Flaxton is a small rural community in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland which is located just 30 kilometres west from the popular township of Mooloolaba.
Many visitors to the Sunshine Coast hinterland will pass through Flaxton on their way to the Kondalilla National Park and many stop to enjoy the quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
Flaxton Accomodation – Near Kondalilla Falls, Queensland
As you pass through Flaxton, make sure to visit Kondalilla National Park as it is one of the most spectacular parks on the Sunshine Coast that is popular for picnics, day trips and scenic tours. The park is named after the spectacular Kondalilla Falls, where you will see Skene Creek drop 90 metres into the rainforest valley below. The waterfall is at its best during the summer wet season and you can view the falls from the base all throughout the year.
There are several walking tracks located within the park including: Picnic Creek circuit – a 1.7km walk that takes approximately 1 hour to complete. This is an easy walk which passes through tall eucalypts and over Picnic Creek up to a lookout. A more challenging track is Kondalilla Falls circuit – a 4.7km walk that takes between 2-3 hours with over 100 steps down to the base of the falls. A moderate level of fitness is required.
Flaxton has a supermarket as well as restaurants and cafes which make it a great place to stop for an early morning coffee or for afternoon tea. There is also a French tea room where you can purchase a range of decadent pastries and desserts.
Flaxton also offers a range of accommodation options for visitors including a number of bed and breakfasts, lodges and private retreats. Click on the links below to find the best accommodation deals in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.