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Springbrook andTamborine Rainforest Tour Incl Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave

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Springbrook andTamborine Rainforest Tour Incl Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave
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Discover the diverse wildlife of South East Queensland when you travel to the Springbrook plateau, Numinbah Valley and Mt Tamborine on a full-day tour from Brisbane. Your guide leads a leisurely walk in Springbrook National Park to see two stunning waterfalls, Natural Bridge and a glow worm cave. Have time to relax and enjoy the waterfalls and rainforest on this small-group tour with numbers limited to 21 participants, ensuring a more personalized experience.
  • Full-day tour of Springbrook National Park and Tamborine National Park from Brisbane
  • Drive through the picturesque Numinbah Valley and hike past rock pools and waterfalls in the rainforest
  • Stop at Natural Bridge and see the Glow Worm Caves
  • Includes round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour limited to 21 people for an intimate experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Visit two national parks, both part of the UNESCO-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
National Park fees
Bottled water
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Coffee and/or Tea
222 Margaret St , 222 Margaret St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Tours depart at 7:45am (Check In 7:35am) from the loading zone in front of 222 Margaret Street, Brisbane. This is outside the Skytower Apartments and between Albert and Edward Streets. Hotel pickups are not available.

7:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your day starts with morning pickup at Brisbane Transit Centre and a scenic drive through Numinbah Valley with views of Mt Tamborine. Approximately 62 miles (100 km) south of Brisbane, you reach Springbrook National Park, which lies within the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area.

Follow your guide on a hike that takes you into the rainforest and past waterfalls in this lush landscape. Hear about the region’s diverse wildlife, which includes more than 1,700 species of flowering plants and 500 vertebrate animals. Keep an eye out for pademelons (similar to wallabies), goannas, Australian water dragons and Australian brush-turkeys.

Near the arched rock of Natural Bridge, you can see Cave Creek waterfall as it plunges into a pool below as well as a cave with glow worms, which resemble tiny stars on the cave walls. Be on the lookout for Australian wildlife such as rosellas, king parrots, bowerbirds and kangaroos.

In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the Tamorine Mountain Glow Worm Caves at Cedar Creek, for your final rainforest walk of the day. See an audio-visual display on glow worms, whose brilliant blue-green lights are actually emitted by the tiny larvae of a fungus fly. Step inside the second cave filled with thousands of glowing worms!

Stroll along the Curtis Falls track, a moderately challenging 1-mile (1.6-km) trail that includes 101 steps. Descend beneath towering gum trees to the viewing platform over Curtis Creek, then continue down to a second platform overlooking a waterfall that cascades into a large rock pool.

After the drive back to Brisbane, you're dropped off at your original departure point.
Stop At:  
Tamborine Mountain
During your time at Tamborine, you will have free time at the popular Gallery Walk - Queensland's premier Arts and Craft district. There is an eclectic range of clothing, jewelry, and art galleries, fudge and sweet shops, wine tasting centres, boutique brewery and much more.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Natural Bridge
Whilst in the Springbrook National Park we travel through the Numinbah Valley with its valleys, escarpments and forests until we reach the Natural Bridge Section. Take an hours walk through the magnificent rainforest to Cave Creek where we will see the waterfall tumble into the Cave below.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
Of course glow worms only glow at night. So how do we see them on a daytime tour? We take you to the award winning Cedar Creek Glow Worm caves that have been specially constructed to turn daylight into nighttime with the thousands of glow worms enjoying ideal conditions. The best way to see them!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Curtis Falls
We visit the Joalah National Park and take a walk through the rainforest to Curtis Falls. Apart from viewing the picturesque falls and the Cedar Creek, this is a great spot for spotting some iconic bird life such as the Rainbow Lorikeet, kookaburra, King Parrot, and colourful Rosella. You may even see the shy pademelons (small rainforest wallabies).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
From high above on Tamborine Mountain look down into the spectacular Canungra Valley. See the mountains that make up the remnants of a massive volcano on this site.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Small-group tour, maximum 21 participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable closed-toe shoes are recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Queensland Day Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Springbrook andTamborine Rainforest Tour Incl Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Springbrook andTamborine Rainforest Tour Incl Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Great day out.
, Jul 2022
Lovely day out with our guides Brian and Bruce. Spectacular views and great walks. The glow worm cave was interesting and well worth a visit. Learnt a lot. Would definitely recommend. Good walking shoes are essential as there are a lot of uneven steps.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi, Thanks for doing a Review of your day with us in the Mountains. Yes guests should wear suitable walking shoes and white may not be a good choice. Glad our guides passed on some knowledge and you enjoyed the day. Regards Jo-Anne
Just, fine...
, Jun 2022
Nice day with nice tour guide, other guests as well as lovely weather. The highlights were the two rainforests. The gloworm cave was a bit of a let down. Seemed rather small. All in all it was an OK tour, nothing too exciting. I guess the main benefit is they drive you to all your destinations and the tour guide explains certain facts.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi, Thank you very much for passing on your comments about the Tour. We try our best to provide a variety of activities during the day to maximise the time we have and give something to a wide diversity of interests our guests present. For some the highlight is the glow worms, for others its Gallery Walk. But certainly the highlight for most is experiencing our awesome rainforests. And you hit the nail on the head. The big benefit is we do all the planning, provide the transport, and ensure that through our guides you learn something along the way. Again our appreciation for your comments. regards Jo-Anne
Very Interesting!
, Jun 2022
Very interesting! Beautiful scenic walks through rainforests and along rivers/waterfalls. Glow worm cave was very cool! Long rides in the van, but worth it!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi, Thank you for your Review and for the 5 star rating. We are aware of the length of the travel to Springbrook but it is the best rainforest in the area and you get to drive through the Numinbah Valley on the way. Australia is a big country! The drivers tell me that the drive is longer than normal at the moment due to the amount of roadworks that are happening, some resulting from the recent heavy rains. Hopefully the drive was worth it and your Review seems to indicate this. Again thank you. Regards Jo-Anne
It was an amazing day...
, May 2022
It was an amazing day trip. Our driver/guide was very good. Great knowledge of the area. Would highly recommend to everyone
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi, Thank you for recommending our day trip to Springbrook and Tamborine. We have been doing tours in this area for over 20 years now and still are in awe of the beauty. Regards Jo-Anne
A good day out of Brisbane
, May 2022
A small group led by Brian was really good, the luncheon venue and lunch was nice and the walks interesting.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi, Thank you vey much for your Review. We are glad you had a good day with us. Regards Jo-Anne
Wonderful Qld Waterfalls and Rainforests
, Jun 2021
Highly recommended for any people who enjoy walking trails and beautiful scenery. The waterfalls are magic and the Rainforests are beautiful. Awesome guide..easy pick up location and your taken to the best spots and walked to and from each location.
Very enjoyable day and our guide was fantastic.
, May 2021
Enjoyed the glow worms and walking through the Forrest. Great explanation of the surrounding trees and other interesting facts.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Leoni Thank you for your wonderful review. Brian will be very pleased you called him "fantastic". We are glad you enjoyed the day with us. Regards Jo
Perfect Getaway
, Apr 2021
that was nice and very educational tour with brian. We did love it! not only that we enjoyed so much!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Jenny, Thank you very much for your Review. We appreciate you taking the time to rate your Tour. We will make sure Brian sees this. Regards Jo-Anne
Nature is hard to beat
, Apr 2021
The Natural Bridge is amazing. The walkway has been well designed to show the waterfall and bridge from all angles.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi, Thank you for your review and 5 star rating. We certainly agree with your comments. The Natural Bridge facilities are currently being upgraded and we look forward to this being completed later this year to further enhance the overall experience. regards Jo-Anne
Unique glow worm cave
, Mar 2020
It is amazing to see the tiny blue lights produced by the worms. The walk through the rainforest was very educational.
Day Trip to spring brook
Toni S
, Jan 2020
Brian was a great host, very knowledgeable and friendly. The hikes were not very hard, but there are steps. The sites were beautiful. We had 10 people on our tour and it was the perfect size. This was a great day trip!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us. We are so happy that you rated it 5 Stars and for the kind words. Yes there are steps but our walks are done at a slow pace and most people cope ok with it. glad you enjoyed it. Regards Jo-Anne
Cool cave
Khaled O
, Dec 2019
First time to see glowing worms and to listen to cat bird. Cool trip. Drive is okay and guid gave good background of scenery.
Springbrook National park
, Dec 2019
Lovely day, James our guide very helpful and informative. Just a pity that the drought meant the creeks and waterfalls were not very full.
Great day trip
, Dec 2019
Really enjoyed the trip to Springbrook National Park and Tambourine Mountain. Especially liked the glow worms very impressed as how they manage this conservation project.
A date with Nature!
, Dec 2019
Seeing the glow worms & waterfalls up close was a very memorable experience! It started to rain the moment we enter the rain forest, which was like icing on the cake! Overall the entire package is very ideal if you are looking for spending a day without too much exertion. Shane was our tour guide & he did a splendid job! P.S. Try to avoid sitting in the back seat of the minivan if possible ;)
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi, Thank you for your Review. You certainly were special - it rained. I amd sure you will be aware that we have been in a drought for a while and any rain is a blessing. Also the forest looks it best in the rain - true! We are aware that any back seat can be a little cramped which is why we always keep a spare seat on that tour so we only have 3 across the back not 4. You should have said something I am sure Shane would have rotated seats. Thank you once again. regards Jo
a real nature experience
Henning M
, Oct 2019
This trip is a day full of nature experience. After driving up into the montains there are nice walks, not to exhausting. The nature itself is just great. THere is some driving to and from the place, however, this is acceptable. The guide even pointed out another short hike ínstead of the visit at the tourist village.
A nice trip all around
, Oct 2019
The walks in the rain forest were pretty easy to do. Springbrook is beautiful. The trip to gloworn is pretty amazing too. The lunch is in a nice place and the food is great too. I enjoyed it.
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Better guide would have made it better
Noah S
, Aug 2019
Driver would not allow food or drink on bus. Weird at 730 when no one ate breakfast yet, no mention of bathroom before leaving Shane was our guide for the hurried walk through rain forest. Glow worms were great and that was worth the trip. We were told to be done with lunch at 1pm. At 1:23 no one could find him. Weird. We rushed through lunch only to be waiting around confused. Realize he is sitting in the bus. Weird Rest of the tour was fine. The time spent in town was too much. An hour with not much to do in town, except spend money. Guide advertised free wine tastings but every winery charged five dollars for a tasting. Overall, guide wasnt personable and seemed to have no interest in any of it.
, Aug 2019
This trip was a little different than I expected. We were picked up in a bus that held about 20 people and it did not have wifi or charging stations, which is okay. The driver was very pleasant and explained the sights as we drove. Please note, parts of the drive are curvy and you can get car sick! We first stopped at the natural bridge and we hiked down to see this beautiful cave and waterfall. The guide was good about not setting a fast pace and everyone was able to keep up. There are stairs and inclines on this hike. We had a great day and saw this beautiful cave and waterfall. To our added surprise we got to see a python in a tree on the way back up to the coach! From there we drove up to the glow worm cave and lunch. The cave is manmade and you can't take pictures for reasons that they explain (they don't glow when there is light)! Lunch was very good and you get a good variety to choose from. From there we went to another waterfall and a quaint little town that offered a neat variety of shopping experiences. It is a bit of a drive to and from the city, so bring a book or something to do on the way there and back.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hi, Thank you very much for your Review which was thoughtful and helpful to future travelers. You were on one of our bigger groups. We average around 11 guests per tour and our maximum group size is 21. We agree the road is "curvy" in parts but the views are spectacular in the country sectors. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and lunch. For readers the drive Brisbane to Natural Bridge is 1h 20min Tamborine to Brisbane 55min. Again our appreciation for your time in writing this Review.
Springbrook and Tamborine Forests
, Jun 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed the walks through the rain forests. Also the glow worm cave walk through. I would have preferred to have a longer time at the lunch venue. And also a longer time in the rain forests. The time for 'shopping' at Tamborine could have been excluded I think. Really do not need to go on a tour to shop for an hour.

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