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Springbrook National Park
Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park

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382 Reviews
Free admission
Carricks Road, Springbrook

The Basics

Most visitors opt to explore Springbrook National Park on a day trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, often in combination with the neighboring Mt. Tamborine National Park, famous for its glowworm caves. A typical full-day tour might include a visit to landmarks such as the Natural Bridge and Cave Creek Waterfall; a short walk through the rain forest, spotting exotic birds and other wildlife; and a spectacular view over the Numinbah Valley followed by a picnic lunch at Purling Brook Falls.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Gold Coast

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Beautiful!
Nina_F, May 2021
World Heritage Springbrook National Park Tour Including Natural Bridge
Amazing trip, well worth it! Trent, our guide & driver was brilliant, very knowledgeable, friendly & made the day fun. Highly recommended.
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Great Tour!
Nora_F, Apr 2021
World Heritage Springbrook National Park Tour Including Natural Bridge
Great tour with an amazing guide. We had a great day immersed in nature. We really enjoyed this tour and will highly recommend this to anyone
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Wonderful experience?
Sithy, Mar 2021
World Heritage Springbrook National Park Tour Including Natural Bridge
We enjoyed every bit of our tour. Our tour guide, Aaron was extremely helpful and we would recommend this tour to all of our family and friends. Thank you for this amazing experience!
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Chasing waterfalls in Springbrook, Hinterlands
pinabazzano, Feb 2020
Full-day Springbrook National Park Tour from the Gold Coast
Such a great day. A huge THANKYOU to Barry, our guide for the day. So knowledgeable & such a great guy. He took so much care & just wanted the group to enjoy the day together. The views & scenery were incredible & Barry made sure he took us to all the right places. Thank you & I’d recommend this tour in a heartbeat.
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Tamborine mountain
willmagher, Feb 2020
Full-day Springbrook National Park Tour from the Gold Coast
Was a bit disappointed we were unable to do the Springbrook tour. Due to not enough people booking in for it. However the Tamborine mountain tour was quite nice. Our guide; Barry was very informative and knowledgeable, friendly and very interested in our lives as well. I learnt quite a lot and saw some great views.
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It was amazing afternoon...
Sharon_H, Mar 2021
World Heritage Springbrook National Park Tour Including Natural Bridge
It was amazing afternoon I love all the places we visit work our tour guide was excellent and funny too I highly recommend this tour
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Great Trip to the National Park
Jon, Jul 2020
World Heritage Springbrook National Park Tour Including Natural Bridge
Friendly guide who was very knowledgeable about the area, history, and wildlife of the park. We had lovely views of the waterfalls and from the lookouts.
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Great intro to some of Australia's natural beauty
Steve_F, Mar 2020
World Heritage Springbrook National Park Tour Including Natural Bridge
The basic trip was a bus tour to several beautiful locations in the Springbrook National Park. The views were spectacular, and the bus was comfortable. What was special on this trip was the guide, who gave us loads of interesting information about the flora, fauna, ecosystems, and geology related to what we were seeing. I would do this tour again myself, so I definitely recommend it to others.
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Beautiful personalised experience.
Dipen_T, Mar 2020
World Heritage Springbrook National Park Tour Including Natural Bridge
It was amazing day with an educated and friendly guide. Though we couldn't see much from the best of lookout, it was a great experience regardless.
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Great tour!
gabii52018, Oct 2019
Full-day Springbrook National Park Tour from the Gold Coast
Paul was great, and really gave a wonderful tour of the national park. Thoroughly enjoyed the day! Very timely and also great driving.
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Amazing waterfalls
warataheddleston1, Feb 2020
World Heritage Springbrook National Park Tour Including Natural Bridge
The waterfalls were amazing The rainforests were lush and green Aaron our tour bus driver was very polite and very informative, learned quite a few new things on his tour Recommend this tour to everybody visiting the Gold Coast
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Springbrook
Meander13255130745, May 2019
Full-day Springbrook National Park Tour from the Gold Coast
We had the most amazing day. The views and waterfalls were a treat. I wish I could have done one of the trails. Thank you Josh and Barry for sharing all your knowledge.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Springbrook National Park is ideal for outdoors lovers, hikers, and bird watchers, who will want to look out for the rare Albert’s lyrebird, found only at Springbrook.

  • There is no entrance fee to enter the national park.

  • A 4WD is recommended for driving in the park.

  • The park has limited visitor facilities, so be sure to bring everything you need including comfortable shoes, sun or rain protection, food, and plenty of water.

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How to Get There

Springbrook National Park is located 65 miles (105 kilometers) south of Brisbane and it’s an around 1.5-hour drive from the city or 45-minute drive from the Gold Coast. There are no public transport options for reaching the park so the only way to get there is to join a guided tour or hire a private vehicle.

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When to Get There

You can visit Springbrook all year, but the most popular time is the summer months (December to March). The forested mountains are often much cooler than the beaches and coastal towns, so don’t worry about it being too hot to hike. From June to September, the weather is ideal for hiking but it can get cold in evening, so bring some warm clothing.

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Hiking in Springbrook

The best way to experience Springbrook is on foot. Many of the walks in Springbrook National Park are signposted, making it easy to find your way, and some also include information boards explaining the various plants and wildlife. Popular short walks include the 2-hour Twin Falls Circuit, passing through lush rain forest, where you can admire the views from Canyon Lookout and swim in a natural rock pool. Another busy trail is the Purling Brook Falls Circuit, a 2- to 3-hour hike including a suspension bridge through a dramatic gorge. For something more challenging, the Warrie Circuit is a full-day hike (around 6 hours) to stunning Goomoolahra Falls.

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