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Platypus Hole

Country NSW

Boonoo Boonoo National Park


Distance (kms):

0.1 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

4 m

Max. elevation (m):

934 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 2)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A short stroll to a beautiful natural pool, with a viewing platfrom, that is great for a swim on a hot day. 

This moderately trafficked walk starts from a small carpark off to the left of Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road, shortly after the Cypress Pine campground.

From the car park, it is a short stroll to a wooden platform on the edge of the pool, which is situated on the Boonoo Boonoo River. 

The pool is surrounded by forest and typically sheltered from the wind, resulting in glassy water that reflects its surroundings.

The pool is a great place to cool off on a warm day.

The pool can also be accessed from the Cypress Pine campground, using the track for the River Walk (approximately 300m from the campground).

There is an uncovered picnic table and fire pit near the pools which make the perfect place for a picnic.

Track: The track is short and is a graded path. The walk is well-signed and easy-to follow.

Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels. 

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

getting there

This trail starts from either a small car park on Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road in Boorook, or from a short 300m walk from the Cypress Pine campground on Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road, 3.5 hours drive south-west of Brisbane.

Approximately 13 kms of Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road is unsealed, including 4 kms prior to the park entrance and 9 kms within the park boundaries. That said, a standard 2WD vehicle is typically suitable in normal conditions. 

The car park is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

The pools are prone to flooding during or after rain. Be sure to check the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service website for updates regarding flooding and track closures.

Note that there are park fees associated with entering many national parks in New South Wales. Check the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service website for more information.

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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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