Baxter Falls - Southern Approach

Kondalilla National Park

This walk leads through open eucalypt forest, past rocky outcrops and down the side of the gorge to Baxter Creek with its suspension bridge and beautiful waterfall.

Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
No Trail Bikes Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Head to Montville on the Blackhall Range and 4km beyond Montville at Flaxton, turn left into Flaxton Mill Road. Follow this for 1.5km and the car park is on your right opposite Old Mill Lane.


Baxter Falls

Route/Trail notes:

The walking track is signposted from the car park and starts off fairly easily through an open rainforest environment and past Flaxton Camp for 1.8km. For the next 1.5km you drop 230m to the bottom of the gorge. The track narrows, twists, turns and becomes considerably steeper with steps and the vegetation denser and more tropical

At the bottom cross the suspension bridge and back and then follow the path down to the falls on your left. To get the best views, you can step stones to the far side, returning by the same route.



Other References/Comments:

This walk forms part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk (58km) and you can continue a further 1.6km (Medium) to reach Suses Pocket Road. See 'Baxter Creek Falls - Northern Approach'.

Toilet facilities can be found at Flaxton Camp.


Nice walk, 3.5 & 6 yr old managed it well. Loved the bridge & falls. Water was freezing, as expected. Will be back again

Anonymous on 11 Aug, 2019

Beautiful walk, easy enough. a lot of the track is like a fire trail and a bit muddy after some rain.

Acasualhiker on 13 Jul, 2019

We really enjoyed this walk, my husband with 7 & 8 year old and myself. Track was great, the falls and bush are beautiful.

Jane Noon on 1 Jun, 2019

It is almost two years to the day, since we walked to Baxter Falls from the north. Difficulty? About the same by my reckoning. With the recent storms, I was looking forward to more water over the falls, and I was not disappointed, but still able to rock hop across the creek for a better view.

F.A.B. on 2 Apr, 2019

The walk to the falls from the Flaxton walkers camp was not the most visually enjoyable but the falls more than made up for it.

Mark on 13 Aug, 2017

I started the walk at the other end from Suses Pocket Road. Note: there is no parking at this location and this road is designated as for residents only.

kerfuffle on 2 Jul, 2017

This part of the Sunshine Coast Great walk was really enjoyable. It's only the last 400m of the walk that is really steep. Mind you a large part of the walk does descend until you reach the waterfall. The toilet is at the Flaxton Walkers Camp. The walk is well sign posted though there aren't many signs for this particular waterfall. If you follow the signs to Mapleton falls you can't miss it.

Ian and Sue on 24 Jun, 2017

Nice Sunday morning hike. Fresh and rather wet after the steady showers we've had but that's the time to explore waterfalls. Bit slippery on track and rocks at creek so be careful.

J on 14 May, 2017


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