A steady uphill walk through changing sub-tropical forests to an old forestry fire tower with 360 degree views over the area.

Bird Watching
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 stairs and follow the signs to the Mt Allan fire trail. It's a very well signed and defined path, so just follow it and the signs all the way. 700 metres from the top there is a small post at a fork in the path. Follow the fork up to the right and head to the fire tower at the top of the mountain. At the top, you can walk up the stairs to the 9 metre tower.

Return by the same route, or carry on to Summer Falls and back.


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


Based ourselves at Camping Area 1 for the weekend to do as many of the walks in the area that time would allow. Prime objective on Saturday was to complete this great little walk to the fire tower. The fire tower is currently being refurbished, so had to circumnavigate the fencing to gain access.

F.A.B. on 17 Oct, 2020

Great walk! Very pretty. Be sure to start at day area 2 otherwise you can expect an additional 700m uphill.
Was tough in some spots but worth it when you finally reach the top. We did it in 31/2 hours which includes a 30 break at the top.

Natty on 10 Jul, 2017

Easy footing, but a bit long and monotonous. One of those walks where you keep asking are we there yet.

luvwalking on 24 Jun, 2017

This is a duplicated hike !( same as the Mt Allan-Booloumba Creek walk }

J on 20 May, 2017

Hiked up for the sunset, cute old fire tower with reasonable views!

courtlalala on 5 Feb, 2017

5.5 km up the Hill with switchbacks to make it easier to the Fire Tower (which you can climb)
great views of the surrounding area then walk back down the hill

JoshF on 15 Oct, 2016

Easy to Mt Allan. We tried to continue on back to Charlie Moreland but the track did not appear to be sign posted so we returned to Booloumba Ck. Will try the Charlie Moreland to Mt Allan next.

HughW on 18 Feb, 2016

Did this as part of hike from Charlie moreground park, wen tover Mt Allana down to the gold mine then back over Mt Allan to Charlie carpark.

J on 31 May, 2014

Cloudy and humid day, but still a reasonably good view from the top of the tower. The water was higher than normal, so we had to park outside the park and walk down the 4wd track, getting wet a few times. Returned via the extra trail to day use area #1 where the creek crossing was well under water. Our feet spent most of the day wet and there were quite a few leeches, but still a good walk to the tower which really got the heart rate pumping with it's constant uphill.

Allan Allport on 29 Oct, 2011

Did the walk twice in a couple of weeks, first time with about 20 children on our school camp aged between 10 and 13.
Quite a hot day, so some of the children struggled with the climb and most drank all their water by half way up.
Second time was with my 11 year old daughter and 2 of her friends. Cooler day and found it much easier going.
Worthwhile having a swim in the waterhole afterwards.

Phill Driver on Oct, 2011


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