The 2.4km walk, waterfall and rock pools are iconic and a must for anyone growing up on the Sunshine Coast.
Suitable for walkers with reasonable fitness as there are over 300 steps down to the falls - so this might be a good one for the bigger kids if you are looking for an outdoor adventure these school holidays.
Kondalilla National Park is a cool and very popular mountain retreat nearly all year round.
The park is named after the spectacular Kondalilla Falls, where Skene Creek drops 90m into a rainforest valley.
Kondalilla, an Aboriginal word meaning 'rushing waters', describes this park's waterfall during the summer wet season.
What you'll see
The Kondalilla Falls walk is part of the first section of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk. The pathway is beautifully built for an accessible yet exciting experience.
The manicured path means you can really enjoy the surrounding scenery on this short walk without having to watch your feet, and be mesmorised by the sound of the creek and birdlife in the virgin forest.
There are high and low paths that make a loop called Picnic Creek Circuit, with a diversion to the 100m high falls and swimming hole below (bring your togs).
Make this adventure high on your list, it’s well worth it. Don't be put off by all the steps!
Enjoy a picnic or BBQ lunch in the park above the falls. Alternatively, the charming, historic town of Montville is but a minute's drive away for sweet treats and souvenirs.
How to get there
Travel north on Main Street from Montville for about 2.6km. Turn left onto Kondalilla Falls Rd and travel another 700m to the park entrance.
For more than 250 walking, running, paddling, cycling, mountain-biking and horse-riding trails across our region #chooseyournextadventure at Adventure Sunshine Coast: https://adventure.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/
For those who wish to take a dog on their adventures – be sure to check out Council’s handy interactive off leash dog map to help identify the current dog off-leash, on-leash and prohibited areas at https://pets.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/
This article Adventure time: Kondalilla National Park Rock Pools Walk has been supplied from the OurSC website and has been published here with permission.