Visitor Info & Things To Do

Come discover the wonder that is Springbrook

  • Visitor Information Centres:

National Park Information Centre
Located on School Road. and open 8.00 am - 3.30 pm Wednesdays, weekends and public holidays (not manned).

Originally Springbrook's first schoolhouse, this quaint 1911 building features wildlife and historical displays. You can visit the plateau's montane heathland boardwalk and lookout which is just 100m from the centre's carpark. Public toilets are also located beside the information centre.

Springbrook Mountain Visitor Information Centre
Located opposite the Wunburra Lookout on Springbrook Road at the entrance to Springbrook (manned by volunteers between 10 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. on weekends and some weekdays).

  • Grab a bite to eat:

Springbrook Shop, Café & Bar
10 Forestry Road. 5533 5154 

Fudge Shop
3 Lyrebird Ridge Road 

Dancing Waters Café
33 forestry Rd (near Purlingbrook Falls)


The Sitting Room On Springbrook
8 Canyon Parade

The Lost Fawn Café
2319 Springbrook Road 

More info: Explore Springbrook
 

  • Things to do:

Springbrook Research Observatory 
Springbrook Research Observatory located at 2337 Springbrook Road, is a private facility whose spinning dome structure and two roll-off observatories attract thousands of visitors to Springbrook each year.  Bookings: Andre 0400 789 451.  
More info: Springbrook Research Observatory


Amazing bushwalks & waterfalls


Springbrook National Park covers 6,725 hectares and is divided into four main eco-quadrants -  Springbrook Plateau and Mount Cougal to the south-east, and Natural Bridge and Numinbah to the west.  It is a forest wilderness formed by the eruption of an ancient volcano 23 million years ago.

Here you will experience views that seem to stretch forever, lush rainforests and spectacular waterfalls that tumble down into mountain streams in the depths of the canyon, flowing into cool swimming holes.

And you don’t have to be extra fit to enjoy them.  There are quiet picnic areas and many of the walks, lookouts and waterfalls are wheelchair accessible and child-friendly. Discover beneath the canopy of green, rare birds and plants such as massive vines, glow-in-the-dark mushrooms and mossy fern groves.

Visit Natural Bridge’s unique cave waterfall and discover the park's amazing glow-worms after dark.

More info:  Explore Springbrook

Download: 5 Must-See Places.

Walking tracks**

Access from:

Track:

Grade

Distance return

Platform lookout

Springbrook plateau -
Springbrook National Park

Canyon lookout

1

30m

Yes

Wunburra lookout

2

30m

Yes

 

Goomoolahra Falls lookout track

2

200m

Yes

Best of All lookout track

2

600m

Yes

Purling Brook Falls circuit

3

4km

Yes

Twin Falls circuit

3

4km

Yes

Warrie circuit

4

17km

Yes

Natural Bridge section - 
Springbrook National Park

Natural Bridge circuit

2

1km

Yes

Mount Cougal section - 
Springbrook National Park

Cascades track

2

1.6km

Yes

Grade 1 track:  No bushwalking experience required. Flat, even surface with no steps or steep sections. Wheelchair-accessible track with handrails at the lookout.

Grade 2 track:  No bushwalking experience required. Easy level track, suitable for all fitness levels. All junctions signposted and may include interpretive signs.

Grade 3 track:  Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps. Distinct tracks with junctions signposted.

Grade 4 track:  Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep with muddy sections likely to be encountered. Limited signage.

Info provided by Qld Government Parks & Forests. More info: here

The Cream Track:
The Cream Track is a lush 5-kilometre rainforest track which generally follows Road Reserve from Springbrook Mountain to Tallebudgera Valley, including some significant sections of jungle and multiple forest types on Serenity Farm private property (a 100-year-old farm and Highland Cattle Stud) and National Park.  

To access the track located on Serenity Farm (2940 - 3000 Springbrook Road) bordering the Road Reserve and National Park on the Springbrook Plateau, you will need to secure The Cream Track Serenity Farm Permit online by visiting The Cream Track website.

Recreational bushwalkers from around the world have enjoyed the Cream Track for close to 100 years. Originally little more than a single track sufficient to support the journey of a pack horse laden with cream transported from Springbrook Mountain to Mudgeeraba over 100 years ago, the old original track was later used by cedar getters in the 1920-30s and again during World War Two enabling passage for military jeeps, soldiers and other equipment stationed on the farm for observation and strategic purposes.

Walkers can access The Cream Track both via Springbrook and the end of Tallebudgera Creek Road in Tallebudgera Valley.  It is a fantastic and challenging walk with some lovely views along the way. You may also get to see wildlife not generally seen around the more popular Springbrook tracks. It is highly recommended to bring a GPS with you.  For more info visit The Cream Track.

Camping

Camping is available at The Settlement camping area on Springbrook plateau. Camping permits must be booked in advance.  To find out more visit The Settlement camping area.

Other accommodation

There are several privately run guesthouse, lodges and bed and breakfasts within a short distance of Springbrook National Park. For more information visit Explore Springbrook - places-to-stay
 

  • Look out for annual events: 

April - Anzac Day March and Service
July - Springbrook Winter Fair @ Springbrook State School