Kondalilla National Park, Montville

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Kondalilla is a national park in the Blackall Range of South East Queensland, Australia, 91 km north of Brisbane. William Skene founded this area on his property while searching for lost cattle. He named it Bon Accord before giving it to the Queensland Government who, during the fifties, renamed it Kondalilla which is an Aboriginal word for running water. The area was first officially protected in 1906 as a recreational area, becoming a national park in 1945.Access is easiest by road from Flaxton, east of the park. There is a large picnic area where there are toilet facilities (non potable water). There are two tracks which lead to the upper falls swimming hole. A longer circuit track will take you to the bottom pool which is not suitable for swimming. Allow at least two hours for the circuit trip, which in some places is close to the cliff edge and is not fenced.Camping in the park is not permitted.FaunaThe park provides habitat for 107 bird species. It is also home to the rare Pouched Frog. The vulnerable plant species, Macadamia integrifolia, also known as the Bopple Nut, grows in the park.FloraProtected within the park is remnant subtropical rainforest. The park contains stands of piccabeen palms, pink ash, hoop pines and casuarinas as well as eucalypt forests and rainforest. The stand of bunya pines is the most easterly in Australia.
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  • Kondalillia National Park is very lush and green, it has a few hiking tracks if you wish to adventure and explore. Parking available, picnic areas and toilets. Good place to take the kids to run aroun...  more »
  • I wandered into the park with my towel and walked to the gorge for a swim. Beautiful forest with waterfalls, wildlife, trees, and a picnic park for those who can’t do the walk. Absolutely worth a visi...  more »
  • Small very nice ride, passing in the middle of the forest, between the FigTree and other huge trees. In symbiosis with nature, I Board this park for a good walk and a good dose of fresh air.
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  • Beautiful walk to the rock pools. There had been light rain recently so the pools were full. School Holidays meant the walk and pools are full of tourists. Parking was also packed so we had to park at the top of the hill. Took my 10yo and 4yo - my 4yo managed to walk the whole way with a lot of encouragement and bribes. Beautiful day out. Would've preferred to spend another hour at the pool, should've allowed 4 hours.
  • What a top spot. Did the falls circuit hike and loved every minute of it (need to be quite fit). Absolutely beautiful scenery and the views are amazing even though the bigger falls were not flowing. The rock pools were great to take a dip. Well worth the hour and a half drive from Brisbane. Just added some updated photos after the rain absolutely stunning when. The falls are fully flowing in highly recommend a trip here.
  • Absolutely stunning. Kondalilla National Park is a precious gem, as soon as you enter you feel like you're in another world. Whether you're looking for a small walk through the forest, a dip in the natural water pools, or a longer hike the park has it covered. Additionally there's picnic area facilities and bathroom facilities only a short walk from the car park.
  • Parking can be very tight on busy days. The walk to the pools has quite a few steps but well worth it. Great views and beautiful rainforest pathways. The swimming hole is deep and cool.
  • Popular swimming hole and hiking area. The walk to the pools is not too hard, although there are quite a few steps. Beautiful scenery. Worth a look!

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