Springbrook National Park

Gold Coast

A 27-sq-km national park, Springbrook is an ancient volcanic landscape with a 900m-high plateau cut through with gorges and a few even loftier outcrops. It's a world away from the coast, with cool-temperate rainforest and eucalypt forest. A walking wonderland, it's full of some of Australia's oldest trees and rare bird life, dotted with excellent lookout points and rock pools, where you can cool off.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Gold Coast attractions

1. Goomoolahra Falls

1.12 MILES

At the end of Springbrook Rd, there’s a superb lookout beside the 60m Goomoolahra Falls, giving views across the plateau and all the way back to the coast…

2. Canyon Lookout

1.58 MILES

Canyon Lookout affords jagged views through the valley all the way to Surfers Paradise.

3. Purling Brook Falls

2.12 MILES

Just off Springbrook Rd, the feathery Purling Brook Falls drops a rather astonishing 106m into the rainforest: worth braving the vertigo-inducing lookout.

4. Best of All Lookout

2.91 MILES

True to its name, the Best of All Lookout offers phenomenal views from the southern edge of the Springbrook Plateau to the lowlands below. The 300m trail…

5. Natural Bridge

3.87 MILES

The scenic Natural Bridge, off the Nerang–Murwillumbah road, has a 1km paved walking circuit leading to a huge rock arch spanning a water-formed cave –…

6. Lamington National Park

9.63 MILES

The 200-sq-km Lamington National Park is a Unesco World Heritage Site with more than 160km of walking trails. This is a wonderful place for bushwalking,…

7. Tweed Regional Museum

9.95 MILES

The town’s small museum is housed in a beautiful old building, and features a solid account of local history, an interesting radio room and an impressive…