The Knoll Section, Tamborine Mt, QLD

Home of Cameron Falls and boasting views to Brisbane City, The Knoll Section of Tamborine Mountain does not disappoint. With plenty of picnic areas and a lookout 100m from the carpark, The Knoll Section is popular with tourists and locals alike.

Quick Info

Location: 48/50 Knoll Rd, North Tamborine QLD 4272

Walking Distance: 2.6km return

Elevation: Some stairs

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy, very straightforward walk

Costs/Permit: No cost, no permit required

Opening Times: only closed occasionally for maintenance

Facilities: Pit toilets, picnic tables, BBQ, parking for approximately 30 cars, lookout near the carpark

What to take: Water, camera, insect repellant, picnic,


Within meters of beginning the walk, the busyness of everyday life fades away and the serenity of the forest takes over. The vibrant green of the ferny undergrowth is a welcome contrast to the rich brown of the bushwalking track.

The Begining of the Path

The first 500m of the track leads to Sandy Creek Circuit. This circuit can be traversed in either direction. Cameron Falls are approximately halfway along the circuit. The track is very well maintained and signed. It would be extreemly hard to get lost here.

Well Maintained Stairs

Sandy Creek Circuit mostly follows the creek, but from a further distance than in the Joalah Section. Here the path is about 50m from the creek (10m in the Joalah Section). Lookout for where the circuit crosses the creek. At any time this is lovely, but in times of rain it would be spectacular.

Crossing the Creek Bed

Sandy Creek Circuit takes you past a landslide of boulders – Girraween in a rainforest! The mossy boulders are just begging to be explored.

Mossy Boulders Galore

A lookout platform has been built, with views of Cameron Falls to the right, and views to Brisbane City straight ahead. The falls can be heard more easily than seen. While the lookout is exposed, and in summer could be baking hot, the cool of the canopy is a welcome relief. The circuit takes you to the top of Cameron Falls, an ideal spot to stop for a snack and explore.

View from the top of Cameron Falls

All of Tamborine Mountain’s bushwalks offer beautiful immersive nature experiences. At 2.6km, The Knoll Section could be powered through in less than an hour; however this walk is best savoured. Spoil yourself, plan a visit here soon.

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