Discover Springbrook

Thousands of hectares, thousands of species, World Heritage forests...

Much of Springbrook is listed as World Heritage National Park, being part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. According to UNESCO criteria, Springbrook is a place of "Outstanding Universal Value". Other large portions of Springbrook contain local conservation land, both public and private.

Join us for a breathtaking self-guided tour of the Gold Coast’s own magnificent and diverse portion of Australian native bushland. Discover Springbrook is a nature-based app which will help you navigate the many beautiful walks that traverse through Springbrook’s lush subtropical rainforests and giant Eucalyptus forests.

The app will guide you along tracks (which are all public walking tracks) through diverse forests to spectacular lookouts and past mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls that emanate from rare high-altitude cloud rainforests. These streams and underground aquifers support important forests and wildlife habitats and eventually flow to the Hinze Dam as the primary water catchment for the Gold Coast.

The app will also guide you to locations such as serene picnic areas where you can refresh and soak up the crisp mountain air. It advises you where to find car parks and amenities such as toilets, picnic tables, picnic shelters and electric barbeques and informs about current road and track closures and offers emergency information. It also allows the user to know exactly where they are when in Springbrook, a great safety measure when using the walking tracks.

Learn about some of the many fascinating plants and animals that live in this World heritage wonderland. These include ancient trees, birds, frogs and reptiles that live in forests and valleys of wilderness with direct links to the supercontinent Gondwana. Some of the many species which occur along the walking tracks have been identified for each particular track.

Springbrook contains a tremendous diversity of flora and fauna in a variety of vegetation types and is home to many threatened species, some found nowhere else in the world.

Springbrook's cooler climate offers a change from the warmer coastal areas and has an annual rainfall of more than 3m which is almost double that of the coast below.

'Meenyahgu Yugambeh jagun' — welcome to Yugambeh country.

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