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Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park is the wet heart of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Whereas it is only the national park that is included in the World Heritage Area, it is well established that World Heritage values extend well beyond the park boundaries especially in the high country ‘cloud forests’. Springbrook Plateau is truly a World Heritage precinct.

There are many kilometres of walking tracks through the national park providing a range of experiences including spectacular canyon and escarpment vistas, numerous waterfalls, subtropical rainforests, Antarctic Beech forests and tall eucalypt forests.

Park visitors are treated to a chorus of bird calls including Lewin’s Honeyeater, Eastern Whipbird, Crimson Rosella, King Parrot, Eastern Yellow Robin, Brown Thornbill, Green Catbird, Paradise Riflebird, Albert’s Lyrebird, Noisy Pitta, Brown Cuckoo-dove, Wonga Pigeon, Satin Bowerbird and more.

Striking plants along the tracks include species that are only found in the McPherson and Border Ranges area such as the Giant Spear Lily (Doryanthes palmeri) with its 3-metre long leaves and 1-metre flower spikes on stems up to several metres and the Stream Lily (Helmholtzia glaberrima) with leaves to 2 metres long. You may be lucky enough to see the rare Tree Waratah (Alloxylon pinnatum) or the Macleay Laurel (Anopterus macleayanus). More common plants include Walking-stick Palms with their strings of red berries, Bolwarra (Eupomatia laurina) with its strongly scented flowers and numerous orchids including the spectacular King Orchid (Thelychiton kingianus).

Click here to download the Queensland Government map of walking tracks in Springbrook National Park

Purlingbrook Falls after rain

Clifflines of The Canyon, viewed from Canyon Lookout

Rainbow Falls, The Canyon
Looking up through Twin Falls
Twin Falls, The Canyon
Wet sclerophyll forest
Twin Falls circuit, The Canyon
Subtropical rainforest
all above photos © Mark Ash
King Orchids, high in the canopy

Antarctic Beech (Nothofagus moorei)
phot © Lui Weber

Looking towards Mt Warning from Best-of-All Lookout       
photo © Lui Weber 
Eastern Whipbird
photo © Lui Weber 
Lewin’s Honeyeater on
Grass Tree flower
photo © Mark Ash
King Parrot
photo © Keith Scott
Eastern Yellow Robin 
photo © Evan Peters
Newly emerged flower on Picabeen Palm
photo © Mark Ash
Fruits on Walking-stick Palm 
   (Linospadix monostachya)
photo © Ken O’Shea
Flower on Stream Lily
photo © Keith Scott
Tree Waratah (Alloxylon pinnatum)
photo - M. Fagg
Bolwarra (Eupomatia laurina)
photo - M. Fagg