Starting from the car park at the end of Mapleton Falls Road, Mapleton, this walk takes you on a circuit in the lush rainforest of Mapleton National Park via the Wompoo Circuit, visiting Peregrine Lookout along the way. Also, you can visit the Mapleton Falls Lookout after/before your hike to enjoy some exceptional views over the Queensland hinterland along with the waterfall. The dense rainforest is teeming with interesting wildlife, and the towering trees around add an extra layer of serenity to the experience. The Peregrine Lookout features a cozy sat with a backrest that you can refuel as you savor the views of the mountains covered in green. With interpretive signs and undulating tracks, this walk makes for a great opportunity for little kids to get started and learn about nature. Keep in mind that dogs are not allowed in the area. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Bli Bli Road, 23 and drive for another 1 km
Turn left onto Coronation Avenue and drive for another 1.3 km
Turn right onto Price Street and drive for another 880 m
Keep left and drive for another 60 m
Continue onto Nambour Mapleton Road, 23 and drive for another 10.4 km
Turn right onto Obi Obi Road and drive for another 2.9 km
Keep right onto Mapleton Falls Road and drive for another 850 m
Keep right onto Mapleton Falls Road and drive for another 35 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Mapleton Falls Road, head towards the white metal gate along the concrete path. Pass through the gap in the bollard next to the gate then veer right as you follow the “Wompoo Circuit entry” signage, passing by a green directional signpost to your left. Follow the said track as it veers left and crosses Pencil Creek. Shortly after crossing the creek using the bridge(205 metres from the start), turn right to continue along Wompoo Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
Mapleton Falls Lookout (about 45 m back from the start).
There is a toilet (about 20 m back from the start).
After another 140 m pass the "Mapleton Falls" (75 m on your left).
After another 40 m pass the "Mapleton Falls NP" (20 m on your left).
Then head up the steps (about 15 m long)
After another 7 m head up the steps (about 6 m long)
Veer right, to head along Wompoo Circuit.
After another 325 m (at the intersection of Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk & Wompoo Circuit) veer left, to head along Wompoo Circuit.
After another 60 m pass a seat (7 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip will take you to the Peregrine Lookout, where there's a cosy seat with a backrest for you to better enjoy the picturesque the view. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 520 m turn left, to head along Wompoo Circuit.
After another 160 m turn right, to head along Wompoo Circuit.
After another 25 m pass a seat (on your left).
Then head down the steps (about 15 m long)
After another 185 m come to the end.
This little side trip will take you to the Peregrine Lookout, where there's a cosy seat with a backrest for you to better enjoy the picturesque the view.
Directions & comments
Continue another 50 m to find Peregrine Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 50 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
30 min to 45 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 10 m from the start.
Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 410 m apart with the largest gap of 600 m.