Joalah section walks

Joalah is located at the headwaters of Cedar Creek and is accessible from both Eagle Heights Road and Dapsang Drive car park. A toilet block and large vehicle parking is provided at the car park. There are no picnic facilities at this site.

Eagle Heights Road access track (Grade 3)

Distance: 400m return

Time: Allow about 10mins walking time

Details: A short walk through the rainforest on the outer edge of Joalah leads to several cafes and shops.

Curtis Falls track (Grade 3)

Distance: 1.1km return

Time: Allow about 30mins walking time

Details: This enchanting walk begins in wet eucalypt forest beneath towering flooded gums. Notice a drop in temperature as the wet eucalypt forest merges into lush rainforest. Beautiful crows nest and staghorn ferns can be seen in the canopy above. The rock pool and surrounding basalt rock face provide important glow-worm habitat.

Caution: Access to the Curtis Falls rock pool and surrounding area is not permitted—penalties apply. This is for the safety of visitors and the protection of glow-worm and platypus populations. Observe the restricted access area notice (PDF, 108K).

Lower creek circuit (Grade 4)

Distance: 2.5km return

Time: Allow about 1hr walking time

Details: Branching off the Curtis Falls track, the Lower creek circuit crosses Cedar Creek before passing a giant, fallen strangler fig. Beyond the strangler fig the track becomes a typical, more challenging Grade 4 walking track, with creek crossings that involve rock hopping. Notice basalt boulders and columns on this creek-side rainforest walk.

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