As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all camping areas and camp sites, barbecue facilities, specified high visitation sites, and all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) Visitor Centres and Wildlife Centres within Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas are closed until further notice.
The Conondale National Park is a beautiful natural attraction which is located 130 kilometres north of Brisbane and 15 kilometres south of the Kenilworth township.
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.
Conondale National Park – 4WD, Camping & Map, Qld
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. Walks include:
- Peters Creek Walk: 500m (return), a short 15-minute walk through an open forest to rock pools.
- Booloumba Falls Walk: 3km (return), allow 2hrs for his walk and discover waterfalls and rock pools.
- Gold Mine Walk: 5.2km (return), this is a 2.5hr walk with scenic views of Booloumba Creek and leads to an old gold mine from the 1920s.
- Strangler Cairn: 6.5km (return), allow 2 1/2 hrs where you will see an impressive 3.7-metre high Strangler Cairn sculpture by artist Andy Goldsworthy. It is made from hundreds of blocks of hand-cut granite.
There are also a number of longer walks which can take half a day to a number of days.
Mountain bike riding is also permitted within the park on vehicle tracks within the national park. However, please note that mountain bike riding is not permitted on walking tracks and beyond locked gates.
Stop at one of the picnic areas after your walk or ride and enjoy the use of the picnic tables, BBQ’s and toilets at the Booloumba Creek day-use area beside the creek. You must bring your own water and ensure you take away rubbish. Domestic animals are not permitted within the park, with the exception of horses, which may be ridden on the Horse Trail Network only.
There are three camping areas 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 sites must be booked well in advance.