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  • The picnic area at the trailhead.- Kondalilla Falls
  • The trail to the top of the falls is well marked and accessible.- Kondalilla Falls
  • Cascades at the start of the trail.- Kondalilla Falls
  • The meeting of rainforest and drier open bushlands.- Kondalilla Falls
  • Views from near the top of the falls.- Kondalilla Falls
  • The pool at the top of the 80-meter Kondalilla Falls.- Kondalilla Falls
  • Views from the hike to Kondalila Falls.- Kondalilla Falls
  • The pool at the top of the 80-meter Kondalilla Falls.- Kondalilla Falls
  • The more adventurous could consider the region's Great Walks.- Kondalilla Falls
  • The creek leading from the base of Kondalilla Falls.- Kondalilla Falls
  • Kondalilla Falls.- Kondalilla Falls
  • Kondalilla Falls.- Kondalilla Falls
  • Steps accessing the base of the falls.- Kondalilla Falls
  • Kondalilla Falls.- Kondalilla Falls
  • The wet forest near the trailhead.- Kondalilla Falls
  • Looking toward the rainforest canopy from the base of the falls.- Kondalilla Falls
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Wildlife. Views. Waterfalls.
Cons: 
No clean drinking water.
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Region:
Other,
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
No
Highest point: 
1,151.57 ft (351.00 m)
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Permit required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Fall
Total Distance: 
2.92 mi (4.70 km)
Total elevation gain: 
738.19 ft (225.00 m)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,151.57 ft (351.00 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Queensland's Sunshine Coast evokes images of spectacular sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. However, there are hidden gems nestled in the lush green hills that serve as a beautiful backdrop to the region's beaches. One of those gems is Kondalilla Falls in the Kondalilla National Park.

The trail starts from a picturesque picnic spot at the park's entrance and weaves through series of sub-tropical rainforest groves. As the trail approaches the top of the 80-meter Kondalilla Falls, the surrounding forest gradulally thins out as the richness of the rainforest gives way to the more typical dry east coast bushland.

As you look north down the valley below the falls, the lasso-shaped trail splits, offering you the choice of a clockwise of counter-clockwise trip from top to bottom of the falls. The clockwise option (left fork) will take you first to the pools at the top of the falls before descending, while the alternative will have you descending a series of steps down to the base of the impressive falls before ascending through some of the region's most lush and dense rainforests.

Complete your chosen loop to return to the trailhead. Note that there is no potable water here, so come prepared, especially in summer.

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