Flaxton to Ubajee

6 h to 7 h 30 min

11.7 km
oneway segment

↑ 469 m
↓ -451 m

Hard track
Starting from the Flaxton walkers’ camp in Kondalilla National Park, this walk takes you to the Ubajee campsite via the second section of the Sunshine Hinterland Great Walk, visiting Baxter and Mapleton Falls along the way. Get ready for a cool trip in the rainforest with heaps of canopy to shelter you from the sun on a hot summer day. Combined with the classic bushland parts, this diversity of fauna is favoured by many hikers. Both waterfalls have swimming holes that you can cool off in, but Baxter Falls is relatively more secluded than Mapleton. Speaking of, you can avoid the crowds by coming early. You’ll be able to hear kookaburras, owls and bellbirds as you make your way to Ubajee. Goannas can also be spotted basking in the sun or moving about along the track. Keep in mind that there may be an abundant number of leeches after recent rain. A moderate level of fitness and decent footwear is recommended. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Segment This is part of longer journey and can not be completed on it is own.
Full Journey Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk
Start Flaxton Walkers Camp (-26.6543182,152.8594708)
Finish (-26.603581,152.8303418)
Mode (end)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Flaxton walkers’ camp in Kondalilla NP, head northwest as you move away from the campsite toilet. Slightly veer right, then turn left at the 3-way intersection to join the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk track. Follow the said track as it meanders north and starts heading towards Baxter Falls to continue along Flaxton to Ubajee Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Flaxton Walkers Camp Start (a walking track).
There is a toilet (about 15 m back from the start).
Find the Flaxton Walkers Camp at the start.
After another 50 m turn left, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 1.6 km continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
Then cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 65 m come to the viewpoint (9 m on your right).
Then pass the "Baxter falls" (7 m on your right).
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Suses Pocket Road & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk) turn right, to head along Suses Pocket Road (a residential road).
After another 390 m (at the intersection of Obi Obi Road & Suses Pocket Road) turn left, to head along Obi Obi Road (a highway|tertiary).
After another 670 m (at the intersection of Mapleton Falls Road & Obi Obi Road) continue straight, to head along Mapleton Falls Road (a vehicle track).
After another 305 m (at the intersection of Johnson Road & Mapleton Falls Road) continue straight, to head along Mapleton Falls Road.
After another 580 m pass the toilet (on your right).
Then pass the "Mapleton Falls NP" (6 m on your right).
After another 15 m come to the "Mapleton Falls Lookout" (45 m on your left).
Turn right.
After another 125 m pass the "Mapleton Falls" (75 m on your left).
After another 60 m head up the steps (about 15 m long)
After another 7 m head up the steps (about 6 m long)
Turn left, to head along Wompoo Circuit.
Then pass a seat (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 turn left here. On returning from this side trip veer right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 160 m turn right, to head along Wompoo Circuit.
After another 600 m pass a seat (7 m on your left).
At the intersection of Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk & Wompoo Circuit continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 470 m (at the intersection of Delicia Road & Daymar Road) turn right, to head along Delicia Road (a vehicle track).
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Delicia Road & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk) turn sharp left, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk (a walking track).
After another 570 m pass the car park (20 m on your right).
Turn sharp left, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 7 m continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk & Linda Garrett Circuit) continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 90 m pass a seat (25 m on your right).
After another 215 m pass a seat (50 m on your right).
At the intersection of Linda Garrett Circuit & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 930 m continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 55 m continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 630 m continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 295 m turn left, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 360 m continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 115 m (at the intersection of Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk & Track 3) continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 1.1 km continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 420 m (at the intersection of Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk & Track 3) veer right, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 550 m continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 130 m come to "Ubajee Walkers Camp".
About 130 m past the end is a viewpoint.
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.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 50 m come to "Peregrine Lookout".
A seat.
Continue another 0 m to find Peregrine Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 50 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Flaxton to Ubajee


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 11.7 km
Time 6 h to 7 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 11.8 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3.9 km apart with the largest gap of 6.9 km.

Seat: There are 5 on route, on average they are 2 km apart with the largest gap of 5.1 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-17 m[toilet]
Toilet
4.8 km[toilet]
Camp site
11.8 kmUbajee Walkers Camp
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