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.
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.
- Parks Queensland – Curtis Falls