Quick Overview of Sandy Creek Circuit:
Sandy Creek Circuit is a rainforest walk at Mt Tamborine that features picnic areas, huge trees, a beautiful creek and some scenic views of Mt Flinders and Cameron Falls.
What Is It?
Sandy Creek Circuit is a luscious 2.6km rainforest walk at Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast Hinterland that includes scenic views across the valley to Mt Flinders and South Brisbane, huge piccabeen palm groves and a stunning view of the Cameron waterfalls.
Just past the car park at the entrance, there is a blissfully quiet picnic area where you’ll find picnic tables, barbecue’s, toilets and some amazing views. During our visit we were even lucky enough to spot a large goanna resting in the bush area!
The walk itself is an easy grade, class 4 rough dirt track that gently descends through a thick canopy of palms and trees, towards the gushing creek at the valley floor, where you can hear the beautiful sounds of the local bird life.
Some of the tree’s here are truly humongous and spectacular, we even found a hollow one that you’re able to step inside of! The tree is hollow all the way up and if you’re lucky enough you can even spot some of the local residents!
The walk travels alongside the beautiful running creek, and becomes rather rocky once you reach the bottom so make sure you watch your step, and look up to enjoy the huge palms towering into the sky.
Halfway through the walking track you will find a short path that branches off through the open eucalyptus forest, leading to the stunning Cameron Falls lookout. On a clear day you’ll be able to enjoy sweeping views out across the valley to Mt Flinders and towards South Brisbane.
As you head back onto the main walk, the track transformers from a dirt path into a series of stone staircases leading towards a paved crossing section of the creek where you can look out over the beautiful waterfalls.
How Long Does It Take?
We suggest allowing at least an hour for the 2.6km walk, and maybe another hour or so to sit and take in the views or have a picnic in the picnic area at the entrance to the walk.
What Should I Bring?
We recommend bringing good ankle supporting footwear, some sunscreen and a hat, a bottle of drinking water and a picnic to enjoy after the walk.
As always with walks like this, its a good idea to bring someone along with you as a safety measure in case of a fall or injury.
Finally, we also recommend taking along a camera to get some photos of the amazing views!
What Else Should I Know?
At certain times during the walk, Sandy Creek Circuit travels close to steep cliff edges. Make sure you remain on the designated track, stay behind fences and supervise children at all times.
How Do I Get There?
Sandy Creek Circuit is located at 48/50 Knoll Rd, North Tamborine. For more information, check out the detailed map below:
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