Summer Falls to Booloumba

5 h to 7 h

10.1 km
oneway segment

↑ 564 m
↓ -813 m

Hard track
Starting from Summer Falls walkers’ camp, Kenilworth, this walk takes you to the Booloumba Creek Day Use Area via the fourth and last section of the 56 km long Conondale Range Great Walk track. Notice the stunning change in vegetation as you head along the track. Open forest to wet sclerophyll, then some rainforest to finish it off. Remember to stop and turn back whilst en route to Mount Allan for great views towards Booloumba Gorge. The said mountain was able to withstand more erosion than the surrounding area due to the quartzite parts of the summit. The fire tower atop offers panoramic views of the Conondale Range. A section of the track is also accessible by mountain bike and horse riders, so keep an ear out. Depending on the weather and track conditions, you may need to park your vehicle 2-3 kilometres up north and cross Booloumba Creek twice on foot to get to the Day Use Area unless you have a 4WD vehicle with good clearance. Summer Falls track head is not accessible by car. 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 Summer Falls Walkers Camp (-26.6323849,152.6122095)
Finish (-26.6448896,152.6496403)
Mode (end) Car   (Depending on the weather and track conditions, you may need to park your vehicle 2-3 kilometres up north and cross Booloumba Creek twice on foot unless you have a 4WD vehicle with good clearance.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Summer Falls walkers’ camp, head northwest along the singular dirt track, moving towards Summer Falls. Follow the track as it veers left, then keep left at the 3-way intersection to continue along the Summer Falls to Booloumba Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Summer Falls Walkers Camp Start (a walking track).
Find the Summer Falls Walkers Camp at the start.
After 215 m pass the "Summer Falls" (50 m on your right).
After another 80 m veer right, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 1.6 km (at the intersection of Conondale Range Great Walk & Summer Creek Road) turn left, to head along Summer Creek Road (a vehicle track).
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Conondale Range Great Walk & Summer Creek Road) veer right, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk (a walking track).
After another 1.6 km (at the intersection of Conondale Range Great Walk & Summer Creek Road) continue straight, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Sunday Creek Road & Conondale Range Great Walk) continue straight, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the summit of Mt. Allan, giving you great 360-degree views from the fire tower atop said mountain. Will add 20-25 minutes to your moving time. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 2 km (at the intersection of Conondale Range Great Walk & Conondale Range Great Walk - Mount Allen) veer right, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 3.6 km come to the "Booloumba Creek No 3 Campground" (215 m on your right).
After another 230 m (at the intersection of Conondale Range Great Walk & Boloomba Ck No1 campground to Great Walk) continue straight, to head along Conondale Range Great Walk.
After another 325 m come to "Booloumba Creek No 4 Campground".
About 25 m past the end is a toilet.
About 20 m past the end is a seat.
The end.

This side trip takes you to the summit of Mt. Allan, giving you great 360-degree views from the fire tower atop said mountain. Will add 20-25 minutes to your moving time.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Conondale Range Great Walk - Mount Allen & Conondale Range Great Walk Start heading along Conondale Range Great Walk - Mount Allen (a walking track).
After another 710 m (at the intersection of Mount Allan Fire Trail & Conondale Range Great Walk - Mount Allen) turn right, to head along Mount Allan Fire Trail (a vehicle track).
Then head up the very steep (10% ~ 5.7°) incline
After another 15 m come to "Mount Allan Fire Tower".
"Mount Allan".
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 720 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Summer Falls to Booloumba


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 10.1 km
Time 5 h to 7 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
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 3.4 km apart with the largest gap of 9.5 km.

Toilet: There is one 10.1 km from the start.

Seat: There is one 10.1 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
9.5 kmBooloumba Creek No 3 Campground
Toilet
10.1 km[toilet]
Camp site
10.1 kmBooloumba Creek No 4 Campground
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