What The Locals Love
💗 Fill your basket with cheese at the nearby Kenilworth Dairies
💗 Go for a picnic in the sunshine at Fritz Park.
💗 Float away the day at Booloumba Falls.
💗 Fall asleep under a blanket of stars at Booloumba Creek camp site.
When driving the greenery-strewn Maleny-Kenilworth Road, be sure to stop in for the day at Conondale, a hinterland gem packed full of rugged beauty.
Fill your picnic basket with local goodies (depending on which way you’re coming from, nearby Kenilworth and Maleny Dairies are a good spot to start) and begin your day with a picnic in the sun-drenched Fritz Park.
Maleny Dairies, Maleny
Fringing the pretty rural village is the towering Conondale Range nestled within the Conondale National Park: a place of unspoilt beauty and perfect for experienced hikers to get their calf burn on in. Serious trekkers can embark on the Conondale Range Great Walk which spans 56km (and usually takes around four days) or you can stroll the labyrinth of walking tracks that wind through the base of the park.
Conondale National Park
Dive a little deeper and you’ll find there’s a little bit of magic sprinkled amongst the towering trees here.
Booloumba Creek is the waterhole of dreams with water so aqua blue you’ll do a double take. Hikers will be rewarded too with the winding path taking you past the Strangler Cairn: an egg-shaped rock sculpture with a Strangler Fig tree planted on top. Over time the fig will grow, eventually enveloping the sculpture. Magic.
Booloumba Falls, Conondale National Park
If you can’t get enough of this oasis, you can pitch your tent on the shady banks and do it all over again in the morning.