Baroon Lookout

Kondalilla National Park
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A great family walk up the side of the gorge to the lookout out across Obi Obi Creek as it heads north from the Baroon Dam and into the Blackall Range to join the Mary River.

Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
318m
Maximum Elevation
59m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Head for Montville and turn into Western Avenue (signposted) and then turn left into Narrows Road down to the dam. The car park is on the right just before the dam, which is also the start of the 58km Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

Maps:

Baroon lookout .

Route/Trail notes:

Signposted from the information board in the car park, follow the track as is meanders uphill over various creek walkways all the way to the lookout and back. The side option are a short walk off the main track to the Narrows Lookout and the Stairs. Be aware that the Stairs is just that, 80 down and 80 back up, but this does take you right down to Obi Obi Creek, with the option of a little rock hopping along the creek bed.

Permits/Costs

None.

Other References

The day use area on the other side of the road is a great place for a picnic following a morning's walk.

 

Comments

Scenic but busy on a holiday weekend.

Wanderlust on 2 Apr, 2021

Completed this as part of the a Great Walk. Day one was a very beautiful walk through rainforest with the falls in full flow thanks to recent rain.

Bobbe on 21 Jan, 2021

A very picturesque walk, 16km return from the Kondalilla picnic grounds. Views of the Obi Obi valley and Lake Baroon.

Steve on 15 Jul, 2020

A very picturesque walk, 16km return from the Kondalilla picnic grounds. Views of the Obi Obi valley and Lake Baroon.

Steve on 15 Jul, 2020

Great walk, well maintained and signed, stunning views. Obi Obi creek was magical, well worth the detour.

vcp on 18 Jun, 2020

nice walk -- about 1 hour 10 minutes return at a moderate pace -- the elevation wasn't too hard.. nice view from the lookout...id do this one again..

Greg Brady on 11 Jun, 2020

Fantastic walk with plenty of points of interest especially for the kids (age 4 & 7).

Anonymous on 31 May, 2020

Beautiful walk. Stopped off at both lookouts, plus the Obi Obi Creek turn-off on the way back, husband went for a quick cool dip! Would love to do the Great Walk 10km section to Kondalilla Falls next time!

Michelle Suzanne on 29 May, 2020

Lesser known than the Kondallila Falls section but a great walk. Easy but also has a few steps if you try to stay away from those.

Mel Morrison on 23 May, 2020

Good walk, I took my 5 and 7 year old boys, both managed well. The paths are good and you can walk down to two waterfalls... The lookout at the top is very good. The walk continues to Kondalila which is about 10km from the start. The walk goes across bridges, through dense rain forest and is very enjoyable and popular.

John Maxwell on 17 May, 2020

There are two sections to the dam wall and each has a car park. Use the first car park you come to, on the right, with the “Great Walk” signage.
Did the walk after 150mm of drought breaking rain. One of the best walks we’ve done. Both lookouts were very much worth the walk. Planning to do it again when the dam is full and the spillway is flowing.

Kestra on 18 Jan, 2020

Beautiful walk through forest, over and around running waterways to lookout, with views of Baroon Dam and overlooking Obi Obi Creek way below which we sidetracked to on the way back down to start point.

Indigo on 27 Jul, 2019

Fantastic walk with waterfalls and lots to explore. Easy to traverse and the landscape is amazing.

Linda on 19 Jul, 2019

Bit humid and quite a few leeches after the rain. Would be better in winter. Good views from lookout.

mangogirl on 9 Feb, 2019

Second walk of the year and we hit a new one for Aussie Bushwalking! A great walk for all the family, although the little ones decided not to walk down the 'stairs' to the river. Don't blame them, as it was over 80 steps each way.

F.A.B. on 8 Jan, 2019

Did this as part of the great walk, early morning start

J on 21 May, 2017

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