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Purling Brook Falls, Springbrook

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 120+ 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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  • We stayed near the entrance to the falls. That was very good. The falls were four kms return. We managed it without too much trouble. We are of average fitness. It is not wheelchair accessible. It was...  read more »
  • We visited late September, but there wasn't much water so the waterfall was pretty small. Lovely walk though, definitely wear sturdy shoes and walk the circuit clockwise! 
  • Visit recommended for loads of people, since the climb up and down the stairs is hard enough. In General, nature as nature, produces good pictures. Bring water.
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  • 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!
  • Great spot. Fairly easy walk too.
  • Beautiful falls and pools, well worth a small hike.
  • Very nice walking track to the falls
  • Nice long and hikey walk. Bring shoes.
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