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Kondalilla National Park

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Kondalilla National Park

Discover the walking trails and waterfalls of the Sunshine Coast hinterlands in this breezy mountain retreat just outside the charming country town of Montville.

After lazing on the golden beaches of the Sunshine Coast, find a cool reprieve in Kondalilla National Park in the Blackall Range. During the wet season, come here to see the mighty Kondalilla Falls.

The western escarpment of Kondalilla National Park is quite dry with eucalypts, grass trees, macadamia nut trees and casuarinas, but on the forest floor you can find a subtropical rainforest with ferns, vines and piccabeen palms.

This is the traditional land of the Gubbi Gubbi Aboriginal people and “Kondalilla” means “rushing waters.” If you are reasonably fit, follow the Kondalilla Falls circuit from the rock pool near the car park to reach a picnic area below. Watch how Skene Creek drops nearly 300 feet (90 meters) into a lush rainforest valley. Allow at least 2 hours to complete the full loop, which has 300 steps to help you get up and down the escarpment. You could also easily spend half a day if you take in a swim and a picnic. Note that by the end of winter, the stream may have been reduced to a trickle.

Bring your binoculars to spot some of the 107 species of birds that find a safe haven here. Look for the Australian peregrine falcons and the ever-busy brush-turkeys. The park is home to some 32 species of frogs as well, including the pouched frog named Assa darlingtoni.

The forest around Kondalilla was heavily logged by lumberjacks in the early days of settlement. See their ring-barked trees along the Picnic Creek circuit, an easy trail that takes about an hour to complete.

Kondalilla National Park is free to access year-round. The journey from Brisbane along the Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive takes about 2 hours and passes through Montville. Follow the Kondalilla Falls Road for about half a mile (700 meters) to the park entrance with free car park. You can also take a bus to Kondalilla Falls Road stop near Montville from the Nambour train station and walk into the park. There are basic toilets, picnic tables and barbecues in the picnic area but you have to bring your own drinking water.

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Altitude on Montville
Altitude on Montville
4 out of 5
94-96 Main Street, Montville, QLD
The price is NZ$248 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Located in Montville, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Egerton Nature Refuge, Headwaters Nature Refuge and Kondalilla National Park. Flame Hill Vineyard ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (368 reviews)
"Great experience and great staff! Will definitely be back!"

Reviewed on 12 Apr. 2021

Altitude on Montville
Kondalilla Eco Resort
Kondalilla Eco Resort
3.5 out of 5
61-69 Kondalilla Falls Road, Montville, QLD
Located in Montville, this romantic tree house is within a 15-minute walk of Kondalilla National Park and Kondalilla Falls Circuit Trailhead. Kondalilla Falls ...
4.4/5Excellent! (499 reviews)
"Beautiful place and great accommodation. Excellent value for money."

Reviewed on 2 Apr. 2021

Kondalilla Eco Resort
Montville Country Cabins
Montville Country Cabins
4.5 out of 5
396 Western Avenue, Montville, QLD
Located in Montville, this luxury cabin is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Flame Hill Vineyard, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kondalilla National Park and Mapleton Falls ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
"Located in a lovely spot overlooking a lake. Birds came the balcony at breakfast."

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2021

Montville Country Cabins
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Altitude on Montville
Altitude on Montville
4 out of 5
94-96 Main Street, Montville, QLD
The price is NZ$248 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
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3.5 out of 5
61-69 Kondalilla Falls Road, Montville, QLD
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4.5 out of 5
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The Falls Montville
4.5 out of 5
20 Kondalilla Falls Road, Montville, QLD
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Belle's at Montville
4 out of 5
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The price is NZ$327 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
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Montagues of Montville
Montagues of Montville
4.5 out of 5
77 Kondalilla Falls Road, Montville, QLD
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Flame Hill Vineyard
Flame Hill Vineyard
3.5 out of 5
249 Western Avenue, Montville, QLD
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