Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour

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Springbrook National Park Discovery Full-Day Bushwalking Tour
from AUD $141.90
Explore Springbrook National Park with an expert guide on a full-day tour from Brisbane. The park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, and boasts waterfalls, subtropical and temperate rainforest and stunning lookout points. Enjoy a rainforest walk and picnic lunch within view of Purlingbrook Falls, plus time to take a dip in the natural freshwater pools. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included on this small-group tour that operates with a maximum of 15 people, ensuring a more personalized experience with your guide.
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In Brief

Brisbane City, Australia
10 hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Important InfoInfo
Start your day early at your Brisbane meeting point, then travel by minivan about one hour south, passing through the Numinbah Valley to reach Natural Bridge, your first stop in Springbrook National Park.

Take in the naturally formed arch rock and the Cave Creek waterfall that plunges into a pool near Natural Bridge. Keep an eye out for Australian water dragons (a lizard), Australian brush-turkeys, goannas and pademelons (similar to wallabies) in this area.

Next up, follow your guide on a 2.5-mile (4-km) Twin Falls Circuit walk, passing stunning waterfalls and lush stretches of sub-tropical temperate rainforest, venturing a little further than many visitors go to reach spectacular viewpoints.

Enjoy a delicious lunch while overlooking the region’s largest waterfall, Purlingbrook Falls. Then walk through an Antarctic beech forest with 2000-year-old trees, one of the few remaining links to the ancient forests of Gondwana, which grew some 510 to 180 million years ago. From a viewpoint that looks over northern New South Wales, your guide points out sights such as Mt Warning, a remnant of the Tweed Shield volcano.

During your time in Springbrook National Park, you’ll have the chance to take a dip in the fresh cool water of one of the many natural pools. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings, with wallabies and a variety of birds regularly seen, and rare sightings of animals such as platypus, spotted quoll and wombats.

Your informative guide shares commentary about the rainforest, wildlife and plants throughout the park, which shelters more than 500 vertebrate animals and 1,700 species of flowering plants. Your tour ends with return to the original departure point.

Please note: Walks are suitable to people with a moderate level of fitness. Some sections include stairs, uneven ground or creek crossings over wet rocks. It is advised to take a raincoat in all seasons. While every attempt is made to visit everything on the itinerary, inclusions are subject to change without notice.


  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • National Park fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Springbrook National Park


  • Gratuities
  • Pick up from Bus Stop 125 on Roma Street (out front of the Brisbane Transit Centre)

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

151 Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Excellent small group tour. Bushwalk was very enjoyable. Jovial and entertaining guide.
• Submitted 01 Dec 2016
This was a beautiful trip with a very sweet guide. We had rain and mist the whole time but that made it magical.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2016
Wonderful full day of bushwalking with knowledgeable guides, this is a well worth tour and seriously is one of the most beautiful sights you will see at Natural Bridge.....a must do at Brisbane
• Submitted 24 Jul 2016
This was really excellent tour. Enjoyed every minute. Fabulous walk. Guide was really informative and the day was fun. Picnic was great.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2016
Nothing fancy about it, but the tour was amazing! Guide Clayton grew up in the area and was very knowledgeable. They had just had rain the day before, so there were lots of waterfalls.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
Beautiful trip to the National Park. It did take an hour and half to get to the National Park on the bus. The ride was definitely worth it....the views are wonderful, the hike to the waterfalls is worth the effort. We saw lots of wildlife.....even a 6 foot long python! Out tour guide was quite knowledgeable and enjoyable.
• Submitted 11 Dec 2015
This day tour was great. Our tour leader John was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable on all aspects of the tour.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2015
It was a wonderful walk with Clayton as our tour guide. He gave us many information about the place and it feels like we are having the walk with a friend rather than a tour guide. Highly recommend to take the guide with Clayton and his kids.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2015
Great guides. They were very knowledgable and lots of fun. Many Thanks!
• Submitted 27 Oct 2014
This tour was excellent. Our tour guide Ed made the whole experience delightful. Unlike another tour I took with a different company, on this tour the guide truly "guided" the entire day and didn't just drop us off and leave us to wander. I learned a lot about the flora and fauna of Australia and though I was traveling alone there was a great sense of camaraderie within the group thanks to the fun atmosphere Ed created. The rainforest was so beautiful and we had plenty of time to enjoy the view at each location. A great way to spend the day!
• Submitted 28 Aug 2014
An ideal way to see something of this beautiful national park in a day. You visit a variety of places in the morning and get to see beautiful views, glow worms, feed lorikeets - and then in the afternoon it's a proper two-hour bushwalk (with a break in the middle somewhere beautiful) so you feel like you did more than jump on and off a minibus all day. The guide was knowledgeable, fun, full of enthusiasm, it's a small company with a personal touch. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2014
Although the weather wasn't in our favor we had a great time on this tour. Livio, our guide, knew a great deal about the local plant and animal life. Definitely need to keep an eye on the forecast, and bring extra layers just as a precaution.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2014
Great rain forest experience. You need moderate level of fitness though. Tiring but exhilarating!
• Submitted 18 Jul 2014
Tour did not go ahead as I was the only one booked on it. They upgraded me to the Moreton Island Adventure Day. AWESOME. 5 STAR RATING. A ferry to the island, snorkelling at the wreck (amazing fish), tasty lunch then sand surfing. I still cannot believe I surfed down that sandblow on a piece of waxed hardboard! I would never have chosen to go on this trip (I am 60) however I had a fantastic day and loved every minute.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2014
Be fit, bring water and then really enjoy. You will not see glow worms in the day light at all.
• Submitted 26 Dec 2013
Our guide was full of knowledge, and went far beyond what is expected of a tour guide! The wonder of the glow-worm cave was like stepping into a different universe.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2013
This was ab awesome tour. I got incredible pictures. A ton of information on the tour that made it really interesting and our guide CJ was really great. The glow worms were really cool. This was the best tour of my trip and I loved all of them. Great tour, not to be missed.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2013
This was so much fun. We had a quaint group with us, it was super adventurous! Great program, tour guide was awesome.
• Submitted 04 Aug 2013
Thanks Nathan for upgrading our tour to Moreton Island when the Springbrook trip was cancelled due to certain transportation issue. Nathan was a very friendly, knowledgeble, entertaining and funny guy. We really had a great time snokeling at the wrecked ship, nice lunch prepared by Nathan himself, and wonderful sandboarding experience! We get to ride Tina his 4WD while enjoying the nice scenary of Moreton Island! Indeed it's a totally recommended trip!
• Submitted 02 Jul 2013
This was a FANTASTIC day!! Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and just loved to chat and get to know us!! The waterfalls were beautiful and feeding the rosellas was just amazing!! Loved walking through the trails. I highly recommend this tour and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
• Submitted 15 Feb 2013
Great tour. Our guide was really fun and knowledgeable. Well worth spending the day. The birds eating out of our hands was amazing.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2012
An unforgettable trip with close encounter with the beautiful nature of the Gold Coast hinterland.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2012
I thought the tour was great. I would have liked the tour guide to have given more information/history as we were driving there.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2012
Great tour with a really funny and nice guide! The cave, waterfall and bird feeding were my personal highlights.
• Submitted 05 Nov 2012

In Brief

Brisbane City, Australia
10 hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday