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『Gold Coast』[Attraction]Glow Worms' perfect home: Springbrook National Park!


Springbrook National ParkThe Wonderland for Glow Worms


How can you miss national parks when you are traveling in Australia?

The former blog “Kondalilla National Park” which locates in the north of Brisbane is the similar travel article with this one. Actually visiting Springbrook National Park was arranged in the same day with the morning trip of “Byron Bay & Point Danger”. Therefore, if you are interested in the detail of this one-day trip, just click the link above.


Springbrook National Park locates in approximate 80 km south of Brisbane and it is part of the Shield Volcano Group of the UNESCO World Heritage - listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. This national park is well known by amazing views such as waterfalls and abundant natural environments. “Glow Worms” is one of the main characteristic of this area. Tourists traveling here usually visit four main sections, including “Springbrook section”, “Natural Bridge section”, “Mount Cougal section”, and “Numinbah section”. Moreover, there are five main lookouts that are established in these sections, including “Wunburra Lookout”, “Best of All Lookout”, “Canyon Lookout”, “Hardy’s Lookout”, and “Purling Brook Falls Lookout”.

This day, I went to the “Springbrook section” with my friends and we visited two lookouts that are “Best of All Lookout” and “Purling Brook Falls Lookout”. The reason for choosing here as our destination is that it is relatively an easy place for people to arrive by driving. Also, the difficulty of hiking tracks is not really high and the view is yet spectacular and amazing. Therefore, not only us but also other tourists love to visit here. Next, I am going to share some travel experience to all readers!

AddressSpringbrook National Park, Springbrook Road, Springbrook QLD
Phone13 74 68
Opening Hours24hhiking time is allowed in day time only
Closed DayNone
TicketFree entry but camping fees are not includedCheck the price here
Public Transportnone, only drive by yourself
Car ParkClick Here
WebsiteClick Here
HotelsBookingAgodaHotelsExpedia
OthersWheelchair assisted access is possible at Mount Cougal section along the 800m bitumen Cascades walking track. On Springbrook plateau, Canyon lookout and the information centre lookout and boardwalk are suitable for wheelchairs with assistance.


The whole area of Springbrook National Park is quite large and this time we just went to the frame C, the Purling Brook-Springbrook section. Some of Australia’s national parks are really unimaginable large… haha If you need the map of this park, just click here.

Springbrook National Park supplies various kinds of tracks and lookouts. The lengths of them are from 30m to 54”km”. Some of them just take you about few minutes by walking from car parks. The form attached below is some information about tracks and lookouts of this national park that is provided by official website. 

Track name
Classification
Distance return
Platform lookout
Natural lookout
Tracks accessed from Springbrook plateau, Springbrook National Park:
30m
Yes
-
30m
Yes
-
200m
Yes
-
600m
Yes
-
4km
Yes
-
4km
Yes
-
17km
Yes
Yes
Tracks accessed from Natural Bridge section, Springbrook National Park:
1km
Yes
-
Tracks accessed from Mount Cougal section, Springbrook National Park:
1.6km
Yes
-


Purling Brook Falls” is our destination and the total length of tracks is approximate 4 km. There are many stairs and clear walking paths in the route, so I personally think it is not really hard for tourists and we spent around 2 hours to finish it relaxedly. Also, there are three to four lookout points for visitors to enjoy the views.


You can just arrive at the first lookout within 2 minutes after you enter the track. Actually every lookout of this section surrounds the Purling Brook Falls and the route is from the top to the bottom and back again for tourists to enjoy the different view from different viewpoints.


You can also meet some branches of waterfalls during the hiking process.


We were just passing through the valley area and it was the branch that we saw on the top.


Finally!!! It is the base of “Purling Brook Falls” with the rainbow view and the falls’ height is more than 100 metres! It was a little hard to express my feelings and emotions in languages, but I am so sure it is definitely extraordinary and beautiful! Note: Some areas of the bottom of waterfall are restricted access, please make sure your check this map first: Base (PDF, 89K)


I am just a scale… hahaha


There is a small suspension bridge next to the base of waterfall and it means you will walk on the final part of the track after passing through it. It is time to go back to the top!


This is the final image of waterfall shot at the last lookout point. It was totally different view but still spectacular. Also, please check the restricted access area first to protect your safety: Restricted Access Area (PDF, 103K)


Next, we went to “Best of All Lookout” for seeing the view of south east area of Queensland, Australia. It was a funny name for me before I visited here, but the view is quite amazing and unforgettable and you can even see the “Byron Bay” that we visited in this morning.


The panorama of Best of All Lookout


Finally, we just finished our one-day trip and went back to Brisbane city. There are too many awesome national parks in Australia waiting for our exploring. If I visit other Australia’s national parks in the future, I will continuously write down my experience in this blog. Thanks for you reading!






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