Starting from the Ubajee walkers’ camp in Mapleton National Park, this walk takes you to the Thilba Thalba campsite via the third section of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, following Gheerulla Creek and visiting Mount Thilba Thalba along the way. Demanding but rewarding, this refreshing journey through diverse vegetation offers you great views of Gheerulla and Mary valleys. You’ll be accompanied by several bird species as you hike along the creek. Campsites on both ends have toilet facilities. Enjoy the picturesque environment, but watch out for snakes and goannas. The creek can get dangerous after/during rainfall, so try to avoid those conditions. A moderate level of fitness is recommended. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Transport options and directions
This is part of longer journey and can not be completed on it is own.
Getting started From Ubajee walkers’ camp (500 metres northeast of Gheerulla Falls), head northwest along the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk track. Keep right at the 3-way intersection, then follow the said track as it meanders west and aligns with Gheerulla Creek to continue along Ubajee to Thilba Thalba Track.....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
Ubajee Walkers Camp (about 55 m back from the start).
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
Then come to the viewpoint (85 m on your left).
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Great Walk & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk) turn right, to head along Great Walk.
After another 6.2 km continue straight, to head along Great Walk.
After another 185 m come to the "Gheerulla Campground" (80 m on your right).