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.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
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.


Mapleton Falls

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.



Other References/Comments:

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.

As ever, there is an option to get to the base of the falls, but this is for the very experienced only and requires GPS navigation, covers 9k, 3h and a lot of bush bashing.


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

Brendan Wilson 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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