Wongai to Tallowwood

7 h to 8 h 30 min

16.5 km
oneway segment

↑ 772 m
↓ -618 m

Hard track
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.
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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 Conondale Range Great Walk
Start (-26.689933,152.6231144)
Mode Car (Keep in mind that you'll need a 4WD vehicle with good clearance to get to the start.)
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 460 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 8 km
  • Turn right onto Caloundra Street, 23 and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Continue onto Landsborough-Maleny Road, 23 and drive for another 760 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Landsborough-Maleny Road, 23 and drive for another 13.7 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Bunya Street, 23 and drive for another 33.8 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Booloumba Creek Road and drive for another 16.6 km
Finish (-26.6974432,152.5884426)
Mode (end)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
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.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
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".
The end.
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Terrain
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Wongai to Tallowwood


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 16.5 km
Time 7 h to 8 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
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 are 2 on route, on average they are 5.5 km apart with the largest gap of 16.6 km.

Toilet: There is one -38 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
-55 mWongai Walkers Camp
Toilet
-38 m[toilet]
Camp site
16.6 kmTallowwood Walkers Camp
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