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Gold Coast- Springbrook National Park
Over thousands of years, water and volcanic activity have carved a spectacular landscape of cliffs, gorges and waterfalls around the Springbrook Plateau just behind the Gold Coast. Almost 3000ha of rainforest, open forest and montane heath are protected in Springbrook National Park. Picturesque creeks, tumbling waterfalls and panoramic views make Springbrook one of the state’s most popular parks.
More than 100 bird species live in the park and rare and threatened animals like the Richmond birdwing rely on Springbrook’s forests for their survival. Ten percent of the plants are only found locally.
is part of a chain of mountains and forest remnants on both sides of the Queensland/New
South Wales border known as the “Scenic Rim”. These forests are
protected in the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage Area.
Take a scenic drive to Springbrook and enjoy spectacular views over the Gold Coast and hinterland. Go for a short walk or simply relax in the bush.
Find a perfect picnic spot at Goomoolahra, Tallanbana or Gwongorella. You might see brush-turkeys, satin bowerbirds, noisy miners and crimson rosellas. Toilets, a shelter shed, picnic tables and barbecues are provided. Gwongorella has electric barbecues. Boil the water for five minutes before drinking or take your own water supply.
Enjoy a bushwalk in the fresh mountain air. Look for logrunners in the rainforest leaf litter or listen for the call of the Albert’s lyrebird. The Twin Falls circuit is a great introduction to the park. See rainforest, open forest and montane heath, waterfalls and scenic views on this short walk.
You can bush camp at Purling Brook Falls. Campsites are limited and bookings are essential. The campground has very basic facilities (no showers or bins) and is unsuitable for caravans. Bush camping is not allowed in the park.
the plateau’s fascinating past and the present-day forests at the Springbrook
Information Centre. The centre is housed in a 1911 schoolhouse.
Springbrook is 30km from Nerang or 42km from Mudgeeraba via the Springbrook plateau.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
13 QGOV (13 74 68)