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Joalah Section, Tamborine National Park

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by Cris (subscribe)
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Published June 3rd 2021
A waterfall, a creek crossing and majestic trees
The hike takes place in a magic forest with incredible magnificent trees, a creek and a beautiful waterfall.

Joalah section walk has two trails: Curtis Falls track and Lower creek circuit. The hike starts both at Eagle Heights Road and Dapsang Avenue. There are parking facilities and toilets.

Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
Hikers of the Group Hiking South East Qld And More. Photo by Author.


Curtis Falls Track is rated Grade 3 meaning the hike is relatively easy, still, some hiking experience is necessary and the trail may have steps and steep sections. The trail is 1.1 km return, allow about 30 minutes walking time.

Lower Creek Circuit is rated Grade 4, meaning bushwalking experience recommended, track may be rough and steep.

The trail is 2.5 km return, allow about 1 hour walking time. The hike involves crossing the creek - this is lots of fun and adventurous. If you don't want to cross the creek, you can retrace your steps.

Curtis Falls is a very popular trail up to the waterfall and it can be very busy.

Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
The trail starts at the end of Dapsang Avenue or just about at the end of Eagle Heights Road. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
These two huge trees remind me of the paws of a dinosaur. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
A strangler fig disappearing in the canopy of the forest. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
An aspect of the trail. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
The trees bear many crow's nests. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
The creek running in the forest of Piccabeen palms. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
Curtis Falls. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
An aspect of Curtis Falls. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
An aspect of Curtis Falls. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
An aspect of Curtis Falls. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
Little bridge over the beautiful creek. Curtis Falls can attract many visitors and hikers. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
An aspect of the trail. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More,
The pristine creek flanked by the Piccabeen palms. Photo by Author.


The Strangler figs send their roots down from the top of their host tree. Then the roots fuse together around the trunk of the host tree. Strangler figs provide food for many mammals and birds in the forest.

Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More, Strangler Figs,
Strangler figs are very common and very important trees in the forest. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More, Strangler Figs,
The creek along the trail. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More, Strangler Figs,
A rock is getting engulfed by the roots. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More, Strangler Figs,
Crossing the creek. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More, Strangler Figs,
A Strangler Fig fell on the creek. Photo by Author.


Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More, Strangler Figs,
Hiking back on Curtis Falls Trail. Photo by Author.


After the hike in the afternoon, I visit Gallery Cafe in Tamborine Mountain together with the group before heading home. Gallery Cafe, in 12 Long Rd, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4271.

What to bring

Hiking gear: a hiking medium backpack, long trousers and shirt with long sleeve, light raincoat, very recommended hiking ankle supportive boots; first aid kit, insect repellent (it works for leeches; give preference to cream or roll-on that are more environmentally friendly than the spray), sunscreen, gloves, walking poles if you like to use them, socks protectors or gaiters.

Consider packing some extra clothes and leave them in the car. Pack some clean footwear and socks.

For this hike, consider carrying a map or download a good app on your smartphone that can help you to navigate in the bush.

Bring a medium day backpack with lots of water, especially if it's a hot day, 1.5 litres of water and snacks. During summer you can bring electrolytes to dissolve in water to compensate for the loss through perspiration.

You may consider packing sandwiches, fresh fruit, dry fruit, energy bars and small meals.

Walk with family, friends or in a group. Never alone!

The days prior to the hike make sure to check:

Weather Website www.bom.gov.au

Park Alerts https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/main-range

Road Conditions https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au


Directions

From Brisbane City, take the M3 that becomes M1. Exit at n 38, at Yatala, travel on Stanmore Rd, then turn left onto Beaudesert Beenleigh Rd.

When you are at the Tamborine roundabout, follow the Tamborine Mountain Rd. The hike starts both at Eagle Heights Road and Dapsang Avenue in Tamborine.

Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain, Curtis Falls track, Lower creek circuit, Witches Falls Section, Palm Grove Section. The knoll Section, Gallery Café in Tamborine Mountain, Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls in Tamborine National Park, Group Hiking South East Qld And More, Strangler Figs,
Joalah Section starts at the end of Dapsang Avenue and almost at the end of Eagle Heights Rd. Photo fromhttps://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/tamborine



More related articles by the Author

Witches Falls Circuit Hike in Tamborine National Park
www.weekendnotes.com/witches-falls-circuit-mount-tamborine

The Knoll Section Walk in Tamborine National Park
www.weekendnotes.com/knoll-section-walk-tamborine-mountain


Reference

parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/tamborine
www.paperbarkwriter.com/the-strangler-fig-everyones-favorite-killer

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Your Comment
Some nice short walks described, interesting and with beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.
by telor (score: 1|82) 17 days ago
Another picturesque walk. Don't you just love the roots on the fig trees. A few of the gardens in Melbourne have them and are are magnificent to look at.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|2610) 16 days ago
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