You’ll Never want to leave“Curtis Cottage” is luxury set in secluded gardens that nestle into the rainforest at the famous “Curtis Falls”. Self contained A/C Luxury, Large BBQ. Car port. Easy wheel chair access. No steps. This very comfy cottage is only a few minutes stroll away from cafes, restaurants and “Gallery Walk” with all its arts, crafts, gifts and brewery.
Good old-fashioned service! “Curtis Falls Cafe” is set in an ancient rainforest on Tamborine Mountain. We offer cosy indoor seating as well as outdoors, right at the creek on top of “Curtis Falls”. Everything on the menu is made ‘In House’. Enjoy our ever increasing delicious selections of Gluten Free and vegetarian options. Sensational coffees! Open for breakfast and lunch Tue to Fri 7am to 3pm, Sat and Sun 8am to 4pm.
A great place to visit!“Tamborine Mountain Teapots” has a fantastic collection of Novelty Teapots from Frogs to Elephants, of all styles and colors, sure to satisfy every collector out there or for that special gift!
Good old-fashioned service! The iconic “Curtis Falls Lolly Shop & Ice Creamery” is a wonderful old fashioned lolly shop with all your old favourites! Indulge in a yummy Ice Cream or one of Eddy’s old fashioned Nut Sundaes ! Walk through stunning rainforest, the Joalah National Park section, listen to the birds or you might spot a small wallaby or a sleepy python!
For lovers of Coffee and Chocolate!“Crema Lovers” opened its doors for the first time in July 2016. Located in the iconic Tall Trees / Curtis Falls shops it features a very modern and warm fitout, inviting visitors to enjoy their CREMA (frozen coffee cream!) and other treats like great coffee, chocolate treats, light meals, desserts and cold pressed juices outdoors on the sunny verandah.
For ease of parking, turn off Eagle Heights Road into Dapsang Drive at the “St George Anglican Church”, there is a very large parking area to the left at the end of the street. This parking area serves the church as well as the walking trail.
“Dapsang Drive” Carpark: Car parking spaces: 42 Disabled car parking spaces: 2 Bus parking spaces: YES – 3 Public Toilets: YES BBQs: NO Picnic Settings: NO Sheltered Picnic Settings: NO Additional seating: NO Views: NO Information Board: YES – General Information
Alternatively, you can also access the start of this walk via a 400meter long walk starting via a small timber bridge at the “Curtis Corner” T- junction of Eagle Heights Road and Geissmann Drive. This is a popular tourist stop with several cafes and eateries, so parking is limited at times.
“Curtis Corner” T-junction: Car parking spaces: 20 Disabled car parking spaces: 1 Public Toilets: NO – but available in food outlets BBQs: NO Picnic Settings: NO Sheltered Picnic Settings: NO Additional seating: NO Views: NO Information Board: YES – General Information
Curtis Falls (D5) 1.5km return, 101 steps, moderate grade with some steeper sections, allow 60 minutes return with plenty of time to admire the waterfall.
Viewing platform “Albert’s Lyrebird”
The start of the track meanders downhill through wet eucalypt forest beneath towering flooded gums.
Take advantage of the viewing platform on the left, allowing rainforest views towards the creek below. A plaque gives information about the illusive “Albert’s Lyrebird”. Joalah is an Aboriginal word meaning “Haunt of the Lyrebird”. During the winter months, the loud calls of the male Albert’s Lyrebird can still be heard (12 stairs).
“Curtis Falls” viewing platform
After the viewing platform the track gradually descends to Curtis Creek, which is reached after the last set of steps.
You will notice a drop in temperature as you descend into lush rainforest. Look out for beautiful crows nests and staghorn ferns growing in the canopy above (106 stairs).
Turn left to reach beautiful Curtis Falls, only a short stroll away. The falls run all year-round, however, they are at their most spectacular after heavy rainfalls. The track ends at a viewing platform overlooking a large rock pool, with great views of the falls and the surrounding columnar basalt rock face (6 stairs).