Gardners Falls


Gardners Falls

Excellent swimming hole, Gardners Falls is found along 15 minutes return walk at Sunshine Coast.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 26° 45.592' E 152° 52.423'
Parking: Obi Ln S, Maleny
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 15min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 9m Type of the waterfall: Cascade

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 26° 45.592' E 152° 52.423'
Parking:     Obi Ln S, Maleny
Access:     15min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Gardners Falls is roughly a 35 minutes’ drive away from Sunshine Coast, or 1hr 15 minutes' from Brisbane. From Sunshine Coast travel west along the State Route 8/Maroochydore Rd. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Nambour Connection Rd and follow this road for the next 2km, then slide left onto Woombye Palmwoods Rd and follow it for the next 4km. Then turn left on Margaret St, after 2.5km turn right onto Hunchy Rd. After 5km of driving slide left onto Razorback Rd, then turn left onto Main St/Tourist Drive 23. Stay on the Tourist Drive 23 for the next 12km, then turn right onto Obi Ln S. The car park is at the end of the road (1.3km). The road surface is sealed.

The parking has all sorts of facilities, including picnic tables and toilets.

A concrete path, with tables and benches along the way, leads to the top of the waterfall which you can reach with ease in 5-7 minutes. 

The basin at the base of the falls is a popular swmming hole. You can, with care, reach the base of the waterfall.

Return via the same route. Total walking time is 10-15 minutes.

Gardners Falls is a permanent waterfall.

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