Gheerulla Falls

Mapleton National Park

A lovely short, but fairly steep walk down an overgrown track to the creek bed and hidden water fall.

No Dogs Permitted
Horses Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Head for Mapleton and turn into Obi Obi Road and then turn right into Delicia Road. Follow this for 5.5km, the last part of which is gravel road, and you will see a small cut in to park on your right (signposted). This is also an access point for the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.


Mapleton National Park

Route/Trail notes:

Walk through the gate and follow the track, which is overgrown in places, down to Gheerulla Creek. Just before the creek crosses the track, turn right up the creek bed 100m to the falls (signposted) and return by the same route.



Other References

Although I did not a dip in the rock pool at the foot of the falls, I was assured by a local I met that you could.


Nice walk, very wet & drizzly that day but kept it cooler to walk

Bribie 61 on 5 Jan, 2023

jay on 20 Apr, 2022

Falls are great for a swim and sit behind the cascading water. This does state an easy walk. It is but you should be aware that it's a 1km steep climb back to the car. Just don't rush it.

S.C Hiker on 3 Jan, 2022

Ended up doing about 12 is return after Google maps lost reception and took me way further up the mountain and I started the wrong track. Never the less found the waterfall and it was stunning 😁

LordMarty on 16 May, 2021

Done this walk after some what wet summer season/ recent rain. Waterfalls wasn't as gushing as I'd hoped. Quite long grass along the track down. Was the only one down at the waterfall, which is nice.

Maverick on 28 Feb, 2021

The shorter option (but less scenic and variety) to go to the falls.

Wanderlust on 5 Jan, 2021

Nice easy 15 min walk down a good track. Falls flowing well and a beautiful cool swim in the pool below the falls
Uphill the whole way back but pretty easy if you have a reasonable level of fitness

JulesD on 29 Dec, 2020

Nice short walk. Falls were not running today but would be gorgeous after rain

Bobbe on 22 Aug, 2020

Good walk, quite short but quite a climb back up.

vcp on 18 Jun, 2020

We walked in to the Valley view then back out (rather than the full circuit). We estimate that this was about 10 kms. We were disappointed, as although the walk was relatively easy the bushland was nothing special. The sun was in the wrong direction for decent photos so would be best earlier in the morning. Not so picturesque for photographers but an easy walk for those whom exercise is the main priority.

Shazlex on 31 May, 2020

This walk was really hard to find, a nice long walk but not very interesting. The water also wasn't very appealing, it was a black/brown colour and had bubbles at the edges.

cc on 20 Mar, 2020

Did the walk on a hot day hoping to cool down by the falls. Unfortunately the falls were not flowing so no swim for us this time.

Thomas M on 2 Feb, 2020

Easy walk, little muddy from the rain. Great short walk and waterfall was spectacular after the rain.

Linda on 7 Jul, 2019

Nice early Sat morning walk. Fairly quite and relaxing. Not much water as such being a dry wet season so far still nice trickle to enjoy.

J on 16 Feb, 2019

The day's objective was to find the shortest route into the falls, which took me till 4pm! Part was that I could not find the entrance and secondly, there were a couple of other walks I did that I was not aware of. Mission accomplished.

F.A.B. on 10 Jan, 2019


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