Baxter Falls and Fern Forest Guided Hike

From AUD $59.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Kondalilla National Park
  • Product code: P06S4Y

Perfect for beginners, your adventure begins with a hike amongst the tall Eucalyptus trees and then transitions into the National Park where you'll marvel at the lush verdant rainforest. We follow a section of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great walk with a picturesque winding trail 3kms down to Baxter Creek Falls, where you can dip your feet in the water, enjoy the sounds of the forest and for those not afraid of heights, cross the suspension bridge for a truly memorable experience (not to mention some amazing photos) The return hike leads us back along the trail where you'll experience the wonders of the forest and the rich wildlife found in Kondalilla National Park, including possums, wallabies, goannas, frogs and many species of birds. 

Come rain or shine, this trail is ideal for your enjoyment all year round, with Queensland’s signature stamp of rainforest canopy approval. The Baxter Falls and Fern Forest Hike is located 90 minutes from Brisbane or 30 minutes from Sunshine Coast.  It's the perfect way to experience the beauty and wonder that Queensland has to offer. 


  • A guided 6.5km hike through the rich green rainforest of Kondalilla National Park
  • Fascinating insights into The Blackall Range which includes majestic waterfalls, rainforests and tall wet forests.
  • Our personal recommendations for local cafes and restaurants to enjoy a well deserved meal or coffee post hike. 
  • A great experience with a multi award-winning hiking tour operator
  • Friendly and knowledgeable, first aid trained tour guide

The Hike Collective is an award winning, tourism accredited and eco-certified hiking tour company. We provide the highest of quality hiking tour experiences, so you can enjoy with peace of mind.  Read our reviews and see what hikers say! 


Enter these coordinates into your GPS -26.66125875360154, 152.864816607584 and follow the directions to where Flaxton Mill Road meets The Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.  There is a small parking area by the road, otherwise street parking is available on either side of the road. You will find your hike leaders next to the sign post for The Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk. 

IMPORTANT - There are no toilets located on this hike, so we highly recommend stopping in at the local town of Flaxton on the way. 


Considered a Beginner trail 


  • Bring plenty of water ( at least 2 litres per person)

  • Comfortable clothes and sturdy trainers or hiking boots. With the uneven gravel trail at times, good grip soles are advised.

  • If you have hiking sticks, please bring them ( although not essential!)

  • Personal First Aid kit 

  • Snacks / morning tea to enjoy along the way. (Please bring reusable containers and water bottles)

  • Camera to snap some great photos of your hike