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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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  • We'd heard about the falls but never taken the time to visit. The falls are located in the critically important UNESCO World Heritage–listed Gondwana Rainforests in south-east Queensland. As we were s...  more »
  • There are two lovely lookouts and both of them are worth visiting. One looks towards the falls and the other one is right next to it. 
  • Just did this walk with a group of friends and loved it. The walk itself was easy to medium with beautiful views of the waterfall at the bottom. It's about 5km and takes about 90 minutes mins at an ea...  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