Conondale National Park

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Australia

In the rugged Conondale Range are some of Queensland's most popular and picturesque forests. Luxuriant rainforests, tall eucalypt forest, waterfalls, boulder-strewn creeks and spectacular scenery make this area well worth a visit.

This diverse 35,700ha park provides critical habitat for a wide variety of wildlife including a significant number of rare and threatened plants and animals. A large number of plant species that occur here are at the limit of their distribution.

With magnificent forests, deep gorges and spectacular views, this park offers walking tracks, scenic drives and grassy camp sites near rainforests and mountain streams. Popular Booloumba Creek camping areas are located beside a scenic rainforest lined creek.

The Conondale Range Great Walk showcases the very best of Conondale National Park. Ancient rainforest, cascading waterfalls, crystal clear creeks, tall open forest, and expansive views are just some of the spectacular features of this walk. Visitors can take short strolls or complete the full four-day 56km circuit walk.

Location
15km south of Kenilworth township, and about one hour west of Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast. 130km north of Brisbane, and accessible by 4WD.

Park facilities
- Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
- Cycling
- Lookout
- Picnic tables
- Telephone (pay phone)
- Toilets
- Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
- Walking
- Hiking
- Horseriding
- Caravan, camper trailer, campervan sites
- Camping

Park features
In the rugged Conondale Range, this park features luxuriant rainforests, tall eucalypt forests, waterfalls, boulder-strewn creeks and spectacular scenery.

The diverse forests provide homes for a wonderful variety of wildlife including more than 120 species of birds and many mammals. The threatened but seldom-seen yellow-bellied glider lives in the open forest. Some rare and threatened species are found in the Conondale and Blackall ranges, including the cascade treefrog and plumed frogmouth.

The 56km Conondale Range Great Walk showcases the very best of Conondale National Park's natural features. A sculpture by internationally renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy is within a half day walk on this track and compliments the stunning beauty of its environment.

Mount Allan fire tower, at 9.6m high, provides a panoramic view of the rugged mountain ranges, and interpretive signs give an insight into past forestry fire and plantation management.

At the junction of Peters and Booloumba Creeks, scenic Booloumba Gorge features a lookout over cascades, falls, rock pools and The Breadknife rock formation.

Credit: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/conondale/about

Conondale, QLD 4552, Australia

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