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  • Address: Springbrook, Australia
  • Admission: Free

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Springbrook National Park Tours

Part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Gondwana Rainforests, the startling landscapes of Springbrook National Park are among the many highlights of Queensland’s Gold Coast Hinterlands. Carved out by an ancient volcano, the rugged plateau is now a natural wonderland of forested gorges, jagged cliffs, and cascading waterfalls. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.
 
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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Springbrook and Tamborine Rainforest Tour Including Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave, Brisbane, ... 
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Springbrook and Tamborine Rainforest Tour Including Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave

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This day trip from Brisbane combines two national parks in South East Queensland: Springbrook and Tamborine. Located in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour, Brisbane, Day Trips
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Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour

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Explore Springbrook National Park with an expert guide on a full-day tour from Brisbane. The park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.99
Glow Worm Cave and Natural Bridge Tour from Gold Coast, Gold Coast, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Glow Worm Cave and Natural Bridge Tour from Gold Coast

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Travel into the Gold Coast hinterland to view the spectacular sight of one of Australia's largest glow worm colonies, located within Natural Bridge Cave. On ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Springbrook National Park Hiking Tour Including Purling Brook Falls from the Gold Coast, Gold ... 
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Springbrook National Park Hiking Tour Including Purling Brook Falls from the Gold Coast

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Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge Hiking Tour from the Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Hiking & ... 
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Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge Hiking Tour from the Gold Coast

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Take a half-day hike with an experienced guide in the Springbrook National Park to Natural Bridge and Springbrook Scenic Rim lookouts, and explore this unique ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Gold Coast, Canal Cruise and Burleigh Heads National Park Day Trip, Brisbane, Hiking & Camping
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Gold Coast, Canal Cruise and Burleigh Heads National Park Day Trip

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Explore the diversity of the Gold Coast on a day trip that includes the city sights, visiting Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Burleigh Heads, discover the ...  Read more

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Springbrook National Park Rainforest and Waterfall Day Trip from Brisbane, Brisbane, Day Trips
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Springbrook National Park Rainforest and Waterfall Day Trip from Brisbane

Feel the spray on your face as you walk behind cascading waterfalls, rest beside a rainforest pool with a delicious home-made picnic lunch, explore ancient ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Gold Coast Mountains Tour Including Springbrook National Park and Mt Tamborine, Gold Coast, Day ... 
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Gold Coast Mountains Tour Including Springbrook National Park and Mt Tamborine

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Now is the time for an unforgettable experience at Queensland’s Gold Coast. This personally guided tour will take you to some of the most amazing natural ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs

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World Heritage Springbrook National Park Tour Including Natural Bridge, Gold Coast, Day Trips
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World Heritage Springbrook National Park Tour Including Natural Bridge

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Spend an afternoon exploring the World Heritage Springbrook National Park and Natural Bridge on this small-group tour from the Gold Coast.  You'll enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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