Kondalilla National Park, Sunshine Coast
Kondalilla National Park is a cool mountain refuge just beyond the Sunshine Coast, in the picturesque Blackall Range. The park takes its name from the stunning Kondalilla Falls, where Skene Creek plunges 90 metres into a rainforest valley. During the summer rainy season, the park's waterfall is known as Kondalilla, an Aboriginal name that means 'rushing waters.'
Tall open eucalypt woodland mingles with rainforest species in wetter locations above the falls. The western escarpment has a drier forest with casuarinas and a grass tree understory. Where the soil and aspect are favourable, subtropical rainforest grows below the escarpment, and riparian rainforest lines the creek.
Kondalilla Falls is ideal for a little bushwalking. There are various routes in the region, but most families prefer the 1.7-kilometer Picnic Creek Circuit.
Take in the lush foliage and tranquil waterholes (bring your swimsuits), then relax with a well-earned picnic in magnificent surroundings.
Kondalilla Falls Rd, Flaxton QLD 4560, Australia