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Adventure: Mapleton Lilyponds and National Park Forest Loop

Easy loop around a serene park and pond, full of water lilies, in the centre of this gorgeous little town.

Mapleton Lilyponds and National Park Forest Loop

Easy loop around a serene park and pond, full of water lilies, in the centre of this gorgeous little town.

Suitability

Suitable for all ages and families.

Highlights

This parkland has a country feel, located in the heart of Mapleton.

The lilyponds and surrounding landscape offer a tranquil experience, with beautiful gardens and natural shade

The lilyponds are circled by a paved 500m walking path, perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll.

The extensive parkland includes wide open spaces, seating areas, a gazebo, barbecue facilities, outdoor gym equipment, playground and a new fenced off leash dog area.

The parkland also houses the Mapleton Skate Park, incorporating a balanced mix of ramp and street elements, which is ideal for beginners and intermediates.

With so much space and facilities on offer, this is an ideal place for the next family catch up!

Mapleton Lilyponds and National Park Forest Loop
Mapleton Lilyponds and National Park Forest Loop
Mapleton Lilyponds and National Park Forest Loop
Mapleton Lilyponds and National Park Forest Loop
Mapleton Lilyponds and National Park Forest Loop
Mapleton Lilyponds and National Park Forest Loop
Mapleton Lilyponds and National Park Forest Loop

Afterwards

Take a short stroll into town and enjoy this quaint hinterland village, or for adventure lovers, there are many walks to enjoy in this area including Piccabeen Circuit (6.7km) and the Kureelpa Falls Circuit (8.5km) at the nearby Mapleton Day Use Area.

While you're in the region admiring parks and ponds, pop by the Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World, three hectares of beautiful, privately-owned gardens, with Glass House Mountains and coastal views and a café

How to get there

Head to Mapleton at the northern end of the Blackall range, accessible via the Nambour Mapleton Road or the Montville Mapleton Road. From Mapleton township take the Obi Obi Road and turn right into Delicia Road and then turn right almost straight away into the Maple ton Lilyponds carpark.

Trail

Mapleton Lilyponds and National Park Forest Loop

For more than 250 walking, running, paddling, cycling, mountain-biking and horse-riding trails on the Sunshine Coast #chooseyournextadventure with Adventure Sunshine Coast:  https://adventure.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/

NB – For those who have a four-legged friend they wish to take on their adventures – be sure to check out council’s handy interactive off leash dog map to help identify the current dog off-leash, on-leash and prohibited areas when you’re out and about across the Sunshine Coast local government region  https://pets.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/

Mapleton Lilyponds and National Park Forest Loop

Mapleton Lilyponds and National Park Forest Loop
 
 

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