This 5.5km walk is a pleasant and easy walk, with slight inclines and easy walking. It runs alongside Booloumba Creek and winds its way up to the Gold Mine. The main track is through sub-tropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest.

Bird Watching
Heritage Sites
Picnic Facilities
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, the road is unsealed and you will need a High Clearance 4WD as there a number of creek crossings. After 1km you will reach the Day Use Area on the right, where you can park.

All the walks start from here, although they can be accessed from the three camping areas.


Conondale National Park Map

Route/Trail notes:

From the signs talking about the Great Walk, head up the steps and follow the signs. After 400m, you branch left and follow along the side of Booloumba Creek before taking the circular path to you right up to the disused Gold Mine.

Complete the circuit, before turning left along the main pathway that leads back to the start.

Or, you can carry on to Strangler Cairn, Artists Cascades and Booloumba Falls.


None. There are various camping options within the park, that require you to buy a permit. See:

Conondale NP Camping

Other References/Comments:

Conondale National Park

GPS Tracks


After a great night's camping we are out early to finish off another couple of walks to round off the weekend. Plenty of birdlife around and the changing environment made this a very pleasant walk.

F.A.B. on 18 Oct, 2020

We started out to do this walk, but ended up going all the way to the Artists Cascades, 14km round trip. This is a lovely walk through the bush, although the walk to the gold mine is a little more inclined that the description makes out, but still a relatively easy walk if you are fit enough. The walk to the Artists Cascades is a little more challenging, but all pretty well defined & well used paths.....although not tended & groomed like a lot of walks, which is nice. Took us about 3 hours to do the 14km walk

The Nutters on 27 Jun, 2020

A beautiful walk to the falls with lots of photo opportunities on the way. The track is a bit overgrown in some parts which makes it a bit hard to follow but persevere and you'll pop out to the mine. I recommend proper footwear and be mindful of snakes. We saw a decent size black snake on the trail (unsure what it was) lucky for us it was moving in the opposite direction.

MELG on 26 May, 2020

Great walk, lovely forest and we saw lots of wildlife! Also saw a red bellies black snake so keep your eyes peeled!

Wiggy on 30 Apr, 2020

Easy walk nice and quite when not in peak season !

J on 27 Feb, 2019

We did this walk as part of the walk to Artists Cascades. It is a loop track, joining up with the Great Walk track 300m further down. We did it on the way back in a clockwise direction, but it would probably be easier anti-clockwise. The entrance to the mine isn't in good shape. A tree has fallen over the top of it, not that you can go into the mine anyway. Take care. We did see a two metre long carpet snake near the mine.

Ian and Sue on 20 Oct, 2014

If you have no 4wd to access Booloumba Creek camp ground you can get here via Charlie Moreland camp ground BUT and it's a big BUT , you will need to hike over Mt Allan and back this round trip is almost 17.8km !!!!! A decent level of fitness is required and sufficient amount of time !

J on 31 May, 2014

Wow, what a great walk. Rainforest, tracks in great nic. Great time of year to go. Access to the creek from this track worth a look. Crystal clear water. U can access the creek from any of the 3 (shallow) creek crossings up to No2 day camp area. Take the blow up lilo, the kids will have a ball.

Mac on 20 Oct, 2013

did this walk as part of the 4 day connondale trek

Garry Williamson on Dec, 2011

Great walk in the bush, lots of bats in the old gold mine.

Adam on 1993


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