Springbrook National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast


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  • 5 Lavish Lalwani
    3 weeks ago

    Absolutely beautiful national park. It's one of my favourite places to visit. There are a variety of tracks available for all fitness levels and all ages. I really enjoy visiting here during winter or spring. I always prefer to visit the park early (6-7am) because it can get very busy later in the day between 9am - 3pm. Please wear strong grippy hiking shoes as the tracks can be slippery, wet and filled with loose rocks.

  • 5 Maverick Jeske
    a month ago

    With multiple walks leaving from different location, and wonderful views. It's always great. Starting to get busy now days though.

  • 5 Yuusuf Sallahuddin
    a month ago

    Went to Purling Brook Falls circuit for the afternoon. Arrived around 4pm. Not very busy, a little light rain, but just in time to catch the sunset views. I'd suggest going a bit earlier if you want to catch the falls in daylight from the bottom, as we ended up walking 3/4 of the track in utter darkness.

  • 5 Em ma
    a month ago

    Easily my favourite place in the world. Remember to pick up any rubbish you see and practice hiking etiquette. Breathe in and enjoy 🌿💚

  • 5 Tina Agassiz
    3 months ago

    If you’re someone who enjoys the great outdoors, forestry terrain and nature walks. You’ll appreciate Springbrook National Park. A short walk from the parking lot and suited to all fitness levels. Picturesque forest setting with protected wildlife for all to enjoy. If you’re a photographer enthusiast, you’ll appreciate this place to.

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The Settlement camping area

The Settlement camping area is the only camping area in Springbrook National Park.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Trail bike
  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
Photo: Tanya Sweeney, Queensland Government.

The Settlement camping area entry, Springbrook National Park. Photo: Tanya Sweeney, Queensland Government.

The Settlement camping area is the only camping area in Springbrook National Park. Travelling up from the Gold Coast, turn left off the Springbrook Road at the Springbrook Public Hall into Carricks Road and follow the signs. The camping area is on the right. All camp sites are well defined and suitable for tents, camper trailers and campervans.

The camping area is linked by a short walking track to the top of Purling Brook Falls. This walking track links up to the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

Location: Carricks Road, Springbrook National Park.

Access: Conventional vehicle.

Maps: The Settlement camping area (PDF, 79.6KB) map

Number of sites: 11 well-defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: Tents, camper trailers and campervans. Each camp site has an area approximately 10m x 4.2m and an individual parking bay. Camp sites are not suitable for caravans.

Camp site surface: Soil and grassed areas with gravel parking bays.

Facilities: Toilets, drinking water and a cooking shelter with free electric barbecues. Please note: there are no showers or rubbish bins provided. Please take your rubbish home with you or use the community waste and recycling centre located on Carricks Road. A short walk from the camping area is The Settlement picnic area which has a large open recreation area, information shelter, picnic facilities and additional toilets.

Open fires: Prohibited. Fuel stoves recommended.

Generators: Not permitted.

Essentials: Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: Bookings are essential and are required well in advance for holiday periods. Book online or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: Moderate; coverage is generally available from lookouts where you can see the Gold Coast.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Springbrook safely and camp with care.

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