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Discover the rainforest on Tamborine Mountain

With pristine rainforests and gorges to discover, rockpools and waterfalls to cool off in, pack a picnic and enjoy some outdoor fun amongst the towering open eucalypt forest.

Walking tracks are provided in six sections of Tamborine National Park. Most walking tracks are short and can be walked within a few hours.

The walks are relatively easy although some tracks have short, steep grades. At usual walking pace, 3km takes about an hour.

For full details on all Walking Tracks and a Map use the following links.

Picnic and day use areas
There are picnic areas at the start of most of the walking tracks in the park. They are described in the individual walking tracks detailed information via the link above.

A few of our favourite walks for summer are shown below...

Tall towering rainforest trees on Tamborine Mountain

Palm Grove Section -- Palm Grove Circuit (View Map)

Distance: 2.6km circuit
Time: Allow about 1 hour walking time.

Details: Explore the lush and diverse subtropical rainforest on this relatively easy walk. Discover peaceful piccabeen palm groves, rainforest with emergent strangler figs, distinctively-buttressed yellow carabeens and fascinating fungi along the way.

Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park

Joalah Section -- Curtis Falls Track (View Map)
Distance: 1.1km return
Time: Allow about 30 minutes walking time.

Details: This enchanting walk begins in wet eucalypt forest beneath towering flooded gums. Notice a drop in temperature as the wet eucalypt forest merges into lush rainforest. Beautiful crows nest and staghorn ferns can be seen in the canopy above. The rock pool and surrounding basalt rock face provide important glow-worm habitat.

Cameron Falls - Sandy Creek Circuit

The Knoll Section -- Sandy Creek Circuit (View Map)
Distance: 2.6km circuit
Time: Allow about 1 hour walking time.

Details: This walk features lush rainforest with towering trees emerging through the canopy. A 100 m track branches off through open eucalypt forest to Cameron Falls lookout. On a clear day enjoy views across the valley to Mount Flinders and southern suburbs of Brisbane. This track travels close to steep cliff edges. Please remain on the designated track, stay behind fences and supervise children at all times.

Rainforest Witches Falls Circuit

Witches Falls Section -- Witches Falls Circuit (View Map)
Distance: 3.1km return
Time: Allow about 1 hour walking time.

Details: The track zigzags down the mountain side through an open forest of banksia trees and into rainforest with giant strangler figs.

This circuit passes seasonal lagoons surrounded by piccabeen palm groves before reaching Witches Falls. After heavy rain the lagoons fill with water and spring to life with a variety of insect and frog species.

Witches Falls lookout can be accessed during wet conditions via the northern half of the circuit. The waterfall only flows after recent rain and is best viewed from the lookout platform, accessed via a 200m detour from the main circuit.

Cedar Creek Falls Walking Track To Rock Pools

Cedar Creek Section - Cedar Creek Rock Pools (View Map)
Distance: 900m return
Time: Allow about 30min walking time.

Details: A favourite with families for many years, the crystal clear waters of Cedar Creek tumble over rocks and in some places create natural waterslides.

These three pools are easily accessible. Park at the end of Cedar Creek Falls Road and you will find them an easy 600m walk away.

* These swimming holes are very popular and can therefore become crowded on weekends and during holiday periods.

How About something different? A birds eye view maybe?

When you have seen the rainforest floor, it's time to try the TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN RAINFOREST SKYWALK where you can explore the rainforest canopy!

Totalling 1.5 kilometres, the Skywalk includes forest floor pathways, 300 metres of bridges through the upper canopy and 40 metres of cantilever bridge that soars 30 metres above the rainforest and river below. Accentuating the experience are information stands along the way and an eco-gallery with displays on local wildlife and history.

There's no need to bring a picnic, as the Birdwing café has a variety of cakes, slices, tartlets and Byron Bay pies on offer, including gluten-free options.

Skywalk Cantilever from Helicopter
Group taking photos from Rainforest Skywalk Lookout
Platforms Tamborine Mountain Rainforest Skywalk

When you have walked the mountain how about exploring the Waterholes of the Scenic Rim region with Tamborine Mountain as your base?

We have 15 places to cool down in the Scenic Rim with a few listed below...

Christmas Creek from Burgess Park

Burgess Park 

This park, on Christmas Creek, is a great place for swimming.

There are toilets, BBQs and picnic tables nearby.

It’s about 20km from Beaudesert and an old Moreton Bay fig provides beautiful shelter during summer.

** Image Courtesy of Visit Scenic Rim

Albert River from DarlingtonPark

Darlington Park 

This Park, camping ground and caravan park is on the Albert River in the Lost World.

It is an ideal spot for a picnic and boasts a number of swimming holes, complete with rope swing and gentle rapids. Enjoy a gentle float downstream on a tube or airbed.

** Image Courtesy of Visit Scenic Rim

Canungra River from Sharp Park

Sharp Park 

A popular camping and caravanning stop on the Canungra River, this is a great swimming hole and picnic area.

Upstream you may spy the resident Platypus.

** Image Courtesy of Visit Scenic Rim

Wateralls on Tamborine Mountain...

Use our Map Guides to help you get around to the Waterfalls.

Couple viewing Curtis Falls flowing on Tamborine Mountain

Curtis Falls

Curtis Falls are fed by Cedar Creek and run all year.

The walking track ends at a viewing platform overlooking a large rock pool with views of the falls and of the basalt rock face.

** Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland

Girls watching Cameron Falls Flowing

Cameron Falls

Cameron Falls are located on the Sandy Creek Circuit within the Knoll Section of the Tamborine National Park.

The walking track follows the creek and the falls can be heard in the distance. A branch track to Cameron Falls Lookout enables you to drink in the natural beauty of the waterfalls.

** ** Image Courtesy of Visit Scenic Rim and Karina Elliott

Stay with us at Witches Falls Cottages..

Enjoy summer on Tamborine Mountain

For bookings of 4 Nights or longer we offer a special rate plus our Bonus Inclusions...

Terms & Conditions for Bonus Inclusions: * available for new bookings between 13th Jan to 2nd April 2021 only. Minimum stay required is 4 nights. Not valid in combination with other offers i.e. stay pay deal.

Items included for longer stay at Witches Falls Cottages

Bonus inclusion for longer stays*!

  1. 1
    Two (2) Picolos from Witches Falls Winery (for an alcohol free version we can put together a lovely selection of fruit and herbal teas for you, just let us know when you book)
  2. 2
    Yummy roasted Macadamia Nuts to nibble on
  3. 3
    Bath salts to add to your big double spa to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect
Hang Glider over Tamborine Mountain at Sunset

Come on up!

It's Summer Time!

On Tamborine Mountain in Sunny Queensland, Summer in Australia is a time for the outdoors, long lazy days, bbq’s, picnics surrounded by nature, the odd beer or wine or two all to be shared with someone special, family or friends.

Summer is the season when nature is at its busiest best with sensational sights, smells and sounds. What better invitation to get out and enjoy Tamborine Mountain?

If you have any questions at all please feel free to Contact Us directly. We are always happy to assist in any way we can to help ensure that you have an amazing stay at Witches Falls Cottages on Tamborine Mountain.

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