Wander the tranquil forest floor, below tall piccabeen palms and strangler fig trees and discover why this special area became Queensland’s first National Park.
With a 3.1km return track, Witches Falls is one of the longer and more pleasurable walks on Tamborine Mountain. When the walk zigzags and descends down the mountain, it leaves you standing beneath towering basalt boulders and a view across the open forest floor. During the rainy Summer season, small lagoons appear where frogs and a range of insects flourish. On windy days, the leaves in the canopy above, roar in your ears.
There’s a 200m detour to view the waterfall, which only flows after recent rains. A wooden bridge crosses Fenwick Creek at the top of the falls before heading down to the viewing deck. Perched on top of a cliff, the lookout offers panoramic views to the West with witches falls flowing down the basalt columns to the rainforest below, to your Left. These basalt columns form part of the Northern most remnants of volcanic lava flow from the ancient Tweed Volcano, where Mt Warning stands today.
The Witches Falls bush walking track on Tamborine Mountain is definitely one of the Gold Coast’s hidden gems!
Facts & Figures
- 3.1km return walk with 278 steps
- Witches Chase track, a challenging 2.7km return walk past the waterfall, across boulders
- photographic spot
- car parking available
- picnic spot
- electric barbeque
- public toilet
Main Western Rd, North Tamborine, QLD 4272, near the Hartley Rd intersection
It only takes 30 minutes to get here from the M1 if you take route 95.