Springbrook plateau section of this heritage listed national park is only 29 klm from Mudgereeba – a short drive that will put you another world away.
Special Photographic Features or Notes
The drive from Mudgereeba to Springbook is a good road although winding and narrow at times, so take your time and enjoy the journey. There are a couple of lookouts on the way with views back to the Gold Coast, although on this visit, low cloud made for a total white-out! Driving through the forest in a whiteout was surreal.
The park offers 6 outsatnding attractions, Wunburra Lookout, Canyon Lookout, Best Of All Lookout, Purlingbrook Falls Circuit, Twin Falls Circuit and Warrie Circuit. The first 5 are “doable’, the Warrie Circuit at about 17 klms return is for the hardened trekker only – see the EPA Map of walking tracks here.
The twin falls circuit is approx 4 klms – allow 2 hours walking time to be safe. The track is wel marked and includes signboards with lots of information. It is a steep descent and remember – what goes down has to come back up again!! The circuit is well and truly worth it tho!
A Tripod is a must! Most of the images above were taken before 9 AM on a totally foggy morn! The fog allowed us a lot of latitde – ND filters on a normal day would also be a must! Yet again – this is a national park – take in what you need in terms of food and water and leave only footprints. There are a couple of great Cafes to enjoy after you come out or enjoy an old fashioned picnic.
Refer to the EPA site below re track ratings but our suggestions:-
Don’t rush – enjoy the journey
Hiking boots essential – the track is narrow slippery and wet!!
Best Time of Day
Early early morn or late afternoon unless you strike a foggy day! On a previous visit – the lookouts, particularly Best of All, were absolutely spectacular!
As a bonus, why not do the circuit through the Numimbah valley and check out Natural Bridge as well.