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Purling Brook Falls, Springbrook

(4.7/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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.Location and featuresThe 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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We did the circuit of Purling Falls back in December with some friends who are avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. It’s not a challenging hike by any means only about 4km but you will want to spend a...  more »
  • Absolutely hilarious you must go to visit this place. Take with you good tennis, water and sunscreen. Is a long way but absolutely fantastic! Is not a good place to swim, just to go there and relax en...  more »
  • Escaping the height of summer heat you can find a meandering path to the beautiful waterfall and then further on, a refreshing waterhole to splash into. Allow a good 2-3 hours round trek to explore th...  more »
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  • Parking was easy although was during the week so that is to be expected. About 5-10 minutes to get down to the first waterfall. Great natural environment to get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a while.
  • Beautiful spot relatively easy 4km circuit walk. Not one but two snakes crossed our path both at least 2 meters long not the deadly variety during the walk and only the main waterfall was flowing due to drought. A world away from the vibe on the Gold Coast!
  • A great place for bushwalking, there are a bunch of walks to do and the views of the waterfall from the top and bottom are beautiful.
  • Easy parking, reasonably easy walk, amazing views
  • nice fall great walk