Springbrook

Locality

If the Gold Coast hinterland was home to a supermodel it would most certainly be Springbrook with its Antarctic beech trees, native wildlife and luscious lookouts. After all, where else can you find a place named The Best of All Lookouts? Your biggest issue here will be where to start.

Visitors are spoiled for choice with four sections to Springbrook National Park which sits 36 kilometres from Nerang. Springbrook plateau offers loads of lookouts and the fabulous views you can expect from this World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest. Mount Cougal, which sits to the east, offers an insight into the area’s logging history while Natural Bridge to the west is home to a beautiful waterfall by day and glowworms at night. Numinbah also sits to the west.

Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch along the shaded banks of the Nerang River at Forest Park. There’s also camping in the Settlement Area and wildlife galore including lace monitors, black skinks and carpet pythons. More than 100 bird species live in this park and visitors are most likely to hear, rather than see, the elusive and unique Albert’s lyrebird who lives here. Among the creeks and waterways you’ll find frogs, crayfish and eels.

Boasting nine walking tracks, and a guided walking program, it’s your boots you’ll need most of all here. Take your time and wander through cool forests and paddle among mountain streams. Enjoy the subtropical and temperate rainforest, open eucalypt forest and montane heath. Talk to the animals. Go on, take a hike, in the nicest possible sense, along nature’s colourful catwalk.

Nearby Accommodation

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Luxury Rainforest Spa and Stream Chalet Wicked Witch with outside hot tub

Mouses House – Rainforest Retreat, The

Springbrook, Gold Coast

Lyrebird entry

Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat

Springbrook, Gold Coast

The Sanctuary Springbrook

The Sanctuary Springbrook Guest House Cottage

Springbrook, Gold Coast

Nearby Things to Do

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Mount Cougal, Springbrook National Park

Mount Cougal, Springbrook National Park

Springbrook, Gold Coast

Group coming back in

Numinbah Valley Adventure Trails

Natural Bridge, Gold Coast

Apple Tree Park Gold Coast

Apple Tree Park

Springbrook, Gold Coast