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Curtis Falls, Joalah Section
Tamborine, Logan City Area

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13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
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Description

On entering the rainforest in Tamborine National Park, take the right-hand fork and head down to Curtis Falls. A viewing platform in the forest is a good place to stop and listen to the birds or rest on your way back. See strangler figs and giant stinging trees.

From the large rock pool at the base of the falls see the huge basalt columns, a legacy of the regions volcanic history. Look for basking turtles on fallen logs and see fish and eels in the rock pool. If you're lucky you might see the local platypus. At night, look for glow-worms in the surrounding cliffs.

About the Walk

1.5 kilometres
30-45 minutes
Short Walk
Easy
Return
Dapsang Drive carpark, adjacent to the toilets.

Walk Highlights

Walk Hints

A restricted access area below Curtis Falls protects an important glow-worm colony. Swimming is prohibited at the falls.

Best Time To Go

Try to walk mid-week to avoid the crowds.

Property Details

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

General Comments

The Curtis Falls track features: waterfalls, rainforest, glow-worms, abndant birdlife and clear rockpools. This 1.5 kilometre easy walk should take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete. A restricted access area below Curtis Falls protects an important glow-worm colony. Swimming is prohibited at the falls.

How To Get There

Tamborine Mountain is about 80 kilometres south of Brisbane via Beenleigh and Tamborine Village, or via the Pacific Highway (exit 57) and the Oxenford-Tamborine Road. Travelling north from the Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain is 36 kilometres from Southport via the Pacific Highway (exit 57) and the Oxenford-Tamborine Road, or 28 kilometres from Nerang via the Nerang-Beaudesert Road. From Canungra, take the Tamborine Mountain Road for 4 kilometres.


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