Booloumba Falls

Conondale National Park

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 pools at the base of the falls with its beautiful cool mountain water on a hot summers day

Bird Watching
4WD Required
No Dogs Permitted
Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Kenilworth travel south on the Maleny Kenilworth Road for 7km before turning right onto Booloumba Creek Road. Travel a further 5km along this road to the entrance of the park. From here on in you need a High Clearances 4WD to make two creek crossings and to travel the 10km to the fall's parking area.


Conondale National Park Map

Route/Trail notes:

From the parking area, follow the well worn track down to the falls and back.



Other References/Comments:

There are various camping options within the park, that require you to buy a permit. See:

Conondale NP Camping

Just a tip, if you go for a swim, check for leaches when you get dressed again.

Conondale National Park


Absolutely loved these falls! Series of cascades run adjacent to the short and easy walk to main section.
Definitely need a 4WD to access the carpark.

ema_euphoria on Jan, 2024

Walked this walk on Christmas Day. Had the place too ourselves. Beautiful big trees to admire along the way too

Frange74 on 25 Dec, 2023

Very nice spot, arrived 10am-ish before the crowds it seems as there was a ton of people parked in the carpark by the time we returned. Make sure you go right to the end and see the second set of falls and swimming hole!

Kyles73 on 18 Jan, 2022

Great walk but generally 4x4 only accessible. There's 2 swimming holes, a small one that you come to first but if you keep going down there is a 2nd bigger pool with the falls flowing over and continuing down. If you're up for it and can find your way down there is more swimming holes at the bottom of the falls. But be careful as there isn't a proper track down below the falls from here.

Chewie on Aug, 2020

Highly recommend, very beautiful spot with amazing views and a great water hole to swim in. Entrance says 4x4 only however we managed fine in our Subaru Forester. As long as you have some clearance you'll be fine, there's just a couple of small river crossings to pass which were fine when we went however my be harder after bigger rains.

MELG on 21 Jun, 2020

Short but great swimming spot

Ben Knight on 5 Sep, 2018

Quite a nice walk. It largely follows the creek. A nice view of the falls at the end of the track... There’s a bit dirt road you’ll need to drive to get there

David S on 11 Feb, 2018

Camped at Kenilworth Homestead, this was an easy walk and a fun drive for the kids on a Sunday morning. Bit cold at this time of year for a swim!

F.A.B. on 24 Sep, 2017

Love this section of Conondale NP! Make sure you continue to rock hop down the creek at the end of the walk, many pretty waterfalls to see. (Best to visit after a good rain - can get really dry).

courtlalala on 13 Apr, 2017

An easy walk with a wonderful swimming hole at the falls.

Mim & Pop on 10 Apr, 2016

Nice little waterfall. Great for a swim

Pardo on 10 Mar, 2015

Part of my hike commenced from Charlie Moregound over Mt Allan , down to Bolumba Creek , did the few walks there and returned the same way. Made for a nice long day of hiking :-)

J on 31 May, 2014

Did it for my birthday, had a picnic lunch at the day use area, you can swim there too.
Lovely clear water on a river gravel bed, very shady amongst all the trees.
Easy drive up to the parking area for the walk to the falls.

Did it with my girl and the 3 kids, 11, 13 & 15 and they all jumped in to the very cool water at the pool.

drewmac on 5 Feb, 2012


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