Mapleton Falls National Park, Queensland
In the heart of the glorious Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Mapleton Falls National Park is a place of intense beauty and natural treasures.
Find a prime spot on the viewing platform high above the Obi Obi Gorge and Mary River Valley. Take in the endless views of luxuriant green rainforest, piccabeen groves and the top of Mapleton Falls as it begins its 120 metre plunge to the pool below.
Spread out a picnic rug in the shade and enjoy some peaceful downtime in the fresh air, before heading off to explore the forest on the Wompoo Circuit.
Riparian rainforest and open eucalypt forest communities are protected here.
When walking in the rainforest, you may hear the wompoo fruit-dove, whose booming call reaches the ground from its feeding sites among the tree-tops.
During warmer months listen for frogs in the pool beside the causeway. Take a close look at rocks around the pool and you’ll see distinctive hexagonal shapes formed by volcanic activity 25 million years ago.