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.

No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Signposted turn off from Eagle Heights Road into Dapsang Drive, where there is a parking area and toilets. There is also a cafe for a refreshing drink on your return. There is also a broad walk access from the junction of Eagle Heights Road and Geissmann Drive.


Route/Trail notes:

Follow the maintained pathway from the car park, until you take the left fork after the lookout to Curtis Falls.



Other References:


Always a stunning walk. The 1.1km/30 mins mentioned is only to the lookout. However there is a longer walk (approx 3km return) down one side of the creek and back up the other side. There are a couple of places with man-made bridges to cross or you can follow the track all the way and rock hop across. The walk is easy and smooth but I still wish I'd worn my boots as I lost balance crossing the creek and ended up with wet socks and joggers :( There's a lovely cafe/bar/tea rooms right at the carpark too

Tassie on 28 Oct, 2018

Nice walk.

Holger on 13 Sep, 2018

Nice walk.

Holger on 13 Sep, 2018

Relatively easy walk to the falls. Nice view once down there. It’s a shame the select few take it upon themselves to disregard the sign by jumping the fence then sitting right by the falls, oblivious to anyone else wanting to take a photo.

David S on 21 May, 2018

A fantastic little gem of a walk in the middle of a town.
Make sure you walk to the creek at the bottom.
Saw Fruit Bats on the way down, lizards and plenty of birds. There is talk of Platypus in the creek but unfortunately i didn't see any.
Easy walk but there is no made crossing at the end of the circuit so will need to scramble over rocks so take care.

Allan Thornhill on 17 Apr, 2018

Very easy walk

Evil Dave on 13 Apr, 2018

Short waterfall walk, good for the kiddies or when the grandparents come to town!

Timo on Apr, 2018

Easy walk to a beautiful waterfall. No swimming.

Cavnah on 25 Mar, 2018

Nice falls. Good spot to relax

Kcdixon on 15 Feb, 2018

Nice and easy!

Julia Fan on 10 Dec, 2017

Beautiful place. If you don't feel up to the extra 2.4k of the lower creek circuit as well, just go a short distance to the first bridge, idyllic spot.

luvwalking on 1 Dec, 2017

I have done this walk a few times - it's part of my personal Tamborine tour. It's an easy walk but gets a little waterlogged at times. It can be very busy with tourists on the weekends. The full route is lovely but be wary of the patch where the bats roost. It's a bit stinky. Most tourists just go to the falls and back so it's nice and quiet.
I also go at night which is well worth it. Very quiet and peaceful.

candycroc on Oct, 2017

Beautiful scenery, easy going. 😎

Lisa D on 17 Sep, 2017

Lovely walk

alenka on 9 Sep, 2017

Stunning walk & I highly recommend it.

Steve Batho on Sep, 2017

Easy walk and great view of the falls. Lookout can get busy during peak periods.

Rowan.P on 11 Aug, 2017

Quite busy. Lovely walk down the creek. Nice and cool under the trees.

Ken Rafferty on 30 Apr, 2017

Was busy but the waterfall did look pretty good after a decent rain.

rob.bushman on 1 Apr, 2017

Attempted to go to Cedar Creek Falls, however it was greatly over crowded. Ended up visiting Curtis falls instead.

Track is well maintained and short, took us 5-10 minutes to get down walking at a medium to slow pace. Track was VERY busy on this day, I would have walked past at least 200 people in this short distance. even cueing up to walk down some stairs behind slower people.

Good place to visit if you're up the mountain, Good for the kids too!

letmethefuqin on 5 Feb, 2017

Short walk to beautiful falls. Like caus_91, when I visited the falls some individuals had ignored singage prohibiting entry past the viewing platform, likely destroying more of the already small glow worm colony here.

Jess on 22 Jan, 2017


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