Wappa Falls





A little Yandina local swimming hole with quick and convenient access with potential for new boulders and a few deep water solos.

Access issues

Warning signs are present regarding water with submerged obstacles and strong currents. Please respect that people have passed swimming at this spot in the past and to always check landing and water before climbing, and NEVER swimming or climbing new water after large rain events.

Up the river is the back of Wappa Dam, please respect the wall and not try climbing it.

Further down the river exists private property. Haven't talked to land owners yet to discover if their land extends to the water, or ends before it. Either way please respect them if you are exploring, as you represent the whole climbing community when out and about.


Carpark is located at the end of Pump Station Road off Wappa Falls Road. Please be mindful of the small carpark and the potential of small children and kids on bikes on the road.

From the carpark you can see the main swimming hole.

Where to stay

Your preferred search engine will recommend many hinterland and Sunshine Coast accommodation options.


A lot of potential for new boulders up and down the creek and water holes. Please respect private properties down the river and the dam wall further up river.

Remember your actions reflect on the whole climbing community so please limit chalk, be mindful of noise and language (many small kids and families do swim here) and ensuring we leave the places tidier than we often find them.


History timeline chart

No known history, however locals and kids have been scrabbling over the rocks around the water hole for years. If any history is known, please share.


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Selected Guidebooks more Hide

Author(s): Jimmy Blackhall & David Jefferson

Date: 2021

ISBN: 9377779499658

Hidden within the ordinary people of Queensland there exists a tight-knit community of scabby knuckles, grazed knees, massive forearms and iron-clad wills. This guidebooks seeks to shed light on this community and blocks of choice with all the information, skills and knowledge to open the door for you to explore all the bouldering that Queensland has to offer.

Author(s): Simon Carter

Date: 2018

ISBN: 9780958079068

A few years ago there was basically Frog Buttress and Coolum. Since then there has been more development than Barangaroo and South East Queensland should be on any climbers radar no matter what your style. Except ice climbing, definitely no ice climbing. But over 1250 routes with hard sport, multipitches and quality trad to make a great trip.

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