Welcome to Springbrook National Park

The park is divided into four sections. The 900m-high Springbrook Plateau is home to the township of Springbrook, which fans out along Springbrook Rd. Laced with waterfalls, trails and eye-catching lookouts, this section receives the most visitors. Mt Cougal, accessed via Currumbin Creek Rd, has several waterfalls and swimming holes (watch for submerged logs and slippery rocks). Natural Bridge section has a walking circuit leading to a scenic waterfall-cave formation, while Numinbah Valley to the north is the most heavily forested section of the park.

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$93.31 Day Trips & Excursions

Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour

Start your day early at your Brisbane meeting point, then travel by minivan about one hour south, passing through the Numinbah Valley to reach Natural Bridge, your first stop in Springbrook National Park. Take in the naturally formed arch rock and the Cave Creek waterfall that plunges into a pool near Natural Bridge. Keep an eye out for Australian water dragons (a lizard), Australian brush-turkeys, goannas and pademelons (similar to wallabies) in this area. Next up, follow your guide on a 2.5-mile (4-km) Twin Falls Circuit walk, passing stunning waterfalls and lush stretches of sub-tropical temperate rainforest, venturing a little further than many visitors go to reach spectacular viewpoints. Enjoy a delicious lunch while overlooking the region’s largest waterfall, Purlingbrook Falls. Then walk through an Antarctic beech forest with 2000-year-old trees, one of the few remaining links to the ancient forests of Gondwana, which grew some 510 to 180 million years ago. From a viewpoint that looks over northern New South Wales, your guide points out sights such as Mt Warning, a remnant of the Tweed Shield volcano. During your time in Springbrook National Park, you’ll have the chance to take a dip in the fresh cool water of one of the many natural pools. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings, with wallabies and a variety of birds regularly seen, and rare sightings of animals such as platypus, spotted quoll and wombats.Your informative guide shares commentary about the rainforest, wildlife and plants throughout the park, which shelters more than 500 vertebrate animals and 1,700 species of flowering plants. Your tour ends with return to the original departure point.Please note: Walks are suitable to people with a moderate level of fitness. Some sections include stairs, uneven ground or creek crossings over wet rocks. It is advised to take a raincoat in all seasons. While every attempt is made to visit everything on the itinerary, inclusions are subject to change without notice.

$122.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Springbrook and Tamborine Rainforest from Brisbane

After being picked up from Central Brisbane, settle in for a lovely drive through the Numinbah Valley, passing excellent views of Tamborine Mountain on your way to Springbrook National Park. When you arrive in Springbrook National Park, located about 62 miles (100 km) south of Brisbane, embark on a guided hike to explore the unique landscape, where more than 1,700 species of flowering plants and 500 vertebrate animals can be found in the sheltered gorges of the Springbrook plateau. The park also features some impressive waterfalls, one of which you can see at Natural Bridge. The arched rock sets a dramatic scene for the Cave Creek waterfall as it plunges into a pool below. During your stroll in the area, be on the lookout for pademelons (similar to wallabies), goannas, Australian water dragons and Australian brush-turkeys. After, enjoy free time for a gallery stroll through one of Queensland’s best arts and craft districts. Lunch is provided during the tour. In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves at Cedar Creek, consisting of two large chambers interlinked by tunnels. See an audio-visual display on glow worms, whose brilliant blue-green lights are actually emitted by the tiny larvae of a fungus fly. Step inside the second cave filled with thousands of glowing worms! Finish the day with a rainforest walk to Curtis Falls, situated along a 1-mile (1.6-km) moderate path with 101 steps. Amble downhill beneath towering gum trees to the viewing platform over Curtis Creek, then descend gradually into lush rainforest to a second platform overlooking a waterfall that cascades into a large rock pool. After a 50-minute drive back to Brisbane, you're dropped off at your original departure point.

$108.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Springbrook National Park, Mt. Tamborine Tour in Gold Coast

After pickup from your Gold Coast accommodation, you'll make your way to the Springbrook Plateau  to Purling Brook falls. Take it easy as you explore the lookout areas and gentle walks around the top of the falls or let your guide lead you to the bottom of the falls and across the suspension bridge, the choice is yours. Leaving the falls take a short drive to the aptly named Best of All Lookouts. Walk amongst trees so old that they now only grow in very selected regions that have been isolated by a climatic change thousands of years ago. Step out of the forest to the lookout platform and see views that are simply breath-taking. This is on top of seeing one of the largest volcanic areas in the world at almost 80kms across.This tour is completely flexible to fit in with your wants and desires. Longer or shorter walks, bird watching, relaxing, gift shopping or other activities are yours for the taking. Simply let your guide know and it will be organised for you.Continue off the plateau to Natural Bridge, where constant running mountain waters have created this unique landscape for people and the rare glow worms to enjoy. This is one of the most requested areas to visit in all of Queensland.After a short walk around Natural Bridge, you'll make your way from Springbrook National Park to Mt Tamborine. This mountain community of some 16 000 residents provides an abundance of gift shopping, eateries and national parks areas. After taking in the sights from where the brave hang-gliders take their leap of faith, you'll head over to The Knoll.After a short walk to The Knoll lookout you will see more of Queensland’s epic scenery including Brisbane city which is over 60kms away! Moving on from the lookout, head down to walk the Sandy Creek circuit. Meander through stunning rainforest to Cameron Falls enjoying terrific sights and sounds. After completing our Sandy Creek exploration we head across to Curtis Falls for our final walk of the day. The falls provide a beautiful backdrop for photos as well as habitat for the secretive Platypus (one of the most unique animals on earth).Your guide will also take photos and send them back for you to enjoy when you get home. All this is just part of the experience!

$104.89 Outdoor Activities

Springbrook and Tamborine Rainforest Glow Worm Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bushwacker Ecotours, Brisbane, Brisbane Region, QueenslandSpringbrook National ParkMt Tamborine Glow Worm cave tourCedar Creek rockpoolsCurtis FallsDuration: 8 hours

$143.95 Private & Custom Tours

Forest Meditation Tour

We will make the short drive to Springbrook National Park, where we will enjoy a light morning tea before commencing. From there we will under take short bush-walks across the national park and highlight some of the amazing sights, smells and sounds that cover the park.  Observe native wildlife, such as stunning bird (the delightful Cat bird for one) and maybe catch a glimpse of a Red-Legged Pademelon and other amazing animals. While we travel within the park we will conduct meditation and awareness activities designed to stimulate the senses, your awareness and perceptions. We will also have opportunities to take photos, enjoy a swim and most importantly, time to breathe, This is a peaceful and relaxing tour that allows the traveller to appreciate and receive the amazing gifts that our forest has to offer.

$118.85 Day Trips & Excursions

Springbrook National Park Rainforest and Waterfall Day Trip from Brisbane

This very special day tour experience introduces you to the spectacular Springbrook National Park in South-East Queensland, an area of pristine natural beauty and amazing experiences such as feeling the spray on your face as you walk behind cascading waterfalls, rest beside a rainforest pool with a delicious home-made picnic lunch, explore ancient world-heritage rainforest, be amazed at the sight of a waterfall flowing through the roof of a cave!!  We even provide a scrumptious home-made morning tea in the beautiful Australian bush.  These are just some of the unforgettable experiences you’ll remember forever on our “Rainforest & Waterfall Experience” day tour departing Brisbane every Saturday and Monday.

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