Sandy Creek Circuit

Tamborine National Park
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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.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Rainforest
528m
Maximum Elevation
101m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Access to this section is on the left towards the top of Knoll Road. There is a parking area with toilets, picnic tables and BBQ.

Address: 48/50 Knoll Rd, North Tamborine QLD 4272

Maps:

Sandy Creek Circuit

Route/Trail Notes:

To start the track. From the car park continue along the track/pathway (through the park facilities) there should be a split in the track, left is towards the start of the track, right/forward is towards a North facing lookout.

Track details: A well defined track through the rainforest will take you down to Sandy Creek. Once at the creek the circuit begins taking you to the ridge of the mountain. a 100m detour will bring you to the lookout where you can see Cameron Falls. From the lookout it's all uphill to finish the circuit.

Permits/Costs:

None

Other References/Comments:

Tamborine Walking Tracks

Comments

Well described great challenge for beginners. Ancient rocks

Margaret Peril on 6 Jun, 2021

Nice easy walk. Falls were lovely after the rain.

Pony on 16 Jan, 2021

nice walk. not the best view of Cameron Falls ,probably better after some rain. good view of surrounding area (but not the falls) from the lookout near the carpark. some steps and a few steep bits on the way back. lots of bird calls. nice area with chairs and tables at beginning of walk.

Rach on 9 Nov, 2020

Wonderful short walk. View is nice, You can see the waterfall from the view point, but it's no the greatest angle. Overall just the rainforest and bird life are great the way it is. The view from the park facilities I believe sees all the way out to Brisbane.

Maverick on 1 Aug, 2020

Wonderful short walk. View is nice, You can see the waterfall from the view point, but it's no the greatest angle. Overall just the rainforest and bird life are great the way it is. The view from the park facilities I believe sees all the way out to Brisbane.

Maverick on 1 Aug, 2020

Wonderful short walk. View is nice, You can see the waterfall from the view point, but it's no the greatest angle. Overall just the rainforest and bird life are great the way it is. The view from the park facilities I believe sees all the way out to Brisbane.

Maverick on 1 Aug, 2020

Wonderful short walk. View is nice, You can see the waterfall from the view point, but it's no the greatest angle. Overall just the rainforest and bird life are great the way it is. The view from the park facilities I believe sees all the way out to Brisbane.

Maverick on 1 Aug, 2020

Very easy, stunning walk. We decided to do this walk after a nice BBQ lunch at the picnic area at the end of Knoll Road. I was dressed in jeans and sneakers - that aren't really designed for walking. The walk was stunning and would be great for all ages and abilities.

wheres_wally on 4 Jul, 2020

Helpful panorama map with mountain peak names at lookout next to trail head.

Wanderlust on 23 Mar, 2020

Falls are looking great after the recent rains. Saw some beautiful orchids in flower on the rocks near the falls. Nice easy walk that is bang for buck. Look out fir the secret bower birds nest at the start of the walk.

Jimcar on 17 Feb, 2020

Perfect time to visit after all the rain we've had recently, the creek is flowing and the rainforest is alive with all sorts of birds and animals and plantlife. The waterfall is stunning. Definitely recommend going after its been raining.

Sarah on 14 Feb, 2020

Perfect time to visit after all the rain we've had recently, the creek is flowing and the rainforest is alive with all sorts of birds and animals and plantlife. The waterfall is stunning. Definitely recommend going after its been raining.

Sarah on 14 Feb, 2020

Nice short walk, came across a Lyre bird on a log

Olly on 17 Jan, 2020

I went there with my two kids. It’s quite easy. But the waterfall was a bit disappointing. We need more rain

Natasha on 25 Aug, 2019

Nice easy walk

Jeff Nutley on 20 Jul, 2019

Decent little walk really enjoyed it

Kcdixon on 23 Mar, 2019

Have been doing this walk for 20 years and still love it every single time. Easy walk for those starting out their bushwalking adventures. You can also climb out to the edge of the waterfall if you're feeling a little more adventurous ! :)

katielunt on 2019

Did this walk on the weekend. Well worth it! Quite easy and excellent walk. Top of carpark has nice picnic area and great views of the valley below.The track leads down to the bottom of the gully where the circuit starts (we went clockwise) don’t think there’s any advantage either way. The track follows the creek and eventually moves away as you approach the 90m Cameron Falls lookout side track to the left. The track to the lookout and the falls is slightly overgrown mostly grass. The return track follows the other bank of the creek and generally follows a higher line above the creek

David S on 21 May, 2018

Nice easy walk, the guide says 2.7km however the track guide at the start says 2.4km and my phone app said 2.4km as well and only took 45 mins and not the advertised 75 and we did stop for a few photos on the way. Interesting to see how much Yarrabilba has expanded from the lookouts though.

ozsailor on 17 Apr, 2018

Easy walk with lots of shade. Nice creek crossings and a bit of rock hopping at the top of the falls. Picnic grounds and toilets at the carpark

Tassie on 25 Mar, 2018

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