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
No Camping 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

Challenging, beautiful and the best waterfall I have seen so far loads water, refreshing green.

Margaret Peril on 18 Jun, 2021

Very well maintained track. To get a good view at the base of the waterfall you’ll need to do a small scramble but otherwise not a difficult walk. Lots to see with plenty of places to stop to soak it in. I stopped many times including 30 minutes at the bottom and completed it in around 1.45hr.

I noticed google maps tried to take me a different spot than the signage. Make sure you search “Kondalilla car park”.

Jack McGrath on 2 Jun, 2021

Pretty easy trail with lovely views around the Rockpool and waterfall .

Olwyn on 8 May, 2021

Very enjoyable works up a sweat

Denise Wilson on 21 Feb, 2021

Definitely, a walk that is worth it. Pace yourself on the way back.

Rebecca on 15 Feb, 2021

Best time to go is after the school holidays and during the week. Stopped over in Montville for coffee and took the track counterclockwise. Had a quick peek at the rock pool up top, then down to the waterfall and up again to swim in the rock pool. Water was a little cool in February but refreshing. Saw a turtle above the waterfall at the rock pools. Amazing little getaway.

Anonymous on 4 Feb, 2021

It's a fairly easy walk with quiet a few stairs down to the bottom. Went for a swim in the rock pool above the waterfall which is a really nice little area to go for a swim. The walk is easy to follow and well signed.

Filmed the day on YouTube if this helps anyone https://youtu.be/_m9gbIv6VwE

Frenzy Adventures on 3 Feb, 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

When we went there was quite a bit of rainfall so the Track was a bid muddy but the waterfall was beautiful and I had a nice swim in the cold water.

Polarbear88 on 31 Dec, 2020

Definitely will take 2 hours. There’s 2 places to swim but the water is very cold so I didn’t bother.

Clem on 27 Dec, 2020

Revisted after heavy rains. Amazing. And muddy, but worth it

CM Betelgeuse on 18 Dec, 2020

Planned on just doing this circuit as i had been to the swimming spot before. Amazing what people miss seeing when they just stop at the rockpool. Definately head to the right down the stairs towards the look out first (if u go clockwise the steps will be painful!!!

Decided to head out to flatrock (aprox 3km extra each way) if you have the time and stamina it's really worth it for some of the views, bird sounds, massive butterflies and even saw a land mullet. Next step is to try make it to Baroon lookout.

CM Betelgeuse on 3 Nov, 2020

Planned on just doing this circuit as i had been to the swimming spot before. Amazing what people miss seeing when they just stop at the rockpool. Definately head to the right down the stairs towards the look out first (if u go clockwise the steps will be painful!!!

Decided to head out to flatrock (aprox 3km extra each way) if you have the time and stamina it's really worth it for some of the views, bird sounds, massive butterflies and even saw a land mullet. Next step is to try make it to Baroon lookout.

CM Betelgeuse on 3 Nov, 2020

Love this walk and these falls, extremely cold but worth the walk :)

Tania Kinsey on Oct, 2020

Wasn’t as hard as you all made out,

Kev R on 8 Aug, 2020

Lovely walk even though it was raining...

Here is a video of the day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7PN8I4u_0M

Macdonald Nature Photography on 30 Jul, 2020

Lovely walk - fairly steep walk down to the bottom of the waterfall, but easy enough.
Perfect temperature the whole way, and stunning views

MandaPanda on 30 Jul, 2020

Great track.

Archie on 26 Jul, 2020

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

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