Kondalilla National Park, Montville

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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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  • The kondalilla fall circuit is about 4.8km return and was quite an enjoyable walk. Medium difficulty. Views of the falls - beautiful and worth time effort. A must do when visiting Montville  more »
  • Firstly for those that love to connect with nature steer clear of weekends & public holidays. Far too many people who are not being respectful of the cathedral of special natural areas. The Kondalilla...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to walk around and to see the waterfalls. As you can also take a swim to cool off. There are some steep sections to walk with steers. Take some food and drinks to enjoy
  • A great place for a multi day or single day hike. The terrain is easy from the dam heading east up through the valley following the river. It ends with a quick set of switchbacks at the end to get to the top of Kondilla falls. The signage is accurate in the estimates to walk the sections. To walk from the dam to falls and back, give yourself 6 hours.
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