Summary: Curtis Falls is a small but picturesque waterfall in Tamborine National Park, which is surrounded by rainforest. It's reached by a steep (1.1km return) bushwalk.

Located near the top of Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland, Curtis Falls is a small but picturesque waterfall. The water falls over huge basalt columns into a small pool, which is deep in rainforest and surrounded by ferns and lush vegetation.

There’s a viewing platform in front of the falls. You can’t access the rock pool or swim here; the area around the base of the falls is restricted access for the protection of the glow-worm and platypus populations. The waterfall never dries up, but is most spectacular after heavy rain.

Curtis Falls

Getting to Curtis Falls

From the the Gold Coast, Mount Tamborine is approximately a 45-minute to one hour drive. A bushwalking trail starts at a carpark at the end of of Dapsang Drive, taking you through wet eucalypt forest and rainforest to the base of the falls (1.1km return). It’s a fairly steep descent, with a number of steps.

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