Subtropical rainforest, tall wet sclerophyll forest and spectacular rocky creeks make Woondum National Park a popular spot for locals and visitors. Woondum and Boulder Creeks join together to create Mothar Mountain Rockpools.
This series of picturesque rockpools is a stunning natural attraction within the Woondum National Park, a 10-minute / 16km drive from Gympie’s CBD and around 40 minutes from Kin Kin.
There are many ways you can enjoy these stunning natural rockpools – they are wonderful to visit for swimming, bushwalking, BBQs and picnics.
Situated amongst rainforests and tall eucalypt trees, you can completely immerse yourself in the tranquil environment accentuated by the sound of gently flowing water over ancient granite outcrops.
Mothar Mountain Rockpools is divine for swimming, lounging on the smooth granite boulders or getting a waterfall massage. Kids love playing around on the small rocky waterfall.
The rockpool water level fluctuates rapidly with rainfall as it is part of a major stream in Gympie. Brown sediment will cloud the water after wet weather but the usual is a cool green.
Make the most of the your visit by spending time discovering the rest of the Woondum National Park. If you love exploring on foot check out the 500m long trail that takes around 20 minutes to complete. It is an easy walk and perfect for families even with young children.
There is also a 3.5-kilometre walk for the more adventurous which takes around two hours to complete. For more adventure, check out Boulder Mountain.
The area is peaceful and one of the best picnic spots in the region, especially for those who appreciate quiet surroundings in nature. Amenities provided include wood-powered BBQ pits (BYO wood/paper/lighters), picnic tables and toilets.
The area is also home to the Lace Monitor or Lace Goanna as it is otherwise known. They have been know to help themselves to your picnic or BBQ, so don’t leave food unattended! Growing up to 2.1 metres long, they can bite if provoked and do have a mild venom so best to enjoy them from a safe distance.