Baxter Falls from Flaxton

2 h, 3 h 15 min to 2 days

6.1 km
return

↑ 289 m
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Moderate track
Starting from the intersection of Flaxton Mill Road and Old Mill Lane, Flaxton, this walk takes you to the Baxter Falls via the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk track, visiting Flaxton Walkers Camp along the way. The lovely waterfall amidst the eucalypt forest is well worth the hassle, especially if you’re here to swim in the ice-cold water. Turtles may join you as you cool off and listen to the burbling sound of water, accompanied by birdsong. You’ll also have a good chance of seeing iguanas whilst making your way through the rainforest. Flaxton Walkers Camp offers a serene environment, and has flushable toilets and a water tank. There might even be toilet paper inside, but bring your own just in case. Also don’t forget to boil or filter the water in the tank(if there is water inside). The waterfall is best experienced after some decent rainfall. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk & Flaxton Mill Road (-26.6611251,152.8665502)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 330 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Bli Bli Road, 23 and drive for another 1 km
  • Turn left onto Coronation Avenue and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn right onto Price Street and drive for another 880 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 60 m
  • Continue onto Nambour Mapleton Road, 23 and drive for another 15.7 km
  • Turn right onto Flaxton Mill Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Turn left onto Flaxton Mill Road and drive for another 400 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection of Flaxton Mill Road and Old Mill Lane, head towards the white “National park” sign next to a couple of green signposts, moving perpendicularly away from the road. Pass through the bollard and head towards the woodland gently downhill along the dirt track. Follow the said track(Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk) as it veers left to continue along Baxter Falls from Flaxton Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk & Flaxton Mill Road Start heading along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk (a walking track).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Tiny side trip to the Flaxton Walkers Camp site. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.4 km turn right, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 1.6 km turn sharp right.
Continue another 20 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3 km to get back to the start.
A viewpoint.
"Baxter falls".

Tiny side trip to the Flaxton Walkers Camp site.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 10 m veer left.
Continue another 25 m to find Flaxton Walkers Camp at the end.
"Flaxton Walkers Camp".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.
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Baxter Falls from Flaxton


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6.1 km
Time 2 h, 3 h 15 min to 2 days
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 1.4 km (plus an extra 50 m along side route) from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
1.4 kmFlaxton Walkers Camp
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