Springbrook National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

4.7stars, rated out of 5

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  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Aileen Lim
    a month ago

    Twin falls was gorgeous! I went on the shorter route. Quite a nice walk to go on during cool weather. The walk was quite narrow and isn’t fully paved. Be sure to bring good shoes for walking. Plenty of nice lookouts along the path back. Along the way we saw a snake cross the hiking path. So be careful where you step! The toilets just at the entrance of the trail were pretty clean too :).

  • 4stars, rated out of 5 Mohamed Adil
    a month ago

    Take the walking trail. Stop to see the natural beauty of this place. The flora & fauna is something you don’t get to see elsewhere. Walk down small streams to reach the picture perfect falls. A water fall coming down a skylight like opening in the rocks. Great viewing spots n the way for instagram pictures. Enjoy

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Carolina Beltrán
    7 months ago

    Love it! My favorite National Park close to Brisbane/Gold Coast QLD. It's great to walk through this fresh rainforest, it has nice landscapes and waterfalls. Perfect for a walk on a Sunday morning. Bring water, a hat and a fruit or snack. You can swim if you're brave. 😄

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Mohammad Kalantari
    8 months ago

    The Springbrook National Park is a must to do in Gold Coast, QLD. Its a protected national park full of spectacular waterfalls, lush rainforest, ancient trees, and impressive views. Bring water, boots, and hat. You need to spend a day at least to explore the beauty of the park. Highly recommended.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Jasen Anderson
    7 months ago

    Wow. What a gem of a hideaway. Having lived all my life in Brisbane, how did I not know about this place. Off the beaten track but easy to get to. What a marvellous walk on a gorgeous warm day.

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Photo credit: © Jen Bartlett

Virtual tour - MyRanger app

Discover the beauty and diversity of Springbrook National Park through the virtual ranger guided tours. Get up close and personal with some of the park’s unique animals through the Augmented Reality experiences. It’s like having a personal ranger in the palm of your hand. Photo credit: © Jen Bartlett

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Natural Bridge's Cave Creek restricted access area

    Why close access to the creek and creek bank?

    Safety

    • Natural Bridge has a history of serious injury and death associated with the cave and creek. This includes reports of three serious injuries from slipping on rocks since 1998 and the drowning and near drowning of two visitors in 2004.
    • Prohibiting access to Cave Creek and the creek bank will reduce the threat of injury or death due to:
      • slips and falls
      • drowning/near drowning
      • hypothermia or shock from unexpected water temperature.
    • Cave Creek lies beneath a section of potentially unstable rock face, which is predicted to send rocks into the creek if it falls. This rock face is monitored by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) staff and when required, geotechnical engineers.
    • Prohibiting access to the creek will substantially reduce the threat to visitor safety.

    Conservation

    • Entering the creek bank vegetation and swimming in the creek harms the glow-worm and microbat population as these activities affect their food. Glow-worms and microbats rely on insects for food. Insect larvae and eggs live in the silt of the creek bank and when trampled by people walking along the creek bank, are washed away during a wet season.
    • Pollution from visitors using insect repellent, sunscreen and leaving rubbish in the creek harms the insect food source of the glow-worms and microbats. Cave Creek is home to several frog species including the rare Australian marsupial frog, which may also be affected by visitor pollution.
    • Pollution from visitors is also detrimental to the water catchment.

    Map of restricted access area

    Restricted access fencing has been installed between the upper and lower bridges of Cave Creek. Swimming in the creek and access to the creek bank is prohibited—penalties apply!

    Alternative swimming locations

    An alternative for swimming near Natural Bridge is:

    • Bochow Park—a City of Gold Coast Council park, 4km north towards Nerang.
      The site offers easy access to Nerang River, electric barbecues, open space and picnic tables.

    Enforcement

    Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers patrol Natural Bridge and do compliance and permit checks on commercial tours. Persons found within the restricted access area will be fined under the Nature Conservation (Protected Areas Management) Regulation 2017.

    Natural Bridge values

    Natural Bridge section of Springbrook National Park forms part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.

    Natural Bridge cave is geologically significant due to the erosion process involved in its formation. It contains one of Australia’s largest glow-worm colonies, attracting more than 200 visitors a night.

    Natural Bridge section has pristine subtropical rainforest, containing epiphytes, palms, tree ferns and a canopy of black bean, brushbox, giant stinging trees, strangler figs and lilly pillies. It is home to an array of rare and threatened fauna and flora, including smooth davidsonia, small-leaved hazelwood, the cascade treefrog, tusked frog, sooty owl and koala.