Tamborine National Park


Tamborine National Park, is located in South East Queensland, Australia. Situated within the Gold Coast Hinterland and part of the Scenic Rim Regional Council. There are several lush rain forest walks to choose from ranging in difficulty.

Popular Walks


Queensland's first National Park (Witches Falls) in 1908. Palm Grove 1925, Joalah 1927.


  • Lush Rainforest.
  • Waterfalls
  • Several tourist attaractions withn near by.
  • Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens.


There are 3 ways to go up Tamborine Mountain

  1. From Canungra, Take Tamborine Mountain Rd.
  2. From Gold Coast/Pacific Motorway, Take Tamborine Oxenford Rd
  3. From Tamborine, Take Tamborine Mountain Rd.


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There are many types ranging from low-end to high-end. Bed and Breakfast stays available. There are also many places to eat and admire the view, arts and crafts, wine tastings and picnic grounds everywhere



Contact details

There is an information centre on Tamborine mountain.


QPW Gold Coast- 5576 0271

Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association- 5545 3200


1 km return
30 mins

Cedar Creek Falls

From Cedar Creek Falls lookout, descend through eucalypt forest and dry rainforest to the rock pools below. Take your swimmers and immerse yourself in the cold cleat water of any of the three pool.
If you are swimming, please be aware that there are many hazards in natural waterways. Do not dive or jump into the pools.

1.2 km return
45 mins

Curtis Falls

This enchanting walk begins in wet eucalypt forest beneath towering flooded gums. Notice a drop in temperature as the wet eucalypt forest merges into lush rainforest. Beautiful crows nest and staghorn ferns can be seen in the canopy above. The rock pool and surrounding basalt rock face provide important glow-worm and platypus habitat.

4.3 km return
105 mins

Jenyns Circuit

Palm Grove is named after the piccabeen palm that grows abundantly in this section. Explore the lush and diverse subtropical rainforest. Discover rainforest with emergent strangler figs, distinctively-buttressed yellow carabeens and fascinating fungi along the way.
Jenyns circuit drop from 530m to 340m and leads out into drier eucalyptus forest and open canopy. Here hoop pines, brush box and grey gums abound and you will pass through a grove of ancient cycads.

2.4 km return
75 mins

Lower Creek Circuit

Branching off the Curtis Falls track, the Lower Creek circuit crosses Cedar Creek before passing a giant strangler fig.
Beyond the strangler fig, the track has an uneven surfaces, creek crossings that involve rock hopping and natural hazards are likely to be present. Notice basalt boulders and columns on this creek-side rainforest walk.

1.2 km return
1 hr

MacDonald Rainforest Circuit

This precious tract of subtropical rainforest was named after Miss Jessie MacDonald, who generously donated part of this area to become a National Park in 1933.

This short, easy grade walk features towering strangler figs and lush groves of piccabeen palms, just south of the Tamborine Botanic Gardens.

2.7 km return
1 hr

Palm Grove Circuit

Short walk through a wonderful rainforest.

2.5 km return
1 hr

Sandy Creek Circuit

This walk features lush rainforest with towering trees emerging through the canopy and at the falls, eucalypt forest. It follows Sandy Creek out to the western lookout of Cameron Falls, where on a clear day you can enjoy views across the valley to Mount Flinders and the southern suburbs of Brisbane.

This Track travels close to steep cliff edges, so stay on the designated track and behind the fences.

The falls are aligned such that under the correct conditions a rainbow will appear. It has been seen in the afternoon in late July.

Easy and accessible for kids.

5.4 km return
4 hrs

Sandy Creek to Cameron Falls, Mt Tamborine

A great Southeast Qld creek walk, with some beautiful falls, only an hour from Brisbane.

2.6 km return
2 hrs

Witches Chase

Witches Falls is Queensland’s first National Park, declared in 1908. This track leads through rainforest with large red cedar trees and eucalypt forest to Witches Falls lookout. The waterfall only flows after recent rain and is best viewed from the lookout platform.

Return by the same route, or extend your walk by 3.1km by completing the Witches Falls Circuit, which starts just beyond the lookout.

3.4 km return
75 mins

Witches Falls

This is an easy walk. In the afternoon this walk is prone to high temps in the exposed areas. The conditions can change extremely fast always take rain protection.