Best Of All Lookout

Springbrook National Park

It makes lofty claims... and meets them! This short walk is well worth the effort with excellent views of the Tweed Valley including Mt Warning, Byron Bay and The Cougals. Plus, it includes one of the most accessible stands of Antarctic Beech Forest (Nothofagus Moorei) in Queensland. If you haven't been there, make sure to stop off next time you're on the plateau.

No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Off the Bruce Highway at Nerang on the Gold Coast take the Nerang Murwillumbah Road. Signposted after the dam take a left onto Pine Creek Road and left again onto Springbrook Road that leads you up onto and across the plateau to the various lookouts and walks.

Head to the end Repeater Station Road on the Springbrook Plateau.


Springbrook National Park

Route/Trail notes:

The walk is a short stroll along a clear path. Make sure to check out some of the most accessible Antarctic Beech trees in South-East Queensland.



Other References/Comments:

The area is very busy particularly at weekends and parking can therefore be a problem.

If you have time, visit the Information Centre on the left just before Repeater Station Road, which was once the original schoolhouse.

GPS Tracks

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This really was a short walk, but the view from the lookout out across to Mount Warning was fantastic.

F.A.B. on 25 Jun, 2022

Easy paved path down to the lookout. Was a cloudy day so I couldn't see anything

Lobster on Jul, 2021

nice short walk to decent lookout, would do only if I was already in the area ie. doing Twin Falls

Sam on 4 Apr, 2021

Drive to end of Repeater Station Road (I found putting Best of All Lookout in my GPS didn't take me to the correct place). There is limited parking. The walk is beautiful and easy. Very small viewing platform at the end so can get a bit cramped. Beautiful view to the coastline. The day I went it was a bit rainy and overcast and the clouds were rolling by (which I loved).

Rach on 20 Feb, 2021

Considering the minimal time investment the view was absolutely amazing and the track was arguably also wheel chair friendly highly recommend if you in the area

Polarbear88 on 20 Dec, 2020

Good view, but not sure it's the best I've seen in Springbrook!

Dino on 30 Sep, 2020

A 5-10 minute walk from the carpark to the lookout. Might as well do if you're in the area.

Clem on 24 Sep, 2020

Trip with Underwood Scouts. A clear day gave a fantastic view. Always amazing.

Richard Mason on 19 Sep, 2020

Easy short walk to a lookout where on a nice day you can see Mt Warning, Tweed Heads, and surrounding countryside.

skippyedo on 23 Aug, 2020

An easy 350 metre, approximately 15 minute walk from the car park. You are rewarded with a lovely walk through a moss-rich rainforest before stunning 180 degree views over northern New South Wales.

Mark on 3 Jul, 2020

Incredibly crowded prior to covid with busloads of international tourists. Better since covid but still quite crowded, hardly any parking. Nice view.

EmilyN on Jul, 2020

when we saw the signboard to " best of all lookout", we felt that we have to see it for ourselves. True enough - did not disappoint. Beautiful view - had a glimpse of the amazing view before it was covered up by the fogs... nice, cool, easy, walk to the lookout - worth a visit.
Parking area was quite full. We were quite lucky to find a park.

tranquil on 30 May, 2020

The view was not the “best of all” today but the atmosphere was eerie.

Wanderlust on 12 Jan, 2020

Short walk but great birdlife and it was good to see the Antarctic Beach Trees. Would do it again for the birdlife.

Anoogle on 10 Jan, 2020

A must do when in the area. Amazing views - even when hazy. Terrific birdlife and a bitumen path the whole way.

S K on 9 Jan, 2020

My first venture out after breaking my leg and tearing my ACL in May 2019

Aggy on 16 Jul, 2019

Awesome look out. Great example of some old Antarctic Beech trees.

Mkos on Jul, 2019

One word, amazing!!

Kcdixon on 11 May, 2019

Spectacular views.

ian parker on 26 Apr, 2019

Easy little walk, worth it for the view, although it was very crowded on a Sunday afternoon. Enjoyed the view. Great for those with little kids, or less fit and mobile people.

Sarah on 31 Mar, 2019


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