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