Conondale National Park Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

Photo credit: Photo: Adam Creed ©Qld Govt

About Conondale

    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.

    Looking after the park

    Help protect our natural resources by practising minimal impact recreation. Take all your rubbish out of the park. Remove excess food packaging at home before your visit to the forest, and pack strong sealable bags or containers to store food and rubbish.

    Creeks near camping and picnic areas feed into to the Mary River and on to domestic water supplies for Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Maryborough. Please keep them clean.

    See Caring for parks and forests for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service manages this park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

    For more about Managing parks and forests.

    Tourism information links

    Kenilworth Information Centre
    9 Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth Q 4574
    ph (07) 5446 0122
    email enquire@kenilworthinfocentre.org.au

    Kilcoy Information Centre
    41 Hope Street, Yowie Park, Kilcoy QLD 4515
    ph (07) 5422 0440
    email tourism@somerset.qld.gov.au

    Maleny Visitor Information Centre
    hinterlandtourism.com.au
    23 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552
    ph (07) 5499 9033
    email info@hinterlandtourism.com.au

    Visit Sunshine Coast
    visitsunshinecoast.com
    ph 1300 847 481 (within Australia)
    email visit@visitsunshinecoast.com

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.