Curtis Falls

20 min to 30 min

1.1 km
return

↑ 39 m
↓ -39 m

Easy track
Starting from the car park at the end of Dapsang Drive, Tamborine Mountain, this walk takes you to Curtis Falls through the dense eucalypt rainforest and back via a singular walking track. Sitting amidst ferns and eucalypt trees, Curtis Falls is a lovely little waterfall to view, and well worth the mud on your shoes. Hiking through the lush rainforest you may come across bats, brushturkeys, and some kookaburras. Also keep an ear out for the distinct call of the Albert’s Lyrebird, which the Aboriginal people called ‘Joalah’ (haunt of the lyrebird). You can share this tranquilizing experience with your family as well, as the track is quite undulating and undemanding. Although good trekking shoes may come in handy, as the track gets muddy and slippery after rainfall. Come early to avoid the crowd and minimize the noise coming from the road. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.9258667,153.1939647)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Motorway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 470 m
  • Turn right onto Entertainment Road and drive for another 780 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Michigan Drive and drive for another 2.1 km
  • Turn left onto Tamborine Oxenford Road, 95, 8 and drive for another 1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tamborine Oxenford Road, 95, 8 and drive for another 17.1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Gallery Walk, 95, 8 and drive for another 510 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Eagle Heights Road, 95 and drive for another 760 m
  • Turn right onto Dapsang Drive and drive for another 135 m
  • Turn left onto Dapsang Drive and drive for another 110 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park at the end of Dapsang Drive(near Pavilion Garden Bar), head towards the concrete footpath between the white informative signpost and the “Tamborine National Park - Joalah Section” signpost. Head into the woodland along the concrete footpath, passing between the said signposts. Follow the track as it descends through the eucalypt rainforest to continue along Curtis Falls Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then pass the toilet (10 m on your left).
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Curtis Falls Track.
After another 270 m come to the viewpoint (15 m on your left).
After another 120 m (at the intersection of Lower Creek Circuit & Curtis Falls Track) veer left, to head along Curtis Falls Track.
Continue another 110 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 530 m to get back to the start.
A viewpoint.
About 15 m past the end is "Curtis Falls".
About 135 m past the end is "Curtis Falls Cafe".
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Terrain
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Curtis Falls


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.1 km
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -13 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-13 m[toilet]
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