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Curtis Falls, Joalah Section
Tamborine, Logan City Area

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13 7468


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
Dapsang Drive carpark, adjacent to the toilets.

Walk Highlights

  • Waterfalls
  • Rainforest
  • Glow-worms
  • Abundant birdlife
  • Clear rockpools

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


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


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Walking

Other Information

Further Details:
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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Tamborine National Park
Queensland 4270 Australia

Contact Details

13 7468


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