Rock Pools Waterfall


Rock Pools Waterfall

Rock Pools Waterfall is a popular swimming spot near Sunshine Coast.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 26° 40.411' E 152° 51.931'
Parking: Kondalilla Falls Car Park, Kondalilla Falls Rd, Flaxton
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 1hr 

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 4m Type of the waterfall: Cascade

Rating:       ⭐
GPS:          S 26° 40.411' E 152° 51.931'
Parking:     Kondalilla Falls Car Park, Kondalilla Falls Rd, Flaxton
Access:     1hr  return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Rock Pools Waterfall is roughly a 30 minutes’ drive away from Sunshine Coast, or 1hr 30 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 2.5km, then turn left onto Kondalilla Falls Rd and follow it for the next 800m until you reach the car park. The road surface is sealed.

The car park has all sorts of facilitie, including BBQ, picnic tables, toilets and information board (100m downhill walk from the parking).

Follow Rock Pools Wallk which rightly in 30 minutes brings you to the Rock Pools and a short, 4-5m waterfall. 

Return either via the same route (1hour return walk), or walk it as Kondalilla Falls loop track (1.5hours return). Make sure you’ve got enough water, and reasonable level of fitness is required.

Rock Pools Waterfall is a permanent waterfall but can be almost dry without rains. Best time to visit - Feb-Mar.

It is a very popular swimming hole in the area.

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