Gardners Falls

Sunshine Coast

Short stroll along a section of the Obi Obi Creek to a couple of small waterfalls and a swimming hole.

Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Turn off the Landsborough Maleny Road onto Obi Lane.


Gardners Falls

Route/Trail notes:

At the carpark the walk follows the Obi Obi Creek downstream along a concreted path to the Gardener's Falls.



Other References:

Toilet and picnic areas and the place gets very busy on the weekends in summer, when everyone calls in for a swim to cool down and use the rope swings. Beware of broken glass at the bottom of the pools.


nice easy walk - best in summer with a towel.

this is not linked to the Maleny Peace in the Trees walk. It is on opposite sides of the creek and not connected. Plenty of picnic places and lots of shady trees over the path.

Gordon/Susan on 31 Jul, 2022

Nice easy walk. Great for children and adults alike.

Northerner on 13 Mar, 2022

I think your information might be incorrect about permitting dogs at Gardners Falls?

Sam Paakki on 28 Jan, 2022

Good swimming spot, very busy on a hot day

Sofia on 25 Sep, 2021

This was a great little walk with scenery to appreciate while 8.5 months pregnant! The recent rains ensured there was plenty of water to admire.

Dvette on 2 Apr, 2021

Always a classic 💧
Easy to get to, heaps of rockpools to choose from, cool and refreshing water. There's a reason it's so popular!

Rasy B on 7 Feb, 2021

Great waterhole

Mackamcb on 25 Jan, 2021

The walk to the swimming hole was very short and flat. However, there are lots of slippery roots and rocks with mud so be careful where you step. The water in the swimhole at the bottom of the big waterfall was very cold but very fresh and pure. Had a nice swim there whilst others jumped in using the rope swing or from the cliffs next to the waterfall. Great place to go on a hot summers day.

0zzyDave1234 on 14 Jan, 2021

Flat walk. More exciting places to visit in Sunny Coast.

Linda on 19 Jul, 2019

Lovely short walk in a very beautiful spot.

Bobbe on 5 Jul, 2019

Very short, fairly flat but quite muddy after all the recent rain. Powerful waterfall to see up close. Too cold for swimming in winter.

NaturerLover on 28 Jun, 2019

Lovely place to swim and/or eat. Water is cold so enjoy swimming if you dont mind that. Very popular for swimming. . Parking can be an issue. Even just coming here for a short stroll is lovely. I post photos of my hikes to am based in the Sunshine Coast :)

Hannah MC on Feb, 2019

Very nice short walk

Bribie 61 on 22 Jul, 2018

A good spot to get out of the car to stretch the legs. Great spot for the kids to have a cool off as well.

Jo on Jul, 2018

Very easy flat short track virtually all sealed. It’s quite popular with people who stay for the day as it’s kids friendly and nice picnic areas, so parking spots fill quickly, resulting in parking along the road side and a short walk..

David S on 27 Jan, 2018

Went here around 11:30am on the 13th of May 2017 and it was just after some heavy rainfall. So the falls were absolutely gorgeous and was raining down lightly. This was a perfect small walk for any time of the year. In the summer time I will definitely be back again. If you're around the area after heavy rain fall or while it's lightly raining. You will not regret it. Just make sure you have some decent water resistant hiking boots so you can walk across the water and explore a bit more.

bnotters on 13 May, 2017

Needed to cool off after climbing at the Glass House Mountains. Great rock pools with a couple of swings, didn't want to leave!

Samuel Armstrong on 6 Feb, 2017

My friends and i go to these falls a lot and we have since we were in school, it is very beautiful and the walk there is simply a few steps. Anyone could get to the falls.

Roxy McKee on Jan, 2017

Very easy walk, would be a nice area for a picnic.

rob.bushman on 6 Jun, 2016

Great for the kids to have a swim and muck about in the rock pools.

F.A.B. on 12 Mar, 2016


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