Conondale National Park, Kenilworth

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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.
The 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.
Protected 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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  • Decided to try and walk off a 1kg doughnut, this did the trick. Unfortunately we did not have a 4x4 with high ground clearance so we had to trek about a mile to get to Booloumba Creek, we found out la...  more »
  • If you haven't been....GO!! This place is amazing, Child friendly and a fairly easy walk. The pools are refreshing and fresh. Take a picnic lunch to have when you return in the picnic area. If you lov...  more »
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  • Great National Park..Great walks and a couple of swimming spots as well. Awesome, and remember NO DOGS OR FISHING,,!!!! its a National Park👍
  • Great place for a quiet camping trip, clean ground helpful staff. Clean water streams to swim and canoe
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