Kenilworth is a hinterland town in the upper Mary Valley area of the Sunshine Coast and is located approximately 30 minutes west of Mooloolaba.
Kenilworth is popular for the Conondale National Park which is a beautiful natural attraction and is located 15 kilometres south of the Kenilworth township.
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The park consists of 35,500 hectares of dense rainforest which is a habitat to a variety of flora and fauna including over 120 species of birds and many mammals and many rare and endangered species.
Mount Allan fire tower is a popular spot which provides a panoramic view of the rugged mountain ranges and at the Peters and Booloumba Creek junction, there is a scenic lookout over cascades, falls, rock pools and The Breadknife rock formation. There are a number of walking tracks found with the Conondale National Park where you will be able to explore the forests, creeks and waterfalls.
The District Historical Museum along Alexandra Street provides a living history exhibit with memorabilia, working displays, photographs and videos of the town’s historical past. Also worth checking out is the art gallery in Elizabeth Street that’s housed in a traditional Queensland-style building. There are exhibition spaces with views of a rainforest courtyard.
While you are staying in Kenilworth, visit the wineries near the Kenilworth Bluff and sample locally produced wines. You will also find art galleries, cheese shops and a bakery. You can also take in the scenic views of the Bluff, which has been a favourite destination of hikers and photographers.
Camping is permitted in Conondale National Park at Booloumba Creek, with camping areas 1 and 3 suitable for tents and camping area 4 suitable for caravans and trailers. Camping permits are required and please note that camp sits must be booked well in advance. You will also find a charming cottage with mountain views available for booking.
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