The Complete Guide to Springbrook National Park
Breathtaking views, fresh mountain streams, lush ancient rainforests, thunderous waterfalls and an abundance of wildlife make Springbrook National Park a must visit for anyone who finds solace in nature.

With lookouts you can access from the road, waterfalls galore, walking tracks ranging from 100 metres up to 18 kilometres, more than half a dozen cafes, a plethora of accomodation options and an observatory that sees into the far reaches of the galaxy Springbrook is truly one of Australia’s gems of nature.

Whether you are only looking to fill an afternoon for a few hours, discover nature with the kids or escape into nature for a romantic getaway Springbrook has something for you. I hope you enjoy this guide and I hope you enjoy exploring what Springbrook has to offer.
Table of Contents

Springbrook at a Glance
Hiking in Springbrook
Springbrook Lookouts
Springbrook Plateau
Natural Bridge
Numinbah
Mt Cougal
Springbrook Cafes and Accommodation
Other Things to do in Springbrook
Springbrook at a Glance
Springbrook National Park is located about 30 to 45 minutes west the Gold Coast and an hour to an hour and a half south of Brisbane. It is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia UNESCO World Heritage Area.

Covering 6558ha Springbrook National Park is made up of four main sections. Springbrook Plateau, Mt Cougal, Natural Bridge and Numinbah. Springbrook is part of the Tweed Caldera, the remains of the ancient Tweed volcano. Springbrook township with around 300 households, a primary school, half a dozen cafes and many accommodation options is located on the Springbrook Plateau.

Springbrook National Park forests are similar to those that once covered the ancient Gondwana supercontinent, when Australia was joined to Antarctica. It gives us a glimpse into the past and shows us what that ancient land was like. It is part of a series of rainforests throughout Northern New South Wales and South East Queensland that contains more frog, snake, bird and marsupial species than anywhere else in Australia, and many of the plant and animal species are unique to this area. Fossils of Antarctic Beech trees that grow abundantly in Springbrook have been found in the ice cap of antarctica.

Springbrook National park is a nature lovers paradise with