Curtis Falls – NorthTamborine


Mt Tamborine, located in the Gold Coast Hinterland and about an hours drive south of Brisbane, is one of the most easily accessible areas on natural rain forest ion South east Queensland.

Curtis Falls is one of a number of National park walks in the area (you should also checkout Cedar Creek falls), and after rain, offers spectacular waterfall shots.

Park in the Depsang Drive carpark and walk the 545 metres down to the falls.  The path is good condition and well maintained (although can be a bit mushy so wear some old shoes – trainers are fine).  The walk in is all downhill… but all uphill on the way back so save some energy for the return journey.


About 50 metres form the falls there is an offshoot to the track which guides you along a palm-fringed creek to a bridge giant strangler fig surrounded by boulders which has a very “middle earthy” feel to it. (note: this track is sometimes closed after heavy rain).

Take your time on the walk, put on a macro lense and take a close look around there are usually plenty of mushrooms and insects around.


There is a basic drop toilet, and a cafe and shops are 200m from the Depsang Drive carpark


If you want to get the silky water effect of the waterfall or flowing creek, make sure that you bring a tripod and ND filters.

(Mt Tamborine is also famous for it’s restaurants and galleries… so definitely worth making a  day trip of this)


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