The Beauty of Curtis Falls

Explore the Tamborine Mountain region, where 85% of all animals on the Gold Coast can be found. Eels, turtles, platypus and the elusive glow worms are but few of the wildlife you will come across in the national park. 80 kilometres south of Brisbane, in the Gold Coast Hinterlands area, you will discover Mount Tamborine in all its rainforest glory. Quaint boutique shops, a local market and a famed clock shop where you can purchase your perfect cuckoo clock are but some of the many sights to see of the region. More than just rainforest, the Tamborine area is also well known for the breweries, distilleries and cheese factories offering up the best of locally sourced produce lovingly crafter.

Curtis Falls, QLD

Exploring Curtis Falls

Surrounded by a eucalyptus forest, the basalt rocks of Curtis Falls are the remnants of a now extinct volcano that was active millions of years ago. It’s also the only waterfall in Tamborine that can be viewed from the rockpools below. The 1.5 kilometre walk takes about 30 minutes all up to get to the lookout on a moderately graded climb. It’s great to visit just after heavy rainfall, however it can be visited all year round. Just remember to bring enclosed walking shoes that can combat the tropical landscape. Just below the lookout is a cave that holds a multitude of magical glow worms, though you aren’t allowed to enter the cave to protect both the integrity of the glow worms home.

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

With over 30 acres of rainforest to explore, an ecoadventure like you’ve never experience awaits. The walk spans over a kilometre and a half, and is about a 45 minute walk, unless you plan on stopping to take photo of the diverse range of Australian flora and fauna on display. The skywalk is a triage of forest floor trails, a bridge high above the upper canopies of the forest and a footbridge over the creek. Inside the centre, you’ll come across the Birdwing Café which serves up a delicious array of cakes and traditional savoury items. There’s also a gallery on site with diaromas on Australian animals and plant life, as well as the history of the Indigenous Australian people that live in the Mount Tamborine area. After you’ve explored, head to the gift shop to purchase a souvenir from your time in Mount Tamborine.

Tamborine Mountain Distillery

This award winning has been producing liquers and spirits for over 25 years, using uniquely Australian flavour profiles, herbs and spices to place themselves a step above traditional distilleries. As the third oldest distillery in Queensland, you can visit their museum to see the process of distilling from start to finish, and even try some of their creations in a purpose-built tasting room. Some stand out favourites include the herbal liquers and spiced gold rum.

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