Starting from the Wongai walkers’ camp, Kenilworth, this walk takes you to the Tallowwood campground via the second section of the 56 km long Conondale Range Great Walk track. Exploring the rainforest of the national park, this scenic journey through the woods features heaps of wildlife including short-nosed echidnas, rufous fantails and noisy pittas. The male regent bowerbird will be relatively easier to spot due to its distinct black & yellow body. On the other hand, gigantic strangler figs and yellow carabeens along the track are bound to draw your attention. The bodies of water you’ll come across are actually home to multiple frog species that are at risk of extinction. Enjoy the lovely views of the canopy as you hike through the land and see if you can see the coastline in the distance. Keep in mind that you’ll need a 4WD vehicle with good clearance to get to the start. 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.
Transport options and directions
This is part of longer journey and can not be completed on it is own.
Getting started From Wongai walkers’ camp, head south along the Conondale Range Great Walk track, moving directly away from the road up north. About a kilometre into the journey, the track will align with the Booloumba Creek to the right. Stay on the said track to continue along Wongai to Tallowwood Track.....
Directions & comments
Find the Wongai Walkers Camp at the start.
There is water tap (about 55 m back from the start).
There is a toilet (about 40 m back from the start).
After another 95 m (at the intersection of Conondale Range Great Walk & Canondale Range Great! Walk) turn left, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 3.6 km (at the intersection of South Goods Road & Conondale Range Great Walk) continue straight, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 820 m continue straight, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 2.2 km pass the "Mount Gerald" (80 m on your left).
After another 9.5 km (at the intersection of F Transverse Fire Trail & Conondale Range Great Walk) turn left, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 430 m come to "Tallowwood Walkers Camp".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Wongai to Tallowwood
7 h to 8 h 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 5.5 km apart with the largest gap of 16.6 km.