Springbrook National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast


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  • 5 Bruce Bradford
    a month ago

    Best little walk around a great waterfall; beautiful coloured cliff faces!

  • 3 Makenzie Towson
    a month ago

    Great outdoor fun for the whole gang, however, a few changes could be implemented to enhance the overall experience 1. Rubbish bins at the car park for that takeaway coffee you grab prior to your journey 2. Direction posts as apposed to maps (as they can get confusing) Otherwise, the views were fantastic. Cheers

  • 5 Pablo Schreyvogel
    2 months ago

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

  • 5 Loni watt
    2 months ago

    So many different view points and look outs, stunning scenery, treks and the freshest air.

  • 5 Sim Bryce
    2 months ago

    Took a short picturesque walk to the sawmill from the car park at the end of Currumbin Creek Road. Did some clambering over the rocks in the river. Some people were swimming under the waterfalls, but I thought it too cold for that. Would be lovely in summer though

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Photo credit: © Jen Bartlett

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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

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)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
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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