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Kondilla National Park

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Kondilla National park is about 100km north of Brisbane, near Montville, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Named after the spectacular Kondalilla Falls, where Skene Creek drops 90m into a rainforest valley, this park is a cool mountain retreat and an important refuge for many native animals.

Kondilla National park

There are no wheelchair-accessible tracks or facilities in Kondalilla National Park due to steep terrain. Nearby, Mapleton Falls National Park has a wheelchair accessible lookout with views of the waterfall and rainforest valley below. Just behind the Sunshine Coast, in the scenic Blackall Range, Kondalilla National Park is a cool mountain retreat . The park is named after the spectacular Kondalilla Falls, where Skene Creek drops 90m into a rainforest valley. Kondalilla Falls got its name from an Aboriginal word meaning "rushing waters", a good description of this waterfall during the summer wet season. Above the falls, tall open eucalypt forest mingles with rainforest species in wetter areas. A drier forest grows on the western escarpment, featuring casuarinas with a grass tree understorey. Subtropical rainforest grows below the escarpment, where soil and aspect is suitable, and riparian rainforest lines the creek. Surrounded by farms and towns, this park is an important refuge for many animals and plants including the rare pouched frog, Assadarlingtoni and the bopple nut, Macadamia ternifolia, which is vulnerable to extinction. More than 107 species of birds have been seen in the park, and 70 species of reptiles and 32 species of frogs have been recorded from the Blackall Range and nearby Conondale Range.

To protect the natural values of this park, camping is not permitted. Conondale National Park, Imbil State Forest and Mapleton Forest Reserve provide forest camping opportunities in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.There is a wide range of holiday accommodation in and around Montville, Mapleton, Maleny and other towns in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Walking tracks help you to explore a variety of forest types from rainforest to tall open forest. Choose walks that suit your fitness level and allow enough time to complete your walk in daylight. Wear sturdy shoes and protect yourself from the sun and biting insects with protective clothing, sunscreen and insect repellent. Carry water and a snack.Walking tracks are closed during severe wet weather due to flooding of the tracks. For your safety, do not enter the park when closure signs are displayed.

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