Ubajee to Thilba Thalba

6 h 30 min to 8 h

12.4 km
oneway segment

↑ 520 m
↓ -493 m

Hard track
Starting from the Ubajee walkers’ camp in Mapleton National Park, this walk takes you to the Thilba Thalba campsite via the third section of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, following Gheerulla Creek and visiting Mount Thilba Thalba along the way. Demanding but rewarding, this refreshing journey through diverse vegetation offers you great views of Gheerulla and Mary valleys. You’ll be accompanied by several bird species as you hike along the creek. Campsites on both ends have toilet facilities. Enjoy the picturesque environment, but watch out for snakes and goannas. The creek can get dangerous after/during rainfall, so try to avoid those conditions. A moderate level of fitness 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 (-26.603581,152.8303418)
Finish Thilba Thalba Walkers Camp (-26.5903678,152.795397)
Mode (end)
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From Ubajee walkers’ camp (500 metres northeast of Gheerulla Falls), head northwest along the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk track. Keep right at the 3-way intersection, then follow the said track as it meanders west and aligns with Gheerulla Creek to continue along Ubajee to Thilba Thalba Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
Ubajee Walkers Camp (about 55 m back from the start).
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
Then come to the viewpoint (85 m on your left).
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Great Walk & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk) turn right, to head along Great Walk.
After another 6.2 km continue straight, to head along Great Walk.
After another 185 m come to the "Gheerulla Campground" (80 m on your right).
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk (Sam Kelly Road Exit) & Great Walk) turn left, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk (a footpath).
After another 2.7 km pass the "Mount Thilba Thalba" (25 m on your right).
After another 305 m come to the "Thilba Thalba Viewpoint" (105 m on your left).
Continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 1.4 km come to "Thilba Thalba Walkers Camp".
About 35 m past the end is a viewpoint.
Continue another 0 m to find Thilba Thalba Walkers Camp at the end.
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Terrain
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Ubajee to Thilba Thalba


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 12.4 km
Time 6 h 30 min to 8 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 3 on route, on average they are 3.1 km apart with the largest gap of 7.9 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
-56 mUbajee Walkers Camp
Camp site
7.9 kmGheerulla Campground
Camp site
12.4 kmThilba Thalba Walkers Camp
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