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:


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

I have bad knees and this short walk was fine. I added the Lower Creek Circuit to my walk.

kerfuffle on 19 Nov, 2016

Beautiful short walk only disadvantage we could see the road through the vegetation and the signage was poor. We almost did the circuit twice.

Yvette on Nov, 2016

Short and easy walk through the rainforest. Beautiful waterfall. I've done this walk in the day and in the night. In the night the area behind the falls has patches of glow worms but no where near as many as the Natural Arch Springbrook. Unfortunately a couple of people felt entitled to ignore the signs/fencing and climb behind the waterfall, more than likely squishy patches of glow worms that you can't actually see in the day. If you're interested check out my video, I did a couple of hikes on Tamborine that day :)

caus_91 on 5 Oct, 2016

Great well maintained walk. So much to see in such a small walk.

Justin Fatts on 19 Jun, 2016

Beautiful walk and a very picturesque waterfall. There are some stairs but the track is quite easy.

Heath H on 15 May, 2016

Another great visit to this very popular track.

rob.bushman on 27 Feb, 2016

We combined the two walks of Curtis Falls and Lower Creek, a total walking distance of 2.6km from the car park, which we accomplished in 1hr 15m. A cooling breeze coming off the waterfall.

F.A.B. on 28 Nov, 2015

Short walk, quite a few people. Good photo opportunities if you can get a great spot.

Stellar on 13 Mar, 2015

Nice falls with a surprisingly short walk. A lot of tourists and nature photographers who I photobombed.

Alice on 31 Dec, 2014

A very easy walk and the water at the Curtis Falls looks blue. I heard some visitors said sometimes you can see platypus there. But I didn't see any of them.

Harry on 9 Mar, 2014

Very pretty falls. Easy walk.

Ian and Sue on 9 Nov, 2013

Went just after good rain fall , track muddy but falls were in good flow

pkym on 19 Jul, 2013

Nice easy walk.

rob.bushman on 29 Dec, 2012

First walk on the Gold Coast, easy walk, falls were flowing nicely

oldcoastwalker on 13 Feb, 2011


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