Cedar Creek Falls

Tamborine National Park
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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
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

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


Cold rainy sunday day, and still quite a lot of people. Waterfall was great though after all the rain it's sure was gushing down.

Maverick on 26 Jul, 2020

Nice finish to a beautiful day on Tambo. Weekday arvo. I have experienced the crowds on a weekend as well....

Wanderlust on 16 Jun, 2020

Quick and easy, but pretty.

Sames on 27 Jul, 2019

Fun to explore

Graemej on 26 Jun, 2019

Quick and easy walk with nice swimming areas at the end. It does get very busy though, especially on a hot day like today.

K8 on 19 Jan, 2019

Not very big fall but good excise for children

Penny on 27 Oct, 2018

Done this along with most of the other short walks up tambo. Awesome falls good swimming spots

Kcdixon on 10 Sep, 2018

Good path with some steps. Really nice at the bottom though the lookout at the top is a bit disappointing as the falls are obstructed by a tree.

Ian and Sue on 24 Jul, 2018

Did this track on the weekend . Good easy walk . Sealed path all the way. If you’re planning on making a day of doing the walks on Mt Tamborine I’d recomend doing this one first as it on the way up and more importantly it has a limited number of carparks and given it a nice place for a picnic it gets full early and then you’re faced with parking the top of the hill the at the turn off probably 300m away.

David S on 21 May, 2018

Beautiful place worth making the trip on a week day to enjoy it with only a few others around

luvwalking on 1 Dec, 2017

awesome place.

gizmobazz on 10 Sep, 2017

Great walk

Steve Batho on Sep, 2017

A nice set of small waterfalls which are easy to access. Get there early otherwise it will be difficult getting a car park near the entrance.

rob.bushman on 1 Apr, 2017

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


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