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Wappa Dam and Wappa Falls

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by Lindee.j (subscribe)
A new writer, I live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. I am always finding something different to explore...
Published April 3rd 2015
Wappa Falls rock pools
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Wappa Lake looking to the Dam
If its peace and tranquility and some fresh water pools you're after, head to the beautiful Wappa Falls just off the Nambor/Yandinda Road, and turn into Wappa Falls road.

You will drive past the Wappa Falls Observatory before turning into Wappa Dam and Jack Harrison Park.
beautiful trees, lake, ducks, kookaburra
One of my favourite spots
Jack Harrison park is one of my favourite spots set on Lake Wappa (no swimming). Kookaburra and ducks will keep you amused as you walk around the beautifully kept park.
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The ducks are very friendly
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One of the locals

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Like a Lace Curtain
The Dam is stunning if you get to see it just after a heavy rain, it makes a stunning set for photos.
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After heavy rain
Just a short and easy walk through the bush, will take you to Wappa Falls, where there are safe rock pools to swim in. If you are more ambitious, you can go further down the trail to the deeper pools; supervision is a must.
gentle rock pools bush walks
on a quiet day
I do like swimming in the more gentle rock pools, though some like to sit under the waterfalls and dive into the deeper pool at the bottom of the main waterfall. It is the most beautiful setting with plenty to catch the eye of the camera.

You may see the odd turtle on the rocks if you're lucky. The scenery is stunning and the walking quite easy though paths aren't marked that clearly.

Whilst walking do look out for fungi, dragon flies, and exotic little plants that hide in the grass. As a photographer or artist you will find some stunning inspiration. Being such a popular place, you will find many people enjoying a barbecue while children can spend time playing in the playground.

The park offers toilet facilities also.
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Why? Relaxation
When: Anytime
Where: Wappa Falls Rd Yandina
Cost: FREE
Your Comment
You got some great shots of the ducks.
by Bastion Harrison (score: 4|12640) 2910 days ago
Yes they are very friendly and easy to photograph
by Lindee.j (score: 1|21) 2901 days ago
Thankyou for telling me about Wappa Falls. So close to me at Caboolture and I didnt know what we have stunning falls like this in our own back yard. Beautiful.
by sloro (score: 0|2) 2484 days ago
Visited here recently and what a beautiful gem of a place. The azaleas added colour to the lovely lawn and picnic areas. Good facilities provided. If you are looking for birds there are Comb-crested Jacana walking on the floating vegetation, an intermediate Egret fishing, kookaburras, flycatchers, dusky moorhens, crested grebes and figbirds. After seeing what the falls look like after rain, I want to visit again.
by jenni (score: 0|2) 2398 days ago
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