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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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

Lovely, easy stroll on a paved pathway.

AbbiG. on 9 Mar, 2019

Going in the rain meant no view just cloud :P

Hannah MC on 2 Mar, 2019

as the name states

nicholas on 25 Feb, 2019

This was our last out of four walks on the day, we were a little over it once getting down to small lookout that was very busy. Would be a lovely view if clear, smog or smoke was smearing the view. If it was the only lookout you could get to it is worth it.

CassyN on 31 Dec, 2018

Very hazy day unfortunately so the view was limited.

Richard Mason on 2 Dec, 2018

The Antarctic trees were amazing and really beautiful. The forest was really pretty on this very easy little walk :)

AmyKT on 5 Aug, 2018

A lovely short stroll. Misty and spooky through the trees. Considering it was so warm on the Coast it was a bit chilly up there.
I'm sure it is a beautiful view ...if you weren't in a cloud. Oh well next time.

Bronwyn Mitchell on 22 Apr, 2018

This is a great drive and walk to take Brisbane visitors to for a day out.

Suezy Dove on 8 Apr, 2018

short walk. beautiful artic beech tree

wendy on 3 Apr, 2018

Awesome kids walk. Amazing views

Jack on 22 Jan, 2018

Super easy walk. gorgeous view! it's amazing how much you can see up there.

bnotters on 2 Sep, 2017

Great view out to the Gold Coast and northern NSW.

Rowan.P on 4 Aug, 2017

Becareful driving along the road to the lookout and back at dusk as the damn wallabies jump out in front of the car, slow down. worth the hassel for the view ! Concrete path all the way.

Jess on 2 May, 2017

Nice lookout and you pass some ancient trees that are very special. Very short walk.

Ross on 25 Apr, 2017

a must go if one is in springbrook

Punchamgoss Irrshan on Feb, 2017

Short easy sealed path. Chose a misty early morning to visit - cleared up a bit after about an hour of exploring the area looking for beeches other than the three beauties fenced off beside the path. Found the geocaching stash :)

Anonymous on 24 Jan, 2017

Definitely worth doing. Amazing views. Do on your way to or from another walk in the area

Samuel Armstrong on Jan, 2017

Short and sweet, amazing views. Pictures of all of my walks and climbs are on instagram @teniille

A peak a week on 26 Sep, 2016

Lovely little walk. Most challenging part is beating your way through the tourists. Went today and it was 8.5 degrees, so maybe rug up a bit.

SkipK on 25 Jun, 2016


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