Tamborine National Park

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Summary

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.

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History

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

Features

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

Access

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.

Maps

Sunmap Tamborine 1:250 000

Accommodation

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

Camping

Other

Contact details

There is an information centre on Tamborine mountain.

 

QPW Gold Coast- 5576 0271

Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association- 5545 3200

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/tamborine/

Easy
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.

Easy
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.

Easy
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.

Easy
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.

Easy
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.

Easy
2.7 km return
1 hr

Palm Grove Circuit

Short walk through a wonderful rainforest.

Easy
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
1 hr

Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens

Perfect with children. Easy walk, beautiful environment.

Very Easy
1.5 km return
45 mins

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

A spectacular elevated walkway through the beautiful middle and upper canopies of the rainforest. The walkway is a stable, high-tech steel structure enabling visitors to explore these canopies in a safe and secure way. It descends gradually to the lower canopy and follows points of interest including rock pools and tumbling creeks, a butterfly lookout, local history enclosure and sheltered rest areas along the way until reaching the amazing Cantilever. This is a 40 metre long span soaring 30 metres above the valley, with spectacular views over the creek and the rainforest canopies below.

Medium
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.