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Cedar Creek Falls Lookout

Gold Coast

Tamborine National Park


Distance (kms):

0.4 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

5 m

Max. elevation (m):

233 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 1)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A popular walk with a lookout over a multi-drop waterfall that cascades down a gorge to rock pools.

This heavily trafficked, well-marked trail starts at the car park at the end of Cedar Creek Falls Road in Tamborine.

From the car park, it is a short stroll on flat paths to Cedar Creek Falls lookout, which is wheelchair accessible (some assistance may be required).

From the lookout you also get great views of the gorge and the surrounding eucalypt forest and dry rainforest.

There are toilets and a picnic area near the car park. No bins are provided so be sure to take your litter with you.

Note: For your safety, and the protection of the area, stay out of the restricted access areas and remain on the fenced walking track. Penalties apply for ignoring the signs.

Track: Pathed and well-signed, the track is easy to follow.

Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels and is suitable for wheelchairs (assistance may be required).

Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way you came.

getting there

The trail starts from the car park at the end of Cedar Creek Falls Road in Tamborine, 1 hour drive south of Brisbane.

The car park is a decent size, however the walk is very busy, especially on weekends, so it often fills up. Parking is prohibited along the road with parking inspectors regularly issuing fines for illegal parking.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

An early start on a weekend or a weekday visit is advised.

Like all walks involving waterfalls, they are best done after recent rain, however be sure to check the Queensland Parks website for updates regarding flooding and track closures.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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