This unique trail in Springbrook National Park is one of the region's gems. It is set In a protected park found in the inner wilderness of Queensland. Part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, the trail has stunning scenery along with lush green rainforest. Sheer cliffs and amazing waterfalls, rock pools, subtropical rainforest and breathtaking views are all here. The trail begins at either Tallanbana picnic area or Canyon Lookout, both have limited parking although Canyon Lookout has no facilities. Found off of the Bruce Highway at Nerang, take the Nerang Murwillumbah Road and follow the signs.
At Canyon Lookout, you can gaze out over mountains and rainforests all the way to the Gold Coast. This viewpoint is at 900m above sea level so the panoramic vista from this point is not to be missed! You also get some great views of the Twin Falls from above. En route, keep an eye out for some of the beautiful birds that live here, plus skinks (a type of lizard), lace monitors and the cute pademelon, a small marsupial that lives here. A dip in the water at Twin Falls is a great way to cool off after the steep walk down and is also a great place for a picnic.
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. There is a sharp descent at the start of the trail to the rainforest floor, then at the end a steep climb back up. It has rough surfaces; exposed roots and rocks and often fallen trees, plus it can be muddy, so is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs, but is doable for young children, providing they are carefully supervised; there are some sheer drops and note that the tracks behind the waterfalls can often be slippery. It is 4km and can be completed in under 2 hours although caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables.
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. It can be hiked in either direction although anti-clockwise is recommended as you can then take advantage of the information panels. Dogs are not allowed on this trail. Be aware that this area is very busy, especially at weekends and parking can often be a problem.