Purling Brook Falls, Springbrook

4.8
The Purling Brook Falls or sometimes incorrectly Purlingbrook Falls, a horsetail waterfall on the Purling Brook, is located in the UNESCO World Heritagelisted Gondwana Rainforests in the South East region of Queensland, Australia.
The Purling Brook Falls are situated within the central section of Springbrook National Park as part of the Shield Volcano Group, at Springbrook which is part of the Gold Coast hinterland, south-west of Surfers Paradise.
After heavy rains the falling waters creates a spectacle that attracts large numbers of tourists. At these times the danger from falling rocks during landslides can be hazardous so barricades are erected to prevent walking along tracks that pass the base of the falls.
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  • A forest with large perennial trees wrapped around each other in a beautiful view, the Creator, there are very small waterfalls for lack of rain, and also a cave inside a waterfall and there are luminous worms that we did not see because they appear at sunset and the place has tired stairs for the elderly and children
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  • Always lovely to visit the Gold Coast Hinterland where it’s green everywhere and 5-10 degrees cooler than tropical Brisbane. My 11 yr old son and I were on a bushwalking and rock hunting field trip an...  more »
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  • We have done both the short walk straight down to Purlingbrook Falls and the long walk (16km) from the Springbrook National Park car park. The short walk is pleasant and quite easy. My 8 year old daughter and my 74 year old father (who had a hip replacement only 6 months ago) did it not problems and took around an hour. The waterfall is amazing. You can swim at the base of the waterfall which is cool, and refreshing (especially after the long walk).
  • A great walk! It took roughly around 2 hours to do the Purling Brook falls circuit (2 adults - moderate fitness level). The track itself is very easy to follow and there are some spectacular sights of the waterfall and tropical foliage. Be aware that there was a lot of rustling during the walk due to these little buggers (see picture)
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