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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Springbrook National Park, QLD: Revisit in April 2015 Day 3.

After waking up bright and early we drove approximately 4 km to the Tallanbana Picnic Area carpark to start the Twin Falls Circuit, a 4 km, Class 3 walk. We just love this scenic trail as it winds in and out of narrow openings and past beautiful waterfalls. In addition, there is always the tantalizing hope that we might spot Blue Spiny Crayfish.

There is a choice of walking below Twin Falls on a concrete causeway or behind the waterfalls. Of cause we choose to do both and walked behind the falls first.

Then we walked across the causeway to get a full view of the Twin Falls.

The trail continues through lush forest, crows nest ferns and interesting cliff overhangs.

We arrived at Blackfellow Falls which were flowing well and billowing spay.

From here the circuit starts to ascend and we rested awhile at the top in the hope of seeing Lamington Blue Spiny Crayfish. Once again, our patience was rewarded.

 From here the walk opens up to beautiful views of the Gold Coast and hinterland.

On the last section of the trail we kept our eyes open for sunbathing Land Mullets Egernia major. They look like giant skinks and are always fascinating to see. This one was camera shy and wouldn't show its face.

Before long we were back in the Tallanbana Picnic Area for a well deserved rest and picnic before driving 5 km to The Best of All Lookout car park. The walk to the lookout is only 1.2 km return and has two main attractions: the ancient Antarctic beech trees and the amazing lookout that looks out over the eroded volcanic landscape of northern New South Wales.

Antarctic Beech
Mount Cougal
Mount Warning shrouded in cloud.
Last time we drove up this road it was early in the morning and we encountered large numbers of pademelons and wallabies. This time we found ourselves behind a milk tanker. At the bottom the driver pulled over to let us pass and we were on our way back to camp after another beautiful day in Springbrook National Park.


  1. We are yet to visit on a nice day. Our first visit was quite cloudy and wet so we didn't get any useful images to blog about.

  2. We have been so lucky with the weather there. We did cancel one trip in the summer because severe thunder storms were predicted and we didn't fancy that in the tent!

  3. Hi Liz, I never been in this place but the view is really amazing. Honestly, I'm curious to witness this beautiful view. Weather is always the obstacle for us. Review Gold Coast

    1. Hi Carol, it's about a 50 minute drive from the Gold Coast. Hope you can visit it soon, Cheers Sri.