Sandy Creek to Cameron Falls, Mt Tamborine

Tamborine National Park

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

Scrambling or Climbing
Navigation Required
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

The start of the walk is on Mt Tamborine Rd, about 4.6km from the roundabout on the Beaudesert-Beenleigh Rd, with parking on the left (going uphill) just after the first hairpin bend. On the opposite side of the road to where you parked, look for a sign that says Sandy Creek Reserve, and you'll see a track with a gate across it. Go through the gate, which is the start of the walk.


QTopo North Tamborine

Route/Trail notes

After passing through the gate, follow a footpad for about 150 metres that drops down to Sandy Creek. Then it's a matter of rockhopping upstream. There are no real navigational difficulties as there is one main stream (a few hundred metres from the start of the walk it splits to create an island). After about 2km, you will reach a waterfall about 10m high. Skirt around this to the left. From here, the boulders get bigger and the walking slower, but after a few hundred metres you will reach the base of Cameron Falls. The last 50m of the walk involves very slippery rocks and climbing up some cascades, so consider taking some old sandshoes or reef shoes for that section. Note, there is nowhere to swim on this walk (and no pool at the base of the falls), but there are some nice places to splash along the way if the day is hot. Return the way you came. Don't be tempted to take a shortcut using Waterfall Break (which starts near the first waterfall). It is seriously overgrown!



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A beautiful creek walk, with enough water to make it pretty, but not enough to make creek crossings difficult.

Michael D on 6 Nov, 2022


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