Address: Tamborine National Park, Cedar Creek, QLD, 4207
Located in Tamborine National Park, the Cedar Creek Picnic Area offers plenty of grass for any leisurely activities. Then, head to either of the three waterfalls just 10 minutes walk away to cool down!
Plenty of BBQ’s to roast a snag or two as well as toilet facilities.
Just near the carpark are some cooking areas (near the toilets), but if you continue walking along the path towards the waterfalls, you’ll see another larger park area to the right. This also has cooking areas and a small undercover spot. Also a nice bit of park to throw a ball or frisbee.
Parking can be a bit tricky (always full), so if you’re planning a picnic try and get there early! Or maybe visit midweek. This area is always busy during weekends and public holidays.
Cedar Creek Picnic Area
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.
Once all bellies are full, it’s a good idea to take all the picnic gear back to the car before heading off on the walk to the falls. 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!