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Springbrook National Park
Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park

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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Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour
Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour
$97.22 per adult
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This was a beautiful trip with a...
This was a beautiful trip with a very sweet guide. We had rain and mist the whole time but that made it magical.
Leabird, Oct 2016

Recent reviews from experiences in Gold Coast

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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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We really enjoyed our day bush...
Amanda J M, Oct 2016
Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour
We really enjoyed our day bush walking - seeing many waterfalls, the natural bridge and many other things. Livio was an excellent guide. Lunch was not so great - had we known what was going to be provided we would have brought our own food. Plus the pick up was a unclear.
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Nothing fancy about it, but the...
Rob, Jun 2016
Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour
Nothing fancy about it, but the tour was amazing! Guide Clayton grew up in the area and was very knowledgeable. They had just had rain the day before, so there were lots of waterfalls.
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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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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.
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This was really excellent tour...
Pamela S, Jul 2016
Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour
This was really excellent tour. Enjoyed every minute. Fabulous walk. Guide was really informative and the day was fun. Picnic was great.
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Barry was awesome!
PEili K, Jan 2019
Full-day Springbrook National Park Tour from the Gold Coast
It was a great trip! Tho i wish we could really walk nearer to the waterfall but the scenic view & natural bridge walk was a good one. Barry our guide was such a funny guy. Even tho some of us was sleeping in the bus after a heavy lunch, barry still keep showing and introucing everything we drove pass by. It was such a joy to have Barry on the last day of the year as my guide. Thank you Barry!
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This was a great way to see...
Jennifer S, Oct 2012
Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour
This was a great way to see Queensland. Springbrook National Park Is beautiful and the bush walks were great. We saw rainforest and waterfalls as well as fantastic views. We also had a fantastic guide who was very knowledgable about the area. The only thing that let this trip down was the very long journey from Brisbane along the Gold Coast to pick up others and the glow worms were a let down. However, the parrot feeding more than made up for this!
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Wonderful full day of bushwalking...
Dauphin, Jul 2016
Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour
Wonderful full day of bushwalking with knowledgeable guides, this is a well worth tour and seriously is one of the most beautiful sights you will see at Natural Bridge.....a must do at Brisbane
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This day tour was great. Our tour...
Anne B, Oct 2015
Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour
This day tour was great. Our tour leader John was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable on all aspects of the tour.
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Beautiful trip to the National Park...
gjg, Dec 2015
Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour
Beautiful trip to the National Park. It did take an hour and half to get to the National Park on the bus. The ride was definitely worth it....the views are wonderful, the hike to the waterfalls is worth the effort. We saw lots of wildlife.....even a 6 foot long python! Out tour guide was quite knowledgeable and enjoyable.

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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