Baroon Dam to Kondalilla Falls

3 h 45 min to 5 h 30 min

9.4 km
oneway

↑ 576 m
↓ -790 m

Hard track
Starting from the car park off Narrows Road, North Maleny, this walk explores the woodland of Kondalilla National Park, visiting many lookouts and Kondalilla Falls along the way. Expect to be dazzled by gorgeous views of nature from the several lookouts such as the Baroon, Narrows and Flat Rock. Besides the viewpoints, you’ll have a chance to spot some rare bird species and wild animals as you make your way through the lively forest. The scenic rock pools on both ends of the waterfall will be waiting for you to jump in and cool off as you take a break from your hike. Listen to the eastern whipbirds and take in the lovely scenery as the water rejuvenates your legs. Keep in mind that this walk can be reversed as well. And if you’re going to hike under wet conditions, remember to prepare well for the leeches. 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 (-26.698224,152.8701415)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 580 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 2.3 km
  • Keep left onto Woombye Palmwoods Road and drive for another 180 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Woombye Palmwoods Road and drive for another 1.8 km
  • Turn left onto Woombye Palmwoods Road and drive for another 60 m
  • Turn left onto Woombye Palmwoods Road and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Continue onto Woombye-Palmwoods Road and drive for another 45 m
  • Turn left onto Margaret Street and drive for another 120 m
  • Keep right onto Margaret Street and drive for another 1.5 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Palmwoods-Montville Road and drive for another 275 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Palmwoods - Montville Road and drive for another 8 km
  • Turn slight right onto Montville-Mapleton Road, 23 and drive for another 260 m
  • Turn left onto Western Avenue and drive for another 3.3 km
  • Turn left onto Narrows Road and drive for another 2.2 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 30 m
Finish (-26.6713082,152.8720982)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park off Narrows Road(275 metres northeast of Secrets on the Lake Hotel), pass through the bollard and head towards the sheltered area in which there are multiple informative signposts. Then, follow the signage and head along the singular track meandering along Obi Obi Creek(to the left) to continue along the Baroon Dam to Kondalilla Falls Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the shelter at the start.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to the Narrows Lookout. Located alongside Obi Obi Creek, this viewpoint provides you with a picturesque view of the said creek. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 980 m continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 830 m come to the "Baroon Lookout" (25 m on your left).
Turn right, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 1.3 km come to the "View of creek" (10 m on your left).
After another 1.4 km come to the "Little Obi Hump".
After another 770 m come to the "Flat Rock" (8 m on your left).
The starting point of an alternate route. This longer alternate route visits Kondalilla Falls Lookout, reconnecting to the main route after the waterfall. Therefore, you'll need to go back for a little bit to visit the waterfall and the rock pools. To take the alternate route continue straight here. Details below.
After another 2.2 km veer right.
After another 740 m pass the "Kondalilla Falls" (on your left).
Then cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
The alternate route finishes here. Turn left to rejoin the main route at the 8.2 km waypoint. Details below.
After another 90 m turn sharp right.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional little side trip taking you to the Obi Valley Lookout. Involves steps. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 190 m veer left, to head along Picnic Creek Circuit.
After another 460 m cross the bridge (about 3 m long)
After another 115 m continue straight.
Then head down the 10 surface|paving_stones steps
Then cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 125 m continue straight.
After another 10 m pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
After another 210 m come to the end.

An optional little side trip taking you to the Obi Valley Lookout. Involves steps.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Picnic Creek Circuit.
After another 85 m turn left.
Then head up the 25 surface|pebblestone steps
After another 15 m come to "Obi Valley Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Obi Valley Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 100 m to the main route.

This optional side trip takes you to the Narrows Lookout. Located alongside Obi Obi Creek, this viewpoint provides you with a picturesque view of the said creek.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 155 m come to "Narrows Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Narrows Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 155 m to the main route.

This longer alternate route visits Kondalilla Falls Lookout, reconnecting to the main route after the waterfall. Therefore, you'll need to go back for a little bit to visit the waterfall and the rock pools.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 730 m come to the "Kondalilla Falls Lookout" (5 m on your right).
After another 260 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
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Terrain
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Baroon Dam to Kondalilla Falls


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 9.4 km
Time 3 h 45 min to 5 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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
Toilet: There is one 9.2 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
9.2 km[toilet]
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