Cedar Creek Falls

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Cedar Creek falls is a picturesque place that makes a great day out for the whole family. It is located on the ascent up Mount Tamborine from Tamborine Village. Cedar Creek Falls offers a range of abilities for the whole family. There are picnic areas, public toilets and lookouts. The walkway to the first lookout and picnic grounds is bitumen so it’s suitable for strollers and has wheelchair accessibility. There are stairs for the rest of the path down to the rock pools and falls.

Along the walk to the waterfall, you will come across viewing platforms where you can stop for a breath and take in the amazing views. The track slopes downwards gently towards a fork where you stick left for another viewing platform. Continue until the tracks re-join and continue your downward walk through the dry rain-forest taking in the views.

When visiting, remember to bring your togs as the end of the walking track offers visitors a dip in the three rock pools between the rushing waterfalls. The rocks can be slippery and steep to get to the rock pools so it is recommended to bring reef creepers or sturdy footwear. It is prohibited to jump into the rock pools due to submerged rocks and other hazards.

Follow the same walking track back to return to the car park. On the return journey take the left road at the fork to shorten your uphill journey. Once back in the car park continue up the mountain by car to a local Mount Tamborine café for lunch or pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the picnic area with the wildlife.

BUNYA

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Bunya Mountains National Park is a great place to go camping or stay in a holiday rental. Bunya Mountains is just over a three-hour drive from the Fraser Coast region. The park has three camping areas catering to a range of experiences. Camping permits are required and fees apply. Bookings should be made well in advance for peak times such as school holidays and long weekends as well as if you have a large group. The roads that lead up the Bunya Mountains are steep, winding and narrow. The roads are not suitable for long or heavy vehicles but discretion is reserved for caravans, motorhomes and large buses. Remember to fill up before going up the mountain as there is no fuel in the Bunya Mountain National park.

There is a range of activities available for the whole family and all types of abilities. There is bird feeding on allocated times and days at the Bunya mountains convenience store with bird seed available to buy at the time. The Bunya Mountains has walking trails that vary in length with some being lookout walks or circuits with great views, boardwalks and maybe even a waterfall or two. The walking tracks are safe but it’s best to wear appropriately closed in shoes and clothing, wear sunscreen and insect repellent and always be on the lookout for wildlife as there can be anything from bush turkeys to snakes.

It is recommended to pack warm clothes and layers as the nights can get cold all year round and pack a raincoat as you’re in a rainforest in the mountains and weather can be unpredictable.

If you feel like just relaxing in the camp area you can still have a great experience. Wallabies fill the fields and birds fill the trees. For lunch, you can go to the café or restaurant and have a delicious warm meal.

No matter if you have a family with children or just a couple there is something for everyone.