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 Andrew McGregor
    a week ago

    A fabulous sanctuary, so close to the Gold Coast that you can see it from numerous look outs. Be sure to check the status of tracks before you go. I encountered all waterfall trails closed on my visit today. Services are limited - no fuel and only a handful of cafes working post COVID. Bring a picnic.

  • 5stars, rated out of 5 Carolina Beltrán
    8 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
    9 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.

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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.