Springbrook covers an area of about 5270 hectares or approximately 52.7 square kilometres (13022 acres). It has 12 parks covering nearly 55.6% of the total area. It had a recorded population of approximately 659 people (at the 2016 Australian Census).
It is surrounded by the suburbs of Austinville, Mudgeeraba, Natural Bridge, Neranwood, Numinbah and Numinbah Valley.
Springbrook is a mountain and plateau in the Gold Coast hinterland west of the M1 Motorway 30 - 45 minutes from Mudgeeraba / Nerang. It is also the name of the associated town and locality being just 24 kilometres from Mudgeeraba or 36 km Nerang and 105 km from Brisbane.
Road access is via:
- Mudgeeraba (Exit 79 from the north, exit 80 from the south on the M1 Motorway) via the Gold Coast-Springbrook Road, and
- Nerang (Exit 69 from M1 Motorway) via Nerang-Murwillumbah Road and Pine Creek Road
The highest point, known as Springbrook Mountain is almost 1000 metres above sea level. The plateau is blanketed in subtropical rainforest and crossed by many small creeks. The area offers excellent views to the Gold Coast and is known for its cliffs, waterfalls and forest walks, most of which are protected in the World Heritage Springbrook National Park.
Living in Springbrook
There are only approximately 353 houses in Springbrook. Unspoilt by excessive commercialization and with that highly sought-after “miles from anywhere feeling” Springbrook offers low-density family-friendly living on a Mountain which is part of the ancient Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.
Here you can live amongst a warm tight-knit community of environmentally conscious, friendly faces and helping hands. Beautiful mountain homes co-exist with nature in a peaceful and quiet environment with a range of living options from standard house blocks to small and large acreages, some with breathtaking views.
The township of Springbrook is surrounded by World Heritage National Park and so the rainfall is one of the highest in the state (and essential for the pristine rainforest to flourish).
Residents share this beautiful place with a myriad of wonderful wildlife with over 100 types of birds (including the rare Albert’s Lyrebird, only found in Springbrook, to rosellas and bowerbirds, frogs and reptiles plus a plethora of plant and tree species, some over 2,000 years old.
During our Queensland summer (Nov-Feb) Springbrook’s elevation (990 metres above sea level at the highest point) means you can escape from the heat of the coast and enjoy the cool mountain air. During the winter months (June to Sept) experience bright blue skies & snuggle up with a wood fire at night.
The small Springbrook township represents true mountain living whilst offering locals the convenience of a general store and restaurant and several eating places with shaded decks, cosy fires or gardens full of colourful parrots.
The Local Springbrook State School caters for primary children from Prep & Kindergarten through to year 6 and the Springbrook Bus Service operates daily between Springbrook and Mudgeeraba / Robina and all the local schools.
It is only around 25 minutes drive down the mountain to Mudgeeraba Village shopping, fuel & facilities and a vast range of sporting options for the whole family. Just a few minutes more and you’ll be in the large hub of Robina offering Robina Town Centre shopping, two hospitals and a growing medical precinct, railway and Robina State High School. (NB: There is no petrol available on the mountain).
Links to other suburbs
|Austinville, Neranwood, Numinbah Valley, Natural Bridge, Numinbah|
What's in the neighbourhood?
Springbrook Community Connections
An amazing mountain community
Great schools, state and private
Local Sports & Activities
Amazing bushwalks and so many local area sports to choose from
Visitor Info & Things To Do
Come discover the wonder that is Springbrook
History of Springbrook
A lot has happened since 1906
Surrounding suburbs (Neranwood, Austinville, Numinbah Valley, Natural Bridge)
Lush green, as far as the eye can see