Cedar Creek Falls

Tamborine National Park

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.

Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted

Getting there:

From Tamborine Mountain Road, turn into Cedar Creek Falls Road and follow to the end. There is limited car park space here and on weekends is very, very busy, requiring you to park at the top of the road and walk down the road, an extra 1km each way.

There are plenty of BBQs, tables and open spaces to spread out for a picnic.


Cedar Creek Falls

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, follow the boardwalk down to the lookout. From here, the track falls away down to the rock pools below the water falls. You will need to scramble across the boulders to reach the three pools.



Other References/Comments:

Tamborine Walking Tracks


Nice spot for a swim, making it very popular in the warmer months.

Jess on 22 Jan, 2017

Not the place to go for peace and tranquility, but clearly a popular swimming and diving spot. Easy concreted paths.

kodama on 2017

Loads of fun playing in the pools. Such a shame that people choose to leave their litter. Filled up a spare carrier bag I had with other people's rubbish!

Samuel Armstrong on Dec, 2016

Short and Sweet. Beautiful waterfall, popular swimming hole. If you're on Mt Tamborine, you'll want to check this one out. If it's hot bring togs. It does get pretty busy on a hot weekend. Lot's of Lace Monitors in the surrounded picnic areas. If you're interested the falls are featured in my video where I did a couple of hikes on Mt Tamborine that day.


caus_91 on 5 Oct, 2016

Great waterfalls and swimming holes 👏👏👍🏻

Marty on 11 Sep, 2016

Me an Dion went there for a swim people were jumping from the waterfall

Daniela Paroletti on 2016

We were camped at Thunderbird Park, so this was a logical start to our second day of walks on Tamborine Mountain. At 9am, with very few people around, we had no problems parking and enjoyed the walk down to the falls and pool.
Return late afternoon for a cooling swim and the place was packed, many having to walk the 1.2km from the top of the road. We moved to the lower less popular pools and enjoyed paddling around with the kids.

F.A.B. on 29 Nov, 2015

Best place in town to cool off in some rock pools!

Zerpy on 10 Nov, 2015

Lovely walk with spectacular views over the swimming hole, and out towards the coast.

Brendan Wilson on Nov, 2015

great in summer to have a swim in the rock pools

Nadiya on Jan, 2015

No sweat but still pretty with lovely picnic places - good for an outing after church.

Matt Pienaar on 24 May, 2014

During times of heavy rain or flooding, access to this walk may be cut off.

There are plenty of carparking at this walk. Not to mention many BBQ's and tables. It is also suggested on this walk to stay within certian areas due to numerous cliff faces and the chance of flash flooding. People have been injured by jumping into the rock pools here and numerous signs tell you this on the way in.

The track has bitumen on it nearly all the way. The first stop after crossing the broadwalk bridge has views of the first waterfall. These are good but interrupted by small trees and shrubs.

It is not recommended but go down a little further go over the railing and down to a flat rocky area infront of the falls for really good shots of the first falls. And as soon as you are done come back the same way and continue down the track.

The second falls comes into view soon and there is a rock pool there where people often swim. There are plenty of sign on the opposite rock face warning people not to dive, slide down the falls or jump in. (watch out if taking a dip SUBMERGED LOGS )

Next is the third falls where just about everyone goes to cool off. There is a rope hanging from a tree branch (I would not recommend using this) most people just swim about and cool off in the third pool. It is accessable via a dirt track leading off just before the exit to the second waterfall.

Another day.... Another walk....

Boris Zoubakin on 25 Mar, 2010

Went here on a first date. Beautiful scenery.

Adam on 1990

It was a regular hike for us years ago. It was popular then too.

Steven on 1973

Was done on a reasonably busy day so lots of people enjoying the rock pools. Spotted one dislocated shoulder, one girl too frozen on the ledge on a position that was too awkward to climb back down, and a partner that was too whimpy to get in the water.

Dvette on Sometime...


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