Yerralahla Pool (also called the Blue Pool) is a long way to go for a swim… but it’s a quiet spot for a swim if you’re up for the 5.9km (one-way) bushwalk. The large rock pool is fed by Canungra Creek (West Branch) and is surrounded by dense rainforest.
I’m not sure why it’s called the Blue Pool, as in all the photos I’ve seen of the pool it looks green or grey!
A short distance upstream from Yerralahla Pool is a smaller, and more beautiful swimming hole.
If you do go for a swim look out for submerged rocks or logs – and keep an eye out for crayfish (known as spiny blue crayfish) and eels.
Getting to Yerralahla Pool
The steep walk down to Yerralahla Pool starts with the Border Track from the O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat carpark at the end of Lamington National Park Road. Turn onto the West Canungra Creek Circuit, which descend for about 5.6km before reaching the pool at the bottom of the valley. Return the sam way… or continue along the West Canungra Creek Circuit.
Finding the best waterfalls in Lamington National Park has more information on the best bushwalks to do if you’re chasing waterfalls, and a list of all the waterfalls along the major trails.