Mapleton Falls base access

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Mapleton Falls base access

Postby devoswitch » Tue 05 Jan, 2021 8:51 am

Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone has accessed the base of Mapleton falls in the Sunshine Coast hinterland before.
Just moved to the area and after a look at the falls and a lot of people saying it isn’t possible, it has been decided in my head I have to go there.
Thanks heaps
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Re: Mapleton Falls base access

Postby Nerdtrails » Wed 06 Jan, 2021 3:41 pm

I believe the issue with the base of the falls is that it is surrounded by private land with no safe access from the top where the lookout is.
This happens quite a bit in QLD with even some national parks being fully enclosed by private lands.
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Re: Mapleton Falls base access

Postby devoswitch » Wed 06 Jan, 2021 8:55 pm

Thank for your reply bud. I’m more specifically asking if anyone has done this before. Maybe they could pm me.
I’m going to get there somehow.
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Re: Mapleton Falls base access

Postby dalehikes » Tue 12 Jan, 2021 10:03 am

devoswitch wrote:I’m more specifically asking if anyone has done this before.
I’m going to get there somehow.


I can verify it has been done before.

As mentioned before, private property is an issue.

An astute navigator might be able to get there staying within NP bounds but it would probably require some rope use, providing the vegetation is forgiving...
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