Mapleton Falls National Park
Getting there and getting around
From Brisbane, travel 105km north along the Bruce Highway to Nambour, then travel 11km west to Mapleton. Take the Obi Obi Road and travel 3km further to the signposted turnoff to Mapleton Falls.
Riparian rainforest and open eucalypt forest communities are protected here. Pencil Creek forms Mapleton Falls, plunging 120m into the valley below. 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.
Things to do
>>Picnic and day use areas
Sheer cliffs and slippery rocks near the waterfalls are hazardous. Wear sturdy footwear and take extreme care when conditions are wet. Always supervise children, keep to the walking tracks and stay behind safety fences to avoid tragedy.
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.
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PO Box 15155, City East QLD 4002
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Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service