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Purling Brook Falls, Springbrook

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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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  • 16 of us went trekking to Springbrook on 6/8/2017. We went with 2 cars. We arrived early around 0830hours. Had some hot tea and food with starting our trek. We reached Puring Brook Falls (Dancing Wate...  more »
  • We were in a small group and saw the falls from 2 different views. There was a small walk and at the end near the overlook were picnic tables and a stone covered shelter. Our host had prepared bag lun...  more »
  • You do not do need to do the circuit a shortish walk to the lookout will suffice for the non-bush walking community. Ensure you drop into the Dancing Waters Café next to the entrance before or after i...  more »
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  • Simply wonderful. The route to the pool is a bit of a trek but the route is well marked and easily doable. Our 4 year old managed it. Watch out for lizards and if you're lucky - we were - you'll see some big spiders resting in dead logs. And when you get to the pool it's all worth it. Nature has kindly created a small pool for the little kids and a big one for the big kids to jump in. And yes, it is deep enough.
  • Superb if you get to see this fall if full flood. The walk is easy to the viewing platform but if you are able the walk around it is brilliant
  • What a wonderful place. If you visit Springbrook national park make this your main stop and plan to do the full hike. After this hike, go to the "best of all lookout" - a 10 minute drive away.
  • Huge waterfall. Easy to walk to look outs. Worth the drive.
  • It's beautiful and absolutely huge, this waterfall is amazing the only reason for a 4/5 is because it can be pretty muddy and is a bit of a tiresome way back to the top Quick tip: if you want to get closer to the waterfall either pick a windy-less day or bring a waterproof poncho/jacket

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