Lower Creek Circuit

Tamborine National Park
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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.

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 right fork after the lookout. The track criss-crosses Cedar Creek before forming a loop at the far end.



Other References:



We love doing this walk. At a cracking pace with two boys we can get from the ice cream shop at Curtis Falls and back again in 30mins.

TheTwhits on 1 Jul, 2020

Great circuit but for those less fit just be aware it’s a lot of uphill and stairs on the way back up 😀

Suzanne on 22 Jul, 2019


Kcdixon on 23 Mar, 2019

Nice, easy walk

Holger on 13 Sep, 2018

Gorgeous short walk. Would be near perfect if it wasn't for the traffic noise.

Lyric on 11 Sep, 2018

Beautiful little trail. Close to the road though.

Georgia Keogh on 1 Aug, 2018

Did the lower creek circuit the same time as doing Curtis Falls. Did it in an anti clockwise direction. The walk is quite easy, may be a little bit easier if done in a clockwise direction....theres a few stairs to climb once you cross the creek by hopping across a few stones at the halfway mark.

David S on 21 May, 2018

Nice little walk on a hot day, very busy on the weekends.

Timo on Apr, 2018

Decided that the extra walk would be nice after seeing Curtis Falls. Easy track along a beautiful creek. Has a few bridges passing over the creek.
Had recently rained, so several parts of the path were muddy - be prepared for your shoes to get a little mud!

Cavnah on 25 Mar, 2018

Love this, would be my favourite Tamborine walk.

luvwalking on 1 Dec, 2017

Gorgeous pool at the bottom.

Lisa D on 17 Sep, 2017

Not too hard of a walk, just make sure you have a lot of water on you. There are some big rocks on the cliffs edge (just in front of the waterfall) that would be perfect to have some lunch so bring some along that's for sure.

bnotters on 13 Jul, 2017

An easy extension to Curtis Falls.

kerfuffle on 19 Nov, 2016

This was a great walk. Left at 0700hrs with some light showers in the area, as well as the clouds clinging to the mountain. The creek was flowing well and the rains had bought the rainforest to life. Was a steady walk and quite slippery in some places. spotted some nice spots lower in the circuit that i will be returning to to picnic with the family in better sunnier weather.

Justin Fatts on 19 Jun, 2016

Combined with waterfall walk, a fairly easy walk with some steepish stairs and a walk across the creek at the bottom. There are rock pools and running water, a very enjoyable if somewhat short walk.

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. Had to hold our noses a few times, as there are a couple of bat roosts!

F.A.B. on 28 Nov, 2015

Track appears to be open, though we saw a sign facing the wrong way on the way back warning not to go any further. The national parks site doesn't list this track as closed.

Ian and Sue on 9 Nov, 2013

Lower section closed , eroded

pkym on 19 Jul, 2013

This walk is currently closed due to storm damage that occurred earlier this year.

Deano on 5 May, 2013


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