Baroon Dam to Flaxton

6 h 30 min to 8 h

14 km
oneway segment

↑ 733 m
↓ -543 m

Hard track
Starting from the car park off Narrows Road, North Maleny, this walk takes you to the Flaxton walkers' camp via the first section of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, visiting several lookouts and Kondalilla Falls along the way. Baroon, Narrows and Flat Rock lookouts offer you diverse views of the environment around you whilst the rock pools on both ends of Kondalilla Falls let you regenerate some energy. Get back on the track and keep an ear out for the eastern whipbirds as you make your way to Flaxton. If you’re going to hike under wet conditions, remember to prepare well for the leeches. 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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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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
Segment This is part of longer journey and can not be completed on it is own.
Full Journey Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk
Start (-26.698224,152.8701415)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 580 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 2.3 km
  • Keep left onto Woombye Palmwoods Road and drive for another 180 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Woombye Palmwoods Road and drive for another 1.8 km
  • Turn left onto Woombye Palmwoods Road and drive for another 60 m
  • Turn left onto Woombye Palmwoods Road and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn left onto Margaret Street and drive for another 120 m
  • Keep right onto Margaret Street and drive for another 1.5 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Palmwoods-Montville Road and drive for another 60 m
  • Continue onto Palmwoods-Montville Road and drive for another 215 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Palmwoods - Montville Road and drive for another 8 km
  • Turn slight right onto Montville-Mapleton Road, 23 and drive for another 260 m
  • Turn left onto Western Avenue and drive for another 3.3 km
  • Turn left onto Narrows Road and drive for another 2.2 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 30 m
Finish Flaxton Walkers Camp (-26.6543182,152.8594708)
Mode (end)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park off Narrows Road(275 metres northeast of Secrets on the Lake Hotel), pass through the bollard and head towards the sheltered area in which there are multiple informative signposts. Then, follow the signage and head along the singular track meandering along Obi Obi Creek(to the left) to continue along the Baroon Dam to Kondalilla Falls Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the shelter at the start.
There is a car park (about 15 m back from the start).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to the Narrows Lookout. Located alongside Obi Obi Creek, this viewpoint provides you with a picturesque view of the said creek. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 990 m continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 830 m come to the "Baroon Lookout" (25 m on your left).
Turn right, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 1.3 km come to the "View of creek" (10 m on your left).
After another 1.4 km come to the "Little Obi Hump".
After another 770 m come to the "Flat Rock" (8 m on your left).
After another 2.1 km continue straight.
After another 250 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 620 m come to the "Kondalilla Falls Lookout" (on your right).
After another 130 m head up the surface|paving_stones steps (about 150 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to the Kondalilla Falls and the rock pools nearby. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Continue straight.
Then head up the surface|paving_stones steps (about 105 m long)
Then pass the waterfall (20 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional little side trip taking you to the Obi Valley Lookout. Involves steps. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 110 m veer left, to head along Picnic Creek Circuit.
After another 250 m continue straight, to head along Picnic Creek Circuit.
After another 195 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 110 m continue straight.
Then head down the 10 surface|paving_stones steps
Then cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
Then pass the waterfall (10 m on your left).
After another 145 m pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
After another 145 m pass the "Kondalilla Falls Road" (25 m on your right).
After another 185 m (at the intersection of Kondalilla Falls Road & Cynthia Hunt Drive) continue straight, to head along Kondalilla Falls Road.
After another 105 m pass the "Elements at Montville" (5 m on your right).

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After another 210 m (at the intersection of Kondalilla Falls Road & Carrington Drive) turn left, to head along Carrington Drive.
After another 210 m (at the intersection of Janine Court & Carrington Drive) continue straight, to head along Carrington Drive.
After another 90 m pass the pay phone (110 m on your right).
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Glenbar Avenue & Carrington Drive) turn right, to head along Glenbar Avenue.
After another 105 m (at the intersection of Flaxton Drive & Glenbar Avenue) turn left, to head along Flaxton Drive (a road).
After another 670 m (at the intersection of Flaxton Drive & Flaxton Mill Road) turn left, to head along Flaxton Mill Road (a residential road).
After another 255 m (at the intersection of Brigadoon Court & Flaxton Mill Road) continue straight, to head along Flaxton Mill Road.
After another 335 m (at the intersection of Flaxton Mill Road & Alice Dixon Drive) continue straight, to head along Flaxton Mill Road.
After another 105 m (at the intersection of Flaxton Mill Road & Akala Street) continue straight, to head along Flaxton Mill Road.
After another 260 m (at the intersection of Flaxton Mill Road & Allara Street) continue straight, to head along Flaxton Mill Road.
After another 155 m (at the intersection of Cycad Place & Flaxton Mill Road) veer left, to head along Flaxton Mill Road.
After another 400 m (at the intersection of Flaxton Mill Road & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk) turn right, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk (a walking track).
After another 1.4 km continue straight.
After another 10 m veer left.
After another 25 m come to "Flaxton Walkers Camp".
About 15 m past the end is a toilet.
Continue another 0 m to find Flaxton Walkers Camp at the end.

This optional side trip takes you to the Narrows Lookout. Located alongside Obi Obi Creek, this viewpoint provides you with a picturesque view of the said creek.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 145 m come to "Narrows Lookout".
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 145 m to the main route.

This optional side trip takes you to the Kondalilla Falls and the rock pools nearby.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then head down the surface|paving_stones steps (about 55 m long)
About 45 m past the end is "Kondalilla Falls".
Then cross the bridge
After another 6 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 75 m to the main route.

An optional little side trip taking you to the Obi Valley Lookout. Involves steps.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Picnic Creek Circuit.
After another 85 m turn left.
Then head up the 25 surface|pebblestone steps
After another 15 m come to "Obi Valley Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Obi Valley Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 100 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Baroon Dam to Flaxton


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 14 km
Time 6 h 30 min to 8 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 14 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 4.7 km apart with the largest gap of 9.3 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
9.3 km[toilet]
Camp site
14 kmFlaxton Walkers Camp
Toilet
14.1 km[toilet]
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