Saturday 24 OCT, Purling Brook Falls Walk Springbrook 3 hours -then coffee

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Dancing Waters Cafe

33 Forestry Road

Springbrook, QLD 4213


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Our first bush walk - Purling-brook Falls - 2 - 3 hours - so beautiful 4 - 6 kilometres - see my video I shot there -it’s below

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We are going early to avoid the crowds

5 kilometres

2- 3 hours return trip

Elevation change 618 metres

Meeting point:

Dancing Waters Cafe at 7am

It opens at 930 am

It won’t be open but we will come back to it at about 930am

You don’t want to join us for the walk but just would like to come for the drive and join us at the cafe will be there from about 930 - 1030am

Springbrook National Park has breathtaking lookouts, magnificent waterfalls, dense rainforest and ancient Antarctic beech trees. The park is part of Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area.

Together with Twin Falls Circuit, one of the must do's in this Park. Viewpoints, waterfalls, swimming holes, wildlife, name it, it is there! Optionally add an extra 2km to reach the lower Warringa pool. Follow path clockwise to avoid walking up 450 steps!


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Route/Trail notes

The walk is well signposted, easy to follow and can be done in either direction, although it is recommended that you follow the track in a clockwise direction so that you walk down the 450 steps and back up via a much gentler gradient. There is one junction where the Warringa Pool track splits at the base of Purling Brook Falls.

Be sure to keep out of the prohibited access areas along the creek at the top of the falls and the old track that used to pass behind the falls.

The track is closed in times of heavy rain or fire danger. Large gates prevent access - do not bypass these when they are closed. Check the NPWS website before you go to check if the track is currently closed:

If you plan on swimming they request you don't swim at the base of the falls and instead follow the track down to Warringa Pool. This is to limit impact on the wildlife in the pool at the base of the falls.

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Info here from

Tips from others

Absolutely beautiful. Did it with 3 kids in just over 4 hours stopping about 4 times and getting caught in the rain.

We stupidly walked back up the way we came down *the stairs.* which took a bit longer


Lovely hike..did it after the rains so waterfall was to do clockwise to avoid climbing up the stairs. Not difficult and can be done with children.

Ashwin on 11 Oct, 2018

Amazing. Definitely go clockwise but not a difficult walk.

Linda on 17 Jul, 2019

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Dancing Waters Cafe

33 Forestry Road

Springbrook, QLD 4213


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