Kondalilla National Park
In the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Kondalilla National Park is a cool retreat with tall open eucalypt forest, subtropical rainforest and a spectacular waterfall, Kondalilla Falls. The falls drop 90m over Skene Creek into a rainforest valley.
Surrounded by farms and quaint villages, this park is an important refuge for many animals and plants including the rare Australian marsupial frog Assa darlingtoni 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.
Part of the traditional lands of the Gubbi Gubbi people, Kondalilla National Park has special meaning for the Aboriginal people who travelled here when the bunya nuts were in season. Kondalilla Falls got its name from the Aboriginal word meaning “rushing waters”.
Escape the summer heat in this small pocket of remnant bushland in the heart of the scenic Blackall Range.
Have a bush picnic or barbecue. See brush-turkeys, lace monitors and kookaburras in the picnic area. Don’t be tempted to feed them. Let them find their own food.
Take your binoculars and go bird watching early morning or late afternoon.
Camping is not allowed in the park but there are plenty of places to stay nearby.
There is no drinking water in the park so take your own supply and carry water on your walks. The creek water is unsuitable for drinking.