Sandy Creek Circuit

Tamborine National Park
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This walk features lush rainforest with towering trees emerging through the canopy and at the falls, eucalypt forest. It follows Sandy Creek out to the western lookout of Cameron Falls, where on a clear day you can enjoy views across the valley to Mount Flinders and the southern suburbs of Brisbane.

This Track travels close to steep cliff edges, so stay on the designated track and behind the fences.

The falls are aligned such that under the correct conditions a rainbow will appear. It has been seen in the afternoon in late July.

Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Access to this section is on the left towards the top of Knoll Road. There is a parking area with toilets, picnic tables and BBQ.


Route/Trail Notes:

To the right of the car park is a short track to a north facing lookout. Backtrack to the car park and the well defined track will take you down to Sandy Creek, where you join the circuit that takes you to the far end and a 100m track to Cameron Falls.



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Very easy, stunning walk. We decided to do this walk after a nice BBQ lunch at the picnic area at the end of Knoll Road. I was dressed in jeans and sneakers - that aren't really designed for walking. The walk was stunning and would be great for all ages and abilities.

wheres_wally on 4 Jul, 2020

Helpful panorama map with mountain peak names at lookout next to trail head.

Wanderlust on 23 Mar, 2020

Falls are looking great after the recent rains. Saw some beautiful orchids in flower on the rocks near the falls. Nice easy walk that is bang for buck. Look out fir the secret bower birds nest at the start of the walk.

carissajim on 17 Feb, 2020

Perfect time to visit after all the rain we've had recently, the creek is flowing and the rainforest is alive with all sorts of birds and animals and plantlife. The waterfall is stunning. Definitely recommend going after its been raining.

Sarah on 14 Feb, 2020

Perfect time to visit after all the rain we've had recently, the creek is flowing and the rainforest is alive with all sorts of birds and animals and plantlife. The waterfall is stunning. Definitely recommend going after its been raining.

Sarah on 14 Feb, 2020

Nice short walk, came across a Lyre bird on a log

Olly on 17 Jan, 2020

I went there with my two kids. It’s quite easy. But the waterfall was a bit disappointing. We need more rain

Natasha on 25 Aug, 2019

Nice easy walk

Jeff Nutley on 20 Jul, 2019

Decent little walk really enjoyed it

Kcdixon on 23 Mar, 2019

Have been doing this walk for 20 years and still love it every single time. Easy walk for those starting out their bushwalking adventures. You can also climb out to the edge of the waterfall if you're feeling a little more adventurous ! :)

katielunt on 2019

Did this walk on the weekend. Well worth it! Quite easy and excellent walk. Top of carpark has nice picnic area and great views of the valley below.The track leads down to the bottom of the gully where the circuit starts (we went clockwise) don’t think there’s any advantage either way. The track follows the creek and eventually moves away as you approach the 90m Cameron Falls lookout side track to the left. The track to the lookout and the falls is slightly overgrown mostly grass. The return track follows the other bank of the creek and generally follows a higher line above the creek

David S on 21 May, 2018

Nice easy walk, the guide says 2.7km however the track guide at the start says 2.4km and my phone app said 2.4km as well and only took 45 mins and not the advertised 75 and we did stop for a few photos on the way. Interesting to see how much Yarrabilba has expanded from the lookouts though.

ozsailor on 17 Apr, 2018

Easy walk with lots of shade. Nice creek crossings and a bit of rock hopping at the top of the falls. Picnic grounds and toilets at the carpark

Tassie on 25 Mar, 2018

Nice easy enjoyable walk

Guesty12345 on 9 Dec, 2017

A very easy walk for the whole family to enjoy. It’s a pretty walk but not a lot for us photographers to snap.

Steve Batho on 14 Oct, 2017

Nice easy track. Walked very early in the morning and passed only 1 other person. Falls not a big as I've seen previously there due to lack if rain. View at lookout was amazing. We could see Brisbane city in the distance. We saw lots of bird life, fungus, insects and even a koala. There is also a large lace monitor in the park at the start if the lookout who approaches quite close.

carissajim on 14 Jan, 2017

Nice walk with a lovely view

Evil Dave on 16 Oct, 2016

Nice little walk with the kids. Was lucky enough to be there at the right time to see a rainbow in the falls.

Richard Mason on 23 Jul, 2016

This is a great family walk with lots to see. There is also a fair amount of room and facilities for BBQ's and picnics. have had many family days with young kids here and they have all been great.

Justin Fatts on Mar, 2016

This was the first of eight Tamborine Mountain walks we accomplished over two days with the children (Oh, plus the Glow Worms and the Thunder Eggs!). This walk had an abundance of wildlife, with loads of skinks, birds life, a Funnel Web Spider nest and even a cane toad. A creek with boulders to scramble over and the falls at the end.
Lots to entertain the kids and was the best and most interesting walk of the weekend.

F.A.B. on 28 Nov, 2015


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