Mapleton Falls National Park Sunshine Coast

Photo credit: © Lise Pedersen

Things to do

    Mapleton Falls lookout platform. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Mapleton Falls lookout platform. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Rainforest at the beginning of the Wompoo circuit. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Rainforest at the beginning of the Wompoo circuit. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Wompoo circuit near Peregrine lookout. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Wompoo circuit near Peregrine lookout. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    To protect the natural values of this park, camping is not permitted. Nearby, Conondale National Park, Imbil State Forest and Mapleton National Park provide forest camping opportunities.

    Walkers' camps are provided along the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk in Kondalilla and Mapleton National Parks.

    Other accommodation

    There is a wide range of holiday accommodation in and around Montville, Mapleton, Maleny and other towns in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. For more information see the tourism information links below.

    Walking

    Several short walking tracks are provided in Mapleton Falls National Park.

    The Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, a 58km Class 4 walking track with overnight campsites, passes through Mapleton Falls National Park. Walkers can also take shorter day walks along this great walk.

    There are also other short walk opportunities nearby in Kondalilla National Park and Mapleton National Park.

    Map

    Walking tracks

    Grade 2 walking trackThe walking tracks listed below are grade 2 walking tracks: Formed track. May have gentle hills and some steps. Clearly signposted. No experience required.

    Mapleton Falls lookout (Grade 2)

    Distance: 50m return

    Time: allow 5mins

    Details: Next to the carpark, this wheelchair-accessible lookout provides spectacular views over the Obi Obi valley and the rainforest canopy below. Look for Australian peregrine falcons, which often soar and roost near Mapleton Falls’ cliff edges during August and September.

    Wompoo circuit (Grade 2)

    Distance: 1.3km return

    Time: allow 45mins

    Details: This circuit track winds through rainforest and eucalypt forest. Wayside signs offer information about features. The Peregrine lookout provides good views of Mapleton Falls and the Obi Obi Valley. Listen for the wompoo fruit-dove calling from its treetop feedings sites with a booming 'wallock-a-woo' and 'book-a-roo'.

    Guided tours

    Commercial tours operate in this area.

    Picnic and day use areas

    Toilets, including a wheelchair accessible toilet, are provided beside the carpark. A short walk from the carpark leads to an open, grassy picnic area with picnic tables.

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