Conondale National Park

Kenilworth is a destination firmly cemented in the itineraries of many South-East Queensland day-trippers.

The little town has seen a surge in popularity of late, with the famous bakery doing a roaring trade over the weekend. There are also a handful of little shops to duck in and out of, as well as Kenilworth Dairies, the perfect spot for lunch if you’re not feeling doughnutty.

The town also sits in a pretty good spot to access a range of very pretty national park drives in the region. One, just 7kms south on Boolumba Creek Road, is the Conondale National Park.

The park is packed with bush walks. Whether it be out to the Boolumba Creek Falls, or into an old, abandoned Gold Mine, there are plenty of options. There is even a 56km circuit that encompasses them all, which if you’re up to it, is expected to take 4 days.

If you’re looking for a way to tackle a day trip in style, can we recommend the new Isuzu D-MAX. Isuzu have stepped up their game in this, 2021 model. The interior is a lovely place to be, with plenty of safety kit to boot, meaning if you have the young ones in tow, you can have the confidence that they are safe and sound.

Boolumba Creek Road has a few water crossings along it, which can be impassable after a bit of rain. Best check by calling Kenilworth first, but if it’s good to go, the D-MAX’s 800mm wading depth will have you covered.

Sammie O’Brien recently treated two of the Brisbane Lions AFLW winning side to this exact route. Shannon Campbell and Sophie Conway couldn’t have been more excited. Even more so as they were crowned premiers in this year’s competition.

Check out the Isuzu D-MAX online now. You can also keep up to date with all the Lion’s men’s team progress by heading to their website. Finally, if you are planning to take on Kenilworth, or indeed Boolumba, check out the National Parks website for any changes in weather or road conditions.

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