Jenyns Circuit

Tamborine National Park

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.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Follow Eagle Heights Road to the southern end and then turn right into Palm Grove Avenue. There is a parking area and picnic table. There is also access from the southern end of Curtis Road, which is off Long Road.


Palm Grove Circuit

Route/Trail notes:

The track from the car park is well defined and at each junction is marked with an information board, so that you can re-orientate yourself and decide which track to take.

Note that (2015) the two viewing platforms (one of Jenyns Falls) are closed for safety reason, as the cliff edge is very steep and fragile.

There is also the lesser walk of 2.6km around Palm Grove Circuit.



Other References/Comments:

Tamborine Walking Tracks

GPS Tracks


Lots of leeches. Beautiful rainforest. One of the plank bridges has fallen down on the far side of the circuit so keep an eye out.

JayWalker on 10 Feb, 2024

So many pademelons

Lihz on 19 Jun, 2023

A pleasant walk, would happily go again. Saw several pademelons and bush turkeys. Almost had the track to ourselves, only met one other couple along the way. I was 6 months pregnant at the time, so it got a bit tiring at the end, but that gives you an idea of what fitness level you need to walk this one.

Tammy H on 22 May, 2023

great walk, saw 4 pademelons.

Rach on 12 Sep, 2021

Saw a lyrebird for the first time. Day made.

Peter Hill on 6 Dec, 2020

A nice little track to do. Easy to follow. A couple a breaks through the trees to see the view. Only saw a couple people along the way. We did this one clockwise and nothing to steep. This is a good walk for kids to do but as with any of these types of locations, be aware there can be snakes. We only saw one Lace monitor along the way and no snakes on this occasion

Janelle on 18 Oct, 2020

Nice walk through a diverse rainforest, was quite amazed when it just randomly changed to eucalypt trees. Some water was flowing around the creeks near Jenyns falls, but didn't see the waterfall itself.

Maverick on 5 Oct, 2020

A picturesque walk that ticks many boxes. We liked the extensive piccabeen grove, fruiting black beans and a few interesting buttressed trees and strangler figs. Walked it shortly after good rain-an added bonus. Access from Curtis Rd is a bit longer but more scenic in my view.

Wanderlust on 16 Jun, 2020

Easy hour-ish walk with the kids past a few lovely, mossy rock falls, out into the open bush for 5 minutes then back into the rainforest.

TheTwhits on 1 Jun, 2020

Gorgeous forest walk, fairly easy to do - took us about 1.5hrs (maybe bit longer) with a 5 and 7yr old. No viewpoints really, but the forest makes up for it! Well signed and easy track, only saw 2-3 other walkers. Loved how the forest changed from tropical to Eucalypt. Cicadas we’re giving their best chorus! Will definitely do it again.

Laura Crous on 27 Dec, 2019

An enjoyable little walk, we did this with our 8 and 9 year olds and 90 minutes is spot on.
While this track doesn't have any waterfalls or spectacular views, the trees are simply stunning and if you love trees, you'll really appreciate this little gem. Even the kids were impressed!
Keep an eye out for pademelons, lizards and bush turkeys. Being late afternoon when we did this walk, there was a loud chorus of cicadas too. Also heard a number of kookaburras, a green catbird, and numerous other birds that I wasn't able to identify.
Beautiful spot! Nice and quiet, didn't bump into anyone else at all. It may be one of the less popular walks it seems, but that's okay with me!

Sarah on 27 Sep, 2019

Beautiful, easy trail.

awhittle19 on 21 Jul, 2019

This is a lovely walk, so beautiful and not as popular as other walks in the Tamborine area. Despite being right before Christmas and on the weekend there wasn't another person on this walk which was really lovely.

Bobbe on Dec, 2018

National Parks have renamed this walk to Jenyns Circuit as the side tracks to the falls and another lookout have been closed and I anticipate they probably wont be reopening as the comments from previously in this post looks like they have been closed for some time. That said quite an easy walk although today it was misty and damp under foot. Saw Bush Turkeys, A small Wallaby and plenty of birds. The not so nice wildlife was the couple of leeches I picked up but I guess you should expect that on a day like it was. Perhaps the title of the walk should change as there are no falls to see.

ozsailor on 30 Mar, 2018

did this walk.

gizmobazz on 10 Sep, 2017

A nice walk but the side tracks to Jenyn's Falls and the lookout have been closed off (appears to have been that way for a long time). A bit disappointing. Besides this the rainforest sections and strangler figs were impressive.

rob.bushman on 2 Oct, 2016

portion of the walk to the lookout remains closed

JoshF on 20 Aug, 2016

Enjoyed this walk. There are some really nice buttresses along the way as well as lovely picabean forest. The side track to the lookout over the falls is still closed though.

Ian and Sue on 22 Jan, 2016

We walked this track after a night of thunder storms and it was interesting to note how the upper area was so wet and slippery, yet the lower area was completely dry. The buttressed tree were different to elsewhere on Mount Tamborine, as if needing them to cling the eastern mountain side.
Lots of bird and animal life around, with a face to face with a huge goanna a highlight.

F.A.B. on 29 Nov, 2015


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