Your guide to the best Mount Tamborine walks, the home of Queensland’s first national park.
Tamborine National Park is a nature lover’s paradise with so many rainforest walking tracks as well as wildlife, birdlife, and lookouts with amazing views.
Tamborine Mountain is located in the south of Queensland. The famous Witches Falls section of this national park was Queensland’s first national park back in 1908. Today, Tamborine National Park is made up of 14 sections of land on the Tamborine plateau and surrounding foothills.
This national park has become popular for visitors to explore. There are many easy trails and swimming holes for the whole family to enjoy, as well as waterfalls, creek crossings, and diverse subtropical rainforests.
There is so much nature to see here, and the many walking trails are the perfect place to stretch your legs and immerse yourself in the wilderness.
Here is our list of the best Tamborine Mountain walks.
8 Best Mount Tamborine Walks in Tamborine National Park
Tamborine National Park is a gorgeous area of lush wilderness located less than an hour from the Gold Coast and Brisbane. This area will provide you with views of the Pacific Ocean and Gold Coast skyline to the east. To the west, you will see the national parks of the Scenic Rim.
There is so much hiking in this national park to be done, so here is our list of the best walking tracks.
Don’t forget to check out our guide for the best things to do on the Gold Coast!
1. Curtis Falls Walk and Lower Creek Circuit
- Distance – 3.6 km
- Duration – 1.5 hours
- Difficulty – Easy
- Start / Finish Points – Carpark on Dapsang Drive
- Section – Joalah Section
This beautiful, easy walk starts in a wet eucalypt forest and eventually ends at a lookout. This is the Curtis Falls Track. From the car park, it is only a short walk to the platform where you can view Curtis Falls.
As you are walking to the viewpoint you will feel the temperature drop as you walk into the lush rainforest canopy. The smell is amazing.
If you want to walk more, you can do the Lower Creek Circuit trail which branches off of the Curtis Falls Track. You will see the sign!
During the Lower Creek Circuit Trail, you will cross Cedar Creek and pass an amazing giant strangler fig. The creek crossing does involve rock hopping to the other side. If you are uneven on your balance, bring some trekking poles for balance.