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.

Waterfalls
Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
528m
Maximum Elevation
100m
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.

Maps

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/tamborine/pdf/tamborine-walking-track-map.pdf

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.

Permits/Costs

None

Other References

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/tamborine/about.html#sandy_creek_circuit

Comments

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

Very hot walk on a 35*C day. It was great to dip our feet into the falls until we noticed the hoardes of leeches. I've had bad luck with these critter lately. Ick!
Oh and great views out Teviot way! :D

Alice on 31 Dec, 2014

Beautiful walk, we did it easily with babe on my back. The bird calls through the forest are enchanting and the views magnificent.

EmilyN on 10 Aug, 2014

Was a lovely walk, nice and cool in the rainforest. Was a little disappointed in the falls, but we will hike again when there is more waterfall.

Roxy on 5 Jan, 2014

The picnic area at the top is particularly pretty with a lookout. Part of the circuit is closed. There is access to Cameron Falls but you then have to back-track to get back to the carpark. Not a lot of water going over the falls, but it's certainly not dry.

Ian and Sue on 9 Nov, 2013

Easy walk , nice creek area before falls

pkym on 19 Jul, 2013

Easy walk as described. BBQ's, shelters, toilets and good views at the start of the walk. Nice spot to break for lunch and continue with other walks in the area.

Deano on 5 May, 2013

Great views of Cameron falls and northward

oldcoastwalker on 12 Mar, 2011

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