National Parks


QLD Sunshine Coast - Mapleton Falls National Park

On the scenic Blackall Range, Mapleton Falls National Park protects a small remnant of the forests which once covered this part of the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Hexagonal columns in Pencil Creek near the picnic area remain from volcanic activity 25 million years ago. Pencil Creek plunges 120m into the valley below.

Together with nearby Kondalilla National Park, this park provides an important refuge for native wildlife.

See the spectacular view from the lookout over Mapleton Falls. Read about the park at the information shelter.

Listen for the wompoo fruit-dove’s booming call. Look for birds early morning and late afternoon.

Enjoy the view over the scenic Obi Obi valley from Peregrine Lookout along the walking track.

Visit nearby Kondalilla National Park and Delicia Road Conservation Park or take the forest drive through Mapleton Forest Reserve.

Camping is not allowed in the park but there is plenty of accommodation on the range.

Walk through the rainforest and open eucalypt forest. Take drinking water. Check for leeches after your walk


Drive to Nambour via the Bruce Highway, then take the Mapleton and Montville turnoff 17km west to Mapleton

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)