5 Gold Coast Waterfalls You’ll LOVE

Are you looking for something to do or somewhere to go this long weekend? How about taking a trip to one of the many waterfalls on the Gold Coast?


I’ve put together a list of 5 waterfalls that I love, and hopefully you will too, on the Gold Coast. The length of the walk varies but most are pretty easy to get to, but be warned, they WILL be busy as they’re popular spots to spend time in nature.


IMG_3424FIRST is Curtis Falls on Mt. Tamborine. An easy one to get to and is usually flowing all the time but lately we’ve had some good rain up there so should be flowing quite nicely.


HINT: Make sure you take a walk down stream if there’s plenty of water for a nice walk though the rainforest along the stream, there are some lovely photo opportunities 🙂



SECOND is the Natural Bridge in the Springbrook National Park. To get here you need to go through Nerang and head towards Beechmont and follow the signs, a nice drive and not too long plus an easy walk to get there.





IMG_3897-HDRTHIRD is the lovely Killarney Glen in Lower Beechmont. The natural heart-shaped rock here is absolutely lovely to see. Pretty much every weekend is busy there so be prepared to struggle to find a park, especially over a sunny forecasted Easter long weekend.

If you decide to take a trip here or to the Natural Bridge or Lips Falls, why not make a day of it and do a round trip? They’re not that far from each other and all lovely spots, just depends if there will be lots of people!


Fwpid702-IMG_6910.jpgOURTH is O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in the Lamington National Park. There are a number of waterfalls up this way and they’re all lovely, just depends on how fit you’re feeling. Moran Falls would have to be the easiest one to get to with a pretty short walk that you can take at your own pace. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you could look at doing the Elabana Falls track or the full Box Log Circuit which is longer, but you can immerse yourself in nature for the day. Just be sure to check the weather and take a packed lunch.

If you decide to make the trip up there, be sure to check out the bird feeding that you can do at certain times of the day, it’s a fun experience to hand feed some birds and get some great holiday snaps.





IMG_2043FIFTH is Lips Falls at Beechmont. It’s not the most spectacular falls to look at when the water isn’t running fully, but it’s a nice walk with a couple of up and down-hill sections that you can take a rest at down the bottom and dip your toes in the water too.




What’s your favourite Gold Coast waterfall? Let me know in the comments below! If you found this little article useful and you decided to take a trip to the falls, let me know of your experience.


Do you like the images you see here? Check out the waterfalls gallery here to order your prints to take home from your adventures.


1 Comment
  • Ryan Fowler
    Posted at 16:58h, 27 March Reply

    I just got back from shooting at Curtis Falls today and the water flowing over the falls isn’t massive but still makes for a great view. There were plenty of people there today (Sunday) but it was good to see people getting out and enjoying nature. have a safe and happy Easter!

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