Starting from Tallowwood walkers’ camp, Kenilworth, this walk takes you to the Summer Falls campsite via the third section of the 56 km long Conondale Range Great Walk track. Home to many nocturnal animals such as mountain brushtail possums and microbats, this part of the track also has many items left from the forestry era. The logging arch near the start and the trees labeled ‘photo’ are some of them. The said trees were marked to measure how much they regrew after being cut. Additionally, you can visit Peters Falls with a side trip for a nice change of scenery. Take care when crossing Sunday Creek Road. 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.
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.
Transport options and directions
This is part of longer journey and can not be completed on it is own.
Getting started From Tallowwood walkers’ camp, head north along the Conondale Range Great Walk track. About 1.21 km into the track, keep left at the 3-way intersection to continue along Tallowwood to Summer Falls camp Track.....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Conondale Range Great Walk.
Tallowwood Walkers Camp (about 40 m back from the start).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to the Peters Falls. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.3 km veer left, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 3.7 km veer right, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 450 m continue straight, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Conondale Range Great Walk & Sunday Creek Road) continue straight, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 6.2 km (at the intersection of Summer Creek Road & Conondale Range Great Walk) continue straight, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 1.6 km veer left.
After another 105 m pass the "Summer Falls" (50 m on your left).
After another 185 m come to "Summer Falls Walkers Camp".
Continue another 0 m to find Summer Falls Walkers Camp at the end.
This little side trip takes you to the Peters Falls.
Directions & comments
After another 165 m come to "Peters Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 165 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Tallowwood to Summer Falls camp
6 h to 7 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 4.7 km apart with the largest gap of 14.2 km.