To get there, travel south from Kenilworth village towards Maleny for about 8 minutes (10km), and turn right at the Booloumba Creek turn off. From here the first part of the road is bitumen, and you will travel past the state forest camping grounds. Continue past the camping grounds…. or sometimes we stop off here for morning tea in the day use area…. as these are the last toilets and picnic facilities on the way to the falls.
The road then heads up a steepish hill (dirt road) and continues towards Booloumba Falls…. travel for about 12 minutes (9.8km), taking it slowly and enjoying the beautiful rainforest and mountain scenery and odd look out, on the way. It is a two way road, even though it doesn’t look it, so be mindful of the odd vehicle or motor cycle coming the other way.
The falls are quite well signed on arrival, and there is a spacious car parking area with directions on where to head to the falls. The walk to the falls from the carpark is a comfortable 1.5km, and is a quality hiking trail – we suggest that you wear closed in shoes all the same. You will see a number of creek entry points as you progress along the trail… though we recommend powering on until you reach the lookout…. well worth taking in the view and capturing a photo. Just beside the lookout, you will see the stairs going down to the swimming hole under the falls. Enjoy the waterfall shower and cool swim, and remember to take your rubbish with you on the way out.