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Mapleton National Park with ecoTekkSC e-MTB Rentals

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Explore the Beauty and Thrill of Mapleton's Mountain Bike Trails

Mapleton National Park, located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, is a haven for mountain biking enthusiasts. With its diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to scenic lookouts, Mapleton offers an unparalleled adventure for riders of all skill levels. Enhance your experience by renting a high-performance electric mountain bike (e-MTB) from ecoTekkSC.

Key Features of Mapleton National Park MTB Trails

Trail Highlights:

  • Turpentine Trail: This 7.8 km return trail winds through wet eucalypt and scribbly gum forests, offering moderate slopes and natural obstacles perfect for intermediate riders.
  • Piccabeen Circuit: A 6.7 km loop through tall blackbutt forest and rainforest, featuring several creek crossings. Ideal for those seeking a serene yet challenging ride.
  • Kureelpa Falls Circuit: Spanning 8.5 km, this trail descends 200 meters in elevation, leading to the picturesque Kureelpa Falls. It’s a must-visit for its breathtaking views and diverse terrain.
  • Oaky Creek Lookout Trail: At 19 km return, this trail provides spectacular views of the Conondale Range and Mary Valley, traversing different forest communities from wet eucalypt to dry woodland.

Scenic Points:

  • Enjoy panoramic views from various lookout points.
  • Discover the rich biodiversity, including rare bird species and vibrant flora.

 

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Mapleton National Park Shared trails and mountain bike trails

Facilities and Amenities:

  • Ample parking, picnic spots, and restrooms are available.
  • Safety tips: Always wear appropriate gear and be aware of the weather and trail conditions.

What We Offer: 

  • Beginner-Friendly Bikes: Ideal for those new to mountain biking.
  • Family & Group Adventures: Bond over shared trails and experiences.
  • Couple Activities: Make your date unique with an e-MTB ride.
  • Own Your MTB? So bring a friend(s): Invite a friend to join the fun by hiring our e-MTBs for them to join you on the trials.

Important Tips:

  • There are no food or water facilities at the trails, so it’s essential to bring sufficient water and snacks. Packing these in a backpack will make your cycling trip more comfortable and enjoyable.
  • A Change of clothes for the return trip home would be advantageous.

Getting There:

Getting there by Car

Getting there by Public Transport

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Getting there Park by Car

Destination: Mapleton Day Use Area, Gheerulla QLD 4560

Google Maps Link: Mapleton Day Use Area

Driving Directions:

From Brisbane:

  1. Head North: Take the M1 northbound towards the Sunshine Coast.
  2. Exit at Nambour Connection Road: Follow signs to Mapleton via the Nambour Connection Road.
  3. Turn onto Mapleton Road: Continue on Mapleton Road through the town of Mapleton.
  4. Turn Right onto Delicia Road: Just after Mapleton Falls Road, turn right onto Delicia Road.
  5. Continue to Mapleton Forest Road: Follow Delicia Road until it becomes Mapleton Forest Road, a dirt road accessible by 2WD vehicles.
  6. Arrive at Mapleton Day Use Area: Follow the signs to the day-use area, located near the Leafy Lane Trail Head.

From the Sunshine Coast:

  1. Head West: Take the Sunshine Motorway (Route 70) west towards Nambour.
  2. Take the Nambour Connection Road: Follow signs to Mapleton via the Nambour Connection Road.
  3. Turn onto Mapleton Road: Continue on Mapleton Road through the town of Mapleton.
  4. Turn Right onto Delicia Road: Just after Mapleton Falls Road, turn right onto Delicia Road.
  5. Continue to Mapleton Forest Road: Follow Delicia Road until it becomes Mapleton Forest Road, a dirt road accessible by 2WD vehicles.
  6. Arrive at Mapleton Day Use Area: Follow the signs to the day-use area, located near the Leafy Lane Trail Head.

From Noosa Heads:

  1. Head South: Take the Sunshine Motorway (Route 70) south towards the Sunshine Coast.
  2. Merge onto Bruce Highway (M1): Head south on the M1 towards Nambour.
  3. Exit at Nambour Connection Road: Follow signs to Mapleton via the Nambour Connection Road.
  4. Turn onto Mapleton Road: Continue on Mapleton Road through the town of Mapleton.
  5. Turn Right onto Delicia Road: Just after Mapleton Falls Road, turn right onto Delicia Road.
  6. Continue to Mapleton Forest Road: Follow Delicia Road until it becomes Mapleton Forest Road, a dirt road accessible by 2WD vehicles.
  7. Arrive at Mapleton Day Use Area: Follow the signs to the day-use area, located near the Leafy Lane Trail Head.

Points of Interest Along the Way:

  • Mapleton Falls Lookout: A short detour to enjoy the breathtaking views of Mapleton Falls and its surroundings.
  • Delicia Road: Scenic drive through lush forested areas, offering glimpses of local wildlife and beautiful landscapes.

Enjoy your visit to Mapleton National Park, where nature and adventure await you at every turn!

Getting there by Public Transport

Mapleton National Park is accessible by public transport, making it convenient for visitors who prefer not to drive. Here’s how you can reach the park using Translink routes.

Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Catch a Train to Nambour Train Station:
    • Board one of the trains servicing Nambour Train Station, including routes from Brisbane City, Gympie, Ipswich, Nambour, and Springfield.
  2. Catch a Bus to Nambour Train Station:
    •  Route 610; Route 612; Route 630; Route 631; Route 636; Route 637; Route 638; Route 649
  3. Transfer to Route 890:
    • From Nambour Train Station, transfer to Translink Bus Route 890.
    • Route 890 travels from Nambour Train Station to various stops in the region, including Mapleton.
  4. Disembark at Stop ID 830071 (Tamarin Drive at Mapleton Forest Rd, Mapleton):
    • Ask the driver to notify you when approaching Stop ID 830071. This stop is the closest to Mapleton National Park’s day-use area.

Use the Translink Journey Planner to get specific details on how to get from your accommodation to Mapleton National Park MTB Trails.

Final Leg to the Trails:

Walk to Mapleton Day Use Area. From Stop ID 830071, it’s a 2.2 km walk to the Mapleton Day Use Area along Mapleton Forest Rd. The walk is scenic and relatively easy, making it a pleasant start to your adventure.

Convenient e-MTB Rentals with ecoTekkSC:

    • Option 1: Walk the 2.2 km from Stop ID 830071 to Mapleton Day Use Area, and ecoTekkSC will meet you there with your e-MTB(s) at the agreed time.
    • Option 2: Contact ecoTekkSC to meet you at Stop ID 830071 with your rented e-MTB. You can then enjoy a quick and easy 2.2 km ride along Mapleton Forest Rd to the park.

Enjoy the convenience of public transport combined with the flexibility of ecoTekkSC’s e-MTB rentals for an unforgettable experience in Mapleton National Park.

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