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Coomba Waterhole

South Burnett

Maidenwell

KEY INFO

Distance (kms):

0.3 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 30 mins

Elevation gain (m):

24 m

Max. elevation (m):

469 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 3)

Route type:

Out-and-back

Traffic:

Moderate

Access:

2WD Sufficient

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A lovely walk down steps to a pristine water hole, perfect for a picnic or for cooling off on a warm day.

This moderately trafficked, well-marked trail starts from a small car park at the end of Coomba Waterhole Road in Maidenwell.


The walk involves a well-maintained set of stairs which descends through open eucalypt and grassland, littered with Xanthorrhoea (austral grasstrees) to a stunning deep natural swimming hole set among granite cliffs. 


The falls, and cascades above them, are typically dry, expect after heavy rain.


There is a flat grassy space near the waterhole that is the perfect spot for a picnic. 


Beware that the water is ice cold even in the warmer months but it is still a great place to cool off in the hotter seasons.


There is a toilet located at the car park, but no bins, so be sure to take all rubbish with you.


Track: The track involves a well-maintained set of metal stairs, that takes you almost all the way to the waterhole, with a few rock steps at the bottom. The walk is well-signed and easy to follow. The track is short, but the return is all uphill.


Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels. 


Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way that it came. 

getting there

The trail starts from a small car park at the end of Coomba Waterhole Road in Maidenwell, 2.5 hours drive north-west of Brisbane.


While the car park is relatively small, it is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.


While the car park is relatively small, it is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.


Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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