Only 100 kilometres from Brisbane city, and on the doorstep of the Gold Coast, is a mini paradise hidden within Springbrook National Park. The rainforest is home to Natural Bridge – a gorgeous waterfall created millions of years ago by water crashing through the roof of a cave.
The cave is home to one of Australia’s largest Glow Worm colonies. Invisible during the day, the only way to see them is by a night walking tour. The best time to see these unique nocturnal insects is on a warm, rainy summers night.
The Natural Bridge walk takes you through some beautiful rainforest and leads you around to the sink hole at the top of the waterfall.
If you continue along Springbrook Road for about 7 kilometres, you reach Canyon Look Out. Here you get an incredible view of the Gold Coast, and it is the start of the 4 kilometres walk to the Twin Falls.
Unfortunately the weather had taken a turn for the worst, so the walk was abandoned – but I shall return!
Lucky for me, my disappointment was quickly cheered up by a visit to a Springbrook family owned fudge shop. The range of flavours are incredible and I couldn’t help but leave with three different slices.
Springbrook is a world-heritage National Park which offers beautiful rainforests, spectacular lookout views and a range of impressive waterfalls.
I would recommend spending a weekend there to really experience what Springbrook has to offer. Or if you only have a day, make sure you start the day early with a pair of walking shoes, a tank of gas and a packed lunch. Nature lovers, you will not be disappointed!
Until next time Springbrook…