“There is no denying that there is evil in this world but, the light will always conquer the darkness”
The aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie has without a doubt been absolutely devastating/heartbreaking and our prayers are with those who have been affected in any way, directly and indirectly. The big girl may have wiped out a lot of our beautiful surroundings but she has also given life back to many.
The rivers, creeks and waterfalls have stopped the aggressive flow and are now flowing beautifully in the Gympie Region so we thought there is no better time to do some exploring inland. Hidden in the midst of cattle country and rolling hills is a little slice of country paradise; Kinbombi Falls.
Kinbombi Falls is not plastered all over Instagram and we have never heard of the place before so we had absolutely no expectations. This was thrilling yet nerve racking as we did not want the 4 hour return drive from the Sunshine Coast to be a let down and ‘waste of time’.
Arriving at the Kinbombi Falls Rest Area, which in fact would be the perfect overnight (free) camping escape, we could not see any signs of a watering hole. Keeping our spirits high, we wandered down a dirt trail and was so surprised at was before us; natural rock pools with trickling cascades flanked by steep rocky cliffs.
We spent hours rock hopping through the gorge, spotting turtles, swimming in the refreshing although brown water and enjoyed having the hidden gem to ourselves.
If you are looking for an ‘off the beaten track’ type of day adventure / pit stop during your travels then make note of this natural beauty! However be sure to plan this adventure around recent rainfall otherwise you will be let down.
How to get There: Coming from the south – Follow the Bruce Highway (A1) through Gympie and keep an eye out for a left hand turn on to the Wide Bay Highway. Continue along the Wide Bay Highway for approx. 56km before turning left on to Kinbombi Road. The rest area is 5km down Kinbombi Road on the left hand side. The area is well signed so getting lost should not be a concern.