Lakes and Waterfalls, National Parks and Reserves, Natural Attractions

Curtis Falls, Tamborine National Park

Lose yourself in the shade of white-washed flooded gums and lush rainforest on the way...

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Couple standing on viewing deck with falls in background.


Enjoy an enchanting walk through wet eucalypt forest beneath towering flooded gums and into cool and lush rainforest. Look for the beautiful crows nest and staghorn ferns in the canopy, and stop to marvel at the intricate strangler fig.

The first view of the falls will take your breath away. Depending on the season, a raging torrent or gentle curtain of water tumbles over huge basalt columns to the pool below. The columns are the legacy of the region’s rich volcanic history.

Look for basking turtles on fallen logs and see fish and eels in the rock pool. If youre lucky you might see the local platypus. At night, look for glow-worms in the surrounding cliffs.

To protect you and the glow-worms, access to the rock pool and surrounding area is prohibitedmake sure you follow the information on the sign.