Springbrook National Park
Springbrook National Park consists of three distinct sections, each with its own special features. Springbrook Plateau The Springbrook Plateau features spectacular cliffs and waterfalls, and magnificent views over the Tweed Valley and out to the coast. Numerous walking tracks lead through native rainforest to different lookouts. Natural Bridge The Natural Bridge section features an unusual geological formation, created over thousands of years from the constant movement of water over and around the rock. An easy 1.5 kilometre walk through the rainforest will bring you to the formation – a waterfall breaking through the roof into a beautiful grotto, home to glow-worms, bats and other creatures. To truly appreciate the beauty of the cave, allow yourself 10 to 15 minutes to relax and let your eyes and ears open to the beauty and natural delights the grotto offers. Note that swimming in the waters of the grotto is strongly discouraged in order to maintain the quality of the water for the native wildlife. Mt Cougal The Mt Cougal section of the park is the most mountainous, and is largely untracked. The picnic area at ‘Cougal Cascades’ provides picnic tables, public toilets and car parking, with a sealed track permitting wheelchair access. Timber stairs and a gravel track lead to a rock pool where swimming is permitted. Venture past the rock pools to the restored remains of an old sawmill dating back to 1914.