Springbrook National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast


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  • 4 Irantha Jayasekara
    a week ago

    I love this place. If you are a nature lover this is a highly recommended place. I have been there twice and they were two different experiences. In summer, less water and dry air but still beautiful. With the blue sky it creates an amazing view. Other days it's wet and cool. Different species of insects and birds can be visible. Rock pools are amazing and you would spend whole day in water. Some entering places have limited parking spaces, so I would recommend to go early.

  • 5 Rosa Chen
    a month 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 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.

  • 4 Noah Smith
    2 months ago

    Come earlier and make sure you bring insect repellent. The view is great, waterfall is amazing, the track is awesome. if you are looking for a good time, this is the place to spend the day!

  • 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

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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

Camping area 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
The Settlement camping area entry, Springbrook National Park.
The Settlement camping area entry, Springbrook National Park.

Photo credit: 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.