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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.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping 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.


Curtis Falls Track

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/Comments:

Tamborine Walking Tracks

GPS Tracks


Did walk with a baby in a carrier. Great walk to do!

Mumdadbaby on 14 Apr, 2020

This walk was absolutely fantastic and the view at the falls mesmerising. I will recommend it to all.

Naived Merchant on 10 Mar, 2020

Easy walk, even the kids enjoyed it!

Brenton on 26 Sep, 2019

Easy walk. Bat colony was interesting along the way.

Linda on 21 Sep, 2019

It’s short and easy. Nice little walk for family’s, super busy on weekends

Kaitys on 11 Aug, 2019

Quick hike, but pretty walk. Great beginner trail.

Sames on 27 Jul, 2019

Beautiful. Easy walk to the falls but a harder walk around the creek circuit but well worth it. More uphill on the circuit.

Suzanne on 22 Jul, 2019

Did the circuit walk, signage could be improved, got a little lost. Rain and leaches, had a ball, boys loved it!

Scottnnicky on 19 Apr, 2019

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


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