Turn off from Eagle Heights into Daspang Drive, where there is a parking area and toilets, plus a café for refreshments. Another walk access is from the junction of Eagle Heights Road and Geissmann Drive.
Curtis Falls is an enchanting 1.4km long, approximately 30 minute, easy walk through the wet eucalypt forest and down into cool and lush rainforest. Not particularly difficult, you can look out for the beautiful crows nest and staghorn ferns on your way through, with that first view mesmerising to the eye.
The basalt rocks of Curtis Falls are the remnants of a volcano that was active millions of years ago – and is the only waterfall in Tamborine that can be viewed from the rock pools below.
Whilst the best time to visit is just after a heavy rainfall, it can be visited all year round. Given Curtis Falls is connected to Cedar Creek, it is fed continuously all year round, meaning no matter what time of the year, it will always be flowing!
Be sure to look out for turtles relaxing on fallen logs, and fish and eels in the rock pool; and at night, in the surrounding cliffs you’ll be able to spot the glow worms. If you’re super lucky, you might even see a platypus! Just remember that access to the rock pool is not permitted for visitor safety and for the protection of the glow worm and platypus population.