Sandy Creek Circuit
Tamborine National Park
Allow 1 hr
Elevation gain (m):
Max. elevation (m):
Easy (Grade 4)
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Explore lush rainforest on the way to Cameron Falls, with a number of lookouts offering amazing views towards Brisbane and the D’Aguilar Range.
This moderately trafficked, well-marked trail in the Knoll Section of Tamborine National Park starts at the car park off of Knoll Road.
The Knoll Road Lookout is located close to the start of the track, with views to southern Brisbane, Flinders Peak, Mount Blaine, the Birnam Range and more.
The track winds through the forest before coming to a junction, which represents a loop track that can be completed in either direction, although clockwise is recommended.
The feature of the track is Cameron Falls and its associated lookout. While views of the falls from the lookout are quite obstructed, the views towards Brisbane and the D’Aguilar Range are very nice.
Track: Graded and well-signed, with railings at the both lookouts. The track is easy to follow. The descent and ascent into and out of the forest is gradual via switchbacks and steps.
Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels.
Direction: While the track can be completed in either direction clockwise is recommended. The loop section of the track starts a short while into the circuit.
The trail starts from the car park area off of Knoll Road in North Tamborine, 1 hour drive south of Brisbane.
Parking is ample, however the walk can be very busy, especially on weekends, so it can fill up.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round.
An early start on a weekend or a weekday visit is advised.
This walk is best done after recent rain, in order to see water flowing through Cameron Falls, however is a pleasant walk at any time.
Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.
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.
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