1.3 km / Class 2 track – Easy / 34 min return – Walks – Mapleton Falls
Mapleton Falls in Mapleton Falls National Park. The falls tumble 120 metres down the escarpment from Pencil Creek.
This circuit track winds through rainforest and eucalypt forest. Wayside signs provide information about features. The Peregrine Lookout provides an excellent view of the Obi Obi Valley. Listen for the Wompoo fruit-dove calling “wallock-a-woo” and “book-a-roo”.
Excellent views of Mapleton Falls and the Obi Obi Valley are highlights for visitors to this small but significant remnant of the forests that once covered the sunshine Coast hinterland.
Remember: Wear sturdy, enclosed boots or shoes. Surfaces can be slippery. Carry drinking water. Plan to complete your walk well before dark. Wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Stay on marked tracks. Use a map or track guide. Ensure an experienced adult accompanies children. Obey all safety and warning signs. Take a charged mobile phone. Accidents have happened, even to experienced bushwalkers. In case of emergency try calling 000 or 112 if you are experiencing bad reception. Domestic animals are not permitted on the walks.