Springbrook National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast


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  • 5 Rosa Chen
    3 weeks ago

    There are two hiking trails, one is around 2 hours for return and another one is about four hours. We chose the two hours one, and we can see different angles of this Purling Brook Fall while walking. We’re so lucky that there were raining few days ago, so we can enjoy magnificent waterfall today. Highly recommend this natural national park to families or friends who want to have a lovely and chill holidays.

  • 5 Nick Bedford
    3 weeks ago

    Absolutely stunning with the renewed waterfalls! First time I've hiked Warrie Circuit with water flowing so much that I had to wade barefoot twice through the creeks. Be careful when crossing rocks around waterfalls and through creeks. The flowing water has power! Unforgettable.

  • 5 Glenn
    a month ago

    Love this place. Amazing scenery, good amenities at the entrances, plenty of information signs around the walks and the track surfaces are well maintained. Purling Brook Falls and Twin Falls are awesome, but also make the little bit of effort to walk in to Black Fellow Falls, particularly if there has been recent rains. Probably the only downside is the lack of parking near some of the walk entry points. The locals must love the traffic jamming up their streets on weekends. Spend plenty of money at the stalls and shops and they'll surely forgive you. Go early and enjoy the cool morning air and you'll find it easier to get a park. Weekdays are quieter if you have that option. Watch out for the motorcycles on the road in and out. Guys, c'mon, it's a public road and you don't bounce so good.

  • 5 Ozzy Kunnu
    2 months ago

    Perfect little....No!! Huge haven for nature lover, ans has everything, best of bird views, beautiful waterfalls, some to take a dip, amazing massive ancient trees, and plenty of wild life. You cannot go.wrong if you choose to spend a whole.day here. Some.of.the best waterfalls are very private and fun. A must

  • 5 Pablo Schreyvogel
    8 months ago

    It's got a waterfall, it's lush, it's surrounded by green, what's not to love.

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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

Frequently asked questions


    Are there any powered camp sites?


    Are there any washing facilities?

    No laundry or washing facilities are available. Campers must bring their own washing up bowl or bucket.

    Are there any showers?

    Showers are not provided at the camping area and there are no public showers available on Springbrook plateau, Natural Bridge, Mount Cougal or Numinbah sections.

    Are fires allowed?

    No. Fuel stoves such as gas, methylated spirits and manufactured fuels or other camping stoves can be used at picnic and camping areas. Please read more about fuel stoves before heading to the park.


    Can I bring a camper trailer?

    The Settlement camping area located on the Springbrook plateau is the only camping area within the park. All camp sites are well defined and suitable for tents, camper trailers and campervans.

    Can I bring a caravan?

    There is no caravan camping available on the park. The steep, narrow roads prevent caravans from accessing Springbrook plateau.

    Will I get mobile phone service?

    This depends to some extent on your carrier. Generally coverage is moderate. Coverage is better from the parts of the plateau where you can see the Gold Coast.

    What do campers do upon arrival at The Settlement camping area?

    Stop at the information stand at the camping area entrance to find out more about the camping area and current park news for Springbrook. Take a camping tag, unless you have a printed copy with you, to display your booking number.

    Should I be worried about theft?

    There have been reported thefts from cars. We recommend that you carry any valuables such as car keys, garage remotes, wallets, cameras and phones with you. Thieves favour vehicles with valuable items on show.


    Can I drink the water?

    Please supply all your drinking water as water quality cannot be guaranteed. If using water from the park, please boil or treat with water treatment tablets before drinking.

    What will the weather be like?

    The weather on Springbrook is changeable and often cooler and with more rainfall than the Gold Coast. For more information, see 'Climate and weather' or visit the Bureau of Meteorology.


    Should I be concerned about snakes?

    The two most common reptiles you will most likely see in Springbrook National Park are glossy black skinks known as land mullets, and sleepy carpet pythons. Snakes tend to be observed more in the warmer spring and summer months. Although there are twelve potentially dangerous species of snake in Queensland, it is unlikely that you will be at risk of being bitten.

    For your safety, never attempt to pick up any type of reptile. The rule to remember is that snakes have right of way! If you see a snake, the best way to avoid being bitten is simply to leave the snake alone.

    In the rare case of being bitten by a snake, seek medical attention immediately. It is recommended to carry a first-aid kit and be trained in first-aid procedures and always walk with another person.

    What can I do to prevent leeches?

    Leeches are common in rainforest, particularly after rain. Insect repellent on your socks helps keep them away. Seek medical advice if you have a reaction to a leech bit or bleeding persists after removal. It is recommended to carry a first-aid kit and be trained in first-aid procedures.

    What should I do if I get a tick?

    Ticks tend to live in forested areas with a dry, grassy understorey. However, during very dry weather periods, people have reported the occasional tick while walking on some of the rainforest walking tracks. Avoid ticks by wearing long sleeves and long trousers, hats and shoes. Apply insect repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

    If you have a tick embedded under your skin, seek medical advice before removing. It is recommended to carry a first-aid kit and be trained in first-aid procedures.


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