A must see if your a nature lover, amongst a plethora of other things that you can see and do up in Mount Tamborine amongst the Gold Coast Hinterland! It's an ang weather activity, a friend and I visited Curtis Falls when it was bucketing down!! I figured, why not venture into the rainforest when it's, you know, raining!!! My friend had never been to Miutn Tamborine, so I showed her all the weather permitting sites - beginning with Curtis Falls.
The track was very muddy, but we walked along the edge so didn't slip or feel like we were tracking through too much mud. It's a steady, downhill track with a few steps but no steep drops. Very easy to walk, unfortunately not accessible by wheel chair or those that depend on careful walking aids. On another note, I have visited the site various times over the last 7 years, when the weather is clear there is no mud.
As you commence walking down the track, you get lost in that prehistoric feeling from the fascinating patterns from the strangler figs that run way up into the canopy along the massive trunks of the giant flooded gums, which must be hundreds of years old... it's quiet, the patterns of the leaves when you look up to the sky are truly beautiful.
When you get to the Falls, you just want to stop and take it all in. It's a smaller waterfall, but the scenery is so breathtaking, the stream that runs off the waterfall is clear and tranquil. You'll find plenty of photography opportunities throughout the track and to the Falls - there is even an extended trail along the stream to explore, and if your lucky, you may even spot the odd platypus!!
Approx 30-40mins Drive from Coolangatta Airport, same from Surfers Paradise or approx 1 hour south of Brisbane.
You will need your own transport to access the site / mountain.