be seen from the Peregine Lookout on the circuit (you can't see the falls from here though).

rob.bushman on 14 Feb, 2016

Agree with below comment. Lookout closed from landslide. Hopefully they fix the foundations as it was a bit disappointing to do the wompoo walk (which is a good walk), to not finish with a view of the falls. :( apart from lookout, track maintained well. Good for kids.

Sarah on 19 Apr, 2015

Short pleasant walk however there is no view of the falls from the Wompoo Circuit. The lookout to the Falls is currently closed due to a landslide at the foundations of the structure. I could not find any other way to view the Falls :( The top is densely covered.

Alice on 6 Apr, 2015

Quick and easy, lots of nice birdsong. It is however the only place in my whole life I've ever picked up a leech, so be extra vigilant if it's just rained.

SweetLorikeet on Mar, 2015

Easy nice walk , plenty of bird life ( will need good camera as they sit high up ) and great views to be admired

J on 16 Apr, 2014

Good views

NerdTrails on 13 Dec, 2013

Visiting my uncle who lives nearby, nice walk.

B_T on 2012

Completed as part of the Great Walk, started at Gheerulla Creek and finished at Kondalilla

Redback on Nov, 2010

A nice easy summer stroll for the whole family.

Laurence Hallam on 11 Dec, 2009

Basic walk. Good lookout.

Steven Pynor on 26 Jul, 2009

Nice easy walk. Great view over the valley. You can't really see the falls though.

Ian and Sue on 3 Mar, 2007

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