About Mapleton Falls
Riparian rainforest and open eucalypt forest communities are protected here.
Pencil Creek forms Mapleton Falls, plunging 120m into the valley below. The Australian peregrine falcon often soars and roosts near the waterfall.
When walking in the rainforest, you may hear the wompoo fruit-dove, whose booming call reaches the ground from its feeding sites among the tree-tops.
During warmer months listen for frogs in the pool beside the causeway. Take a close look at rocks around the pool and you'll see distinctive hexagonal shapes formed by volcanic activity 25 million years ago.
- Read more about the nature, culture and history of the Blackall Range parks and forests.
Looking after the park
Help protect natural resources by being a minimal impact visitor.
- 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.
- Leave your domestic animals at home. They are not allowed in Mapleton Falls National Park. Domestic animals can distress or kill native animals that live here.
- Never feed wildlife.. Human food is not suitable for wildlife—it can cause overpopulation, illness and aggressive behaviour.
See Caring for parks and forests for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Mapleton Falls National Park is part of a network of parks and forests that protect the Blackall Range's remnant forest communities, provide essential wildlife habitat and scenic places for nature-based recreation.
See natural environment, culture and history for more information about the history and values of Mapleton Falls National Park.
Tourism information links
Visit Sunshine Coast Information Centres
ph 1300 847 481 (within Australia)
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
The natural, cultural and historical significance of Mapleton Falls
- Planned burns for Blackall area 8 May to 31 August 2023