Cedar Creek Falls Address: 66 Cedar Creek Falls Rd
Located in Tamborine National Park, the Cedar Creek Falls area offers a secluded picnic area with plenty of grass for any leisurely activities. Public toilets are located near the carpark.
Then, head to either of the three waterfalls just 10 minutes walk away to cool down! This is definitely one of the more popular swimming holes that is easily accessible. The walk down to the swimming holes is sealed most of the way, but not accessible by wheelchair (stairs).
When walking down to the swimming hole, please take care and you’ll need to walk/climb over some rocks. Also take note of areas that you’re not allowed to walk into or climb on top of. There have been accidents at Cedar Creek Falls, mostly by people jumping off rocks into shallow water, or falling off cliff edges. So take care!
Access from Cedar Creek Falls Rd. Carpark space is limited and occasionally police or parking officials ticket the area, so park correctly. Sometimes, the private property opposite the carpark offers parking within their space, which is very convenient (Prices vary).
One of the most delightful walks in the whole Tamborine area is the Cedar Creek Circuit (3.2km), which explores the creek’s various cascades, rock pools, flora and fauna. This section of the park is easily reached via Tamborine Mountain Road, with the turn-off to “Cedar Creek Falls Road” being just past the information map stopping bay on the left. From here it is only a short drive down a narrow road and across a tiny creek before coming to the Cedar Creek Falls section and the small car park at its entrance. The trip up the mountain and to the falls entrance is stunning in itself, though the best is still yet to be discovered!
Whether you choose to head straight to the falls or to eat something first, you definitely want to pack a picnic lunch for your day trip here. Located right at the start of the walking trail are two spectacular picnic spots with toilets nearby. Nestled amongst a canopy of trees is a sprinkling of picnic tables and barbeques with plenty of large, flat grassed areas perfect for throwing down a blanket or kicking a footy around with the kids. You can try to spot the many types of birds that chirp overhead or see if you can make friends with any other wildlife crawling around below. Some people opt to picnic beside the falls themselves, though for families with little ones the picnic spots will be less stressful.
Although it is not a very long (15 minutes) or difficult walk, once you reach the falls the main place to rest is on the rocky boulders surrounding them, so it’s best if you don’t have to carry a great deal with you. Just make sure you have your swimmers!
Cedar Creek Falls can get very busy, we recommend making the trip mid week for a bit more privacy – otherwise brace yourself for the many families and people that frequent the place. Have fun!