Mount Allan from Booloumba Creek Day Use Area

4 h to 6 h
2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min

9.8 km
return

↑ 764 m
↓ -764 m

Hard track
Starting from Booloumba Creek Day Use Area, Kenilworth, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Allan and back via the Conondale Range Great Walk Track, exploring the woodland of Conondale NP. The fire tower atop the summit provides you with lovely 360 views over the land, which makes this a great spot to watch the sunset. Notice the vegetation change as you ascend, with interesting fungi and strangler figs sprinkled throughout the track. The track is well-defined and signposted, with switchbacks to reduce the steepness. Nonetheless, it gets the heart pumping and gives you a good leg workout. Take plenty of water, especially on a hot and humid day. Depending on the weather and track conditions, you may need to park your vehicle 2-3 kilometres up north and cross Booloumba Creek twice on foot unless you have a 4WD vehicle with good clearance. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-26.6448896,152.6496403)
Mode Car (Depending on the weather and track conditions, you may need to park your vehicle 2-3 kilometres up north and cross Booloumba Creek twice on foot unless you have a 4WD vehicle with good clearance.)
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 330 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Bli Bli Road, 23 and drive for another 1 km
  • Turn left onto Coronation Avenue and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn right onto Price Street and drive for another 880 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 60 m
  • Continue onto Nambour Mapleton Road, 23 and drive for another 10.4 km
  • Turn right onto Obi Obi Road and drive for another 20 km
  • Turn left onto Eumundi Kenilworth Road, 22 and drive for another 1 km
  • Turn slight left onto Elizabeth Street, 22 and drive for another 7.5 km
  • Turn right onto Booloumba Creek Road and drive for another 5.3 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 390 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Booloumba Creek Day Use Area(off Booloumba Creek Road), follow the signage and head along the singular walking track(Conondale Range Great Walk) as you move directly away from the dirt/gravel road. After about 325 metres, veer slightly left at the 4-way intersection to continue along Mount Allan from Booloumba Creek Day Use Area Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a toilet (about 25 m back from the start).
After 255 m come to the "Booloumba Creek No 3 Campground" (110 m on your left).
After another 95 m (at the intersection of Boloomba Ck No1 campground to Great Walk & Conondale Range Great Walk) continue straight, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
Keep right.
After another 3.9 km (at the intersection of Conondale Range Great Walk - Mount Allen & Conondale Range Great Walk) turn sharp right, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk - Mount Allen.
After another 710 m (at the intersection of Mount Allan Fire Trail & Conondale Range Great Walk - Mount Allen) turn right, to head along Mount Allan Fire Trail (a vehicle track).
Then head up the very steep (10% ~ 5.7°) incline
After another 15 m come to "Mount Allan Fire Tower".
"Mount Allan".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.9 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Mount Allan from Booloumba Creek Day Use Area


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 9.8 km
Time 4 h to 6 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 230 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one -24 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-24 m[toilet]
Camp site
230 mBooloumba Creek No 3 Campground
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