Just under an hour from the Gold Coast is the incredibly spectacular Springbrook National Park!
If you are visiting the Gold Coast be sure to take a day trip to the Hinterland! You won’t be disappointed with the amazing lookouts and stunning waterfalls… some you can even walk right behind, close enough to be splashed (which will send the kids crazy!!).
WHERE IS IT?
Springbrook National Park is around 40kms south west of the Gold Coast.
Being so close to the coast means that if you plan your day out before you go you can tick off quite a few walks and lookouts in the area in one trip!
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
- All the walking trails we did were on well maintained gravel trails. There are some stairs and steep sections but suitable for most ages and fitness levels.
- Pick up a brochure from the Springbrook National Park Information Centre as it shows all the walking trails and lookouts in the area. This is not a manned Information Centre. Or, you can click here to download the brochure before you go!
- There are 10 walking trails to explore in this area ranging from short 30m walks to 17km hikes.
- Toilets and picnic tables are available at most lookouts/walks or within close proximity.
GOOMOOLAHRA FALLS LOOKOUT
Our first stop, after the Information Centre, was Goomoolahra Falls Lookout.
▶️ 200 metre return
▶️ 10 minutes
▶️ 30 metre return
▶️ 5 minutes
▶️ You can continue on to the Twin Falls 4km walking circuit from here
TWIN FALLS CIRCUIT
▶️ 4km walking circuit
This trail has you walking through a lush rainforest, behind two stunning waterfalls and you can explore some caves along the way!
▶️ 1km circuit (best walked clockwise)
▶️ 40mins – 1hr
A stunning arched caved with water plunging through the middle.
On the way back to the car park you can view the waterfall from the top as it falls to the cave below.
BEST OF ALL LOOKOUT
▶️ 600 metre return
▶️ 20 – 30 minutes
Wander through a forest of beech trees to spectacular views of Mt Warning and the coast.
Springbrook National Park is a must if you are visiting the area!