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.
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
Kilcoy Information Centre
41 Hope Street, Yowie Park, Kilcoy QLD 4515
ph (07) 5422 0440
Maleny Visitor Information Centre
23 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552
ph (07) 5499 9033
Visit Sunshine Coast
ph 1300 847 481 (within Australia)
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
- Mt Allan fire tower closed to climbing 22 May to 1 November 2023
- Planned upgrade to Booloumba Creek 1 camping area 1 February to 14 July 2023
- Flood damage to Booloumba Creek 3 camping area 21 December 2022 to 31 August 2023
- Booloumba Creek Road partial closure 31 May to 16 June 2023