Conondale National Park

Summary

With magnificent forests, deep gorges and spectacular views, this park offers walking tracks, scenic drives and grassy camp sites near rainforests and mountain streams. The popular Booloumba Creek camping areas are now part of Conondale National Park.

Popular Walks

History

Any interesting history for the region?

Features

What are the standout bushwalking features?

Access

About 130 km north of Brisbane, inland from the Sunshine Coast

Maps

http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/conondale/pdf/conondalenp-imbilsf-map.pdf

Accommodation

Where can I stay there? or near there?

Camping

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Contact details

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/conondale/about.html

Medium
12.2 km return
3 hrs

Artists Cascades

This walk is part of the Conondale Great Walk and follows Booloomba Creek. You walk through subtropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest. There is abundant birdlife along the path as well as goannas and skinks. The cascades is a great place to have a swim after the long walk to get there. You can also take a couple of side tracks along the way to the Strangler Cairn and the gold mine.

Easy
1 km return
1 hr

Booloumba Creek

Went here after work one day with my wife, it was so relaxing to just walk in the creek and spend some quality time away from the coast.

Hard
24 km return
6 hrs

Booloumba Creek to Wongai Walkers Camp

This can be done in 1 day if fit and keen enough or make it a 2 dayer as part of the Conondale Great Walk. . Great weekender hike if you like to camp too. Starting from the Booloumba Creek day use area hike up past the Artist Cascades then onto Booloumba Falls following to the Wongai walkers camp. Maps state that its 11km, but the GPS marked it out at 12.1km. Returning back the way you came. And best of all its most down hill for the return trip.

Easy
1.5 km return
1 hr

Booloumba Falls

Walk through tall open forest and discover this scenic creek's cascades, waterfalls and rock pools. At the junction of Peters and Booloumba creeks view The Breadknife rock formation. Swim in the pool at the base of the falls; wow! beautiful cool mountain water on a hot summers day

Medium
22.3 km return
4 hrs

Booloumba to Summer Falls

Start at the Booloumba Day use area and take the Great Walk trail to the north west. I went to the old lookout...good view however cloudy and light rain. Great day hike well signed.

Hard
10 km one-way
3.5 hrs

Cambroon Lane to Charlie Moreland Camping Area

A walk through the Imbil State forest on wide dirt tracks with the last section on Sunday creek road.

Hard
8.8 km return
2 hrs

Charlie Moreland to Mt Allan

When you arrive at Charlie Moreland Camping ground in Imbil State Forest , go to visitor information then look to your left , there is a camp ground walk past that to find a gate and a sign stating Mt Allan hike trail 8.8km return
This is a steady continues incline that will lead you right up to Mt Allan firetower. This is a wide track used for fire trucks and Qld Parks to get up to the fire tower. Enjoy the amazing wide open space views of mainly a pine forest area.

Medium
22 km return
5 hrs

Charlie Moreland to Summer Falls

Nice relatively easy straightforward hike from Charlie Moreland Campground over Mt Allan to Summer Falls and/or Summer Falls Walkers Camp.
For those who do not have a 4wd in getting to Bolumba , this makes a nice day hike , or you could even camp there for a night of peace and quite.

Hard
56 km return
4 days

Conondale Great Walk

Ancient rainforest, cascading waterfalls, crystal clear creeks, tall open forest and expansive views.

Medium
29 km one-way
6 hrs

Conondale Great Walk Southern Cct

The walk traverses the Bundaroo and Booloumba Creeks Catchments, mostly following the Connondale Great Walk but utilises cross tracks to truncate the walk.. The lowest point on the walk is the Bundaroo Creek Crossing