Gorge Falls, Upper Tallebudgera
Where is it: Tallebudgera Creek Road, Upper Tallebudgera (Gold Coast)
Why we love it: We love it when the journey is as fun as the destination - and this easy trek is fantastic!
Tell me more: Our National Parks here are fantastic - beautiful natural areas and many of these great spots have awesome facilities so that everyone can get in to see the best spots! But we also love finding some of the 'hidden' gems that are not so easy to get to. The Gorge Falls fits somewhere in between these - it's not that well known and there's no direct path or map to the falls, but it's not restrictively difficult to get to! The Cream Track sets off from the very end of Tallebudgera Creek Road. There's a small car park that no doubt will fill up quickly on a warm weekend in summer but there is are a few spots on the side of the road that you will be able to park.
From the car park it's a walk of only about 2 kilometres to get to Gorge Falls - about half on a rocky track and the other following the creek. It's not signed but it's not too difficult to find. The kids love rock hopping so they were more than happy with this walk! After about 20 minutes of walking we came across the falls - emptying into a lovely swimming hole! While not swimming, there are a few spots to sit down and enjoy the view (no amenities here), but it was difficult to stay out of the water. A few hanging ropes allowed the more adventurous to climb up the falls, however this was a little out of reach for our little guys.
A visit to the Gorge Falls was a lovely day out for us - it was a bit of an adventure but extremely satisfying when we reached the falls! The walk itself was lovely and the kids had so much fun!
Amenities: Nothing here past the car parking area! 👍
Cost: Completely free but you will need your own car to get here, and your own food and water! 👍👍👍👍
Parking: Very limited parking but there is room to park on the side of the road! 👍👍
Best for: Active and adventurous kids and those who love the outdoors! 👍👍👍
Summary: It’s a lovely spot but not the easiest to get to – perfect for an adventure! 👍👍👍
Hints: Do some research before you head off as there are no directions on where to go!
1/22/2020 10:20:37 am
You have stumbled onto private property. Would recommend you remove your post as if the owners see it they could prosecute you.
1/22/2020 12:20:13 pm
2/13/2020 08:33:28 am
You are correct it is crown land, I have been told many times its Private Property and this is not true, agree its not easy to identify the PP. Good to see you all had fun in my local area
9/25/2022 01:15:47 am
My family owned that property you entered through the gate on for over 40 years. You couldn’t walk through back then as it was all our own private property. (You would have seen the three driveways to the left as you walked in, one was my grandfathers house and the other two led to my mothers and uncle and aunties house) My grandfather gave the majority of the property to be heritage listed and that’s why you can access the track now and nothing will ever be built on it. It was definitely our own peace of paradise. Also, a bit of trivia for you, at the first creek you crossed that’s where they filmed parts of Nims island and George of the jungle two, specifically the vine swinging scenes. I used to love walking up to the waterfall as a kid. As we were the only ones there back then, you felt like you were the only people that had ever stepped foot there before. Glad you enjoyed it!
1/26/2023 08:02:17 pm
Thank you for sharing such an amazing part of the world ☺️
12/23/2022 09:58:47 am
Amazing place - thanks for your generoisity to let other people enjoy this true paradise!
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