Natural Bridge

Springbrook National Park

A sealed circuit track takes you through the forest, across Cave Creek, and into the arched cave to witness the waterfall plunging from above. At night the cave is illuminated by thousands of glow-worms' tiny green lights. While glow-worms are visible year-round, their display is significantly reduced during the winter months. Interpretive signs along with the circuit highlight the park's special features. The hoop pines Araucaria cunninghamii that emerge through the thick greenery of the surrounding rainforest are living relics of the Jurassic Age—the age of the conifers—about 180 million years ago. These pines are 'living dinosaurs'—they are among the most primitive of conifers.

No Swimming
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Follow the signs towards Springbrook and then you will see signs for Natural Bridge.  Natural Bridge Rd, NATURAL BRIDGE QLD.


Don't need one.

Route/Trail note

Starting at the top of the carpark follow the signage around the circuit. The signage indicates that the track is one way going in a clockwise direction. Although indicated as "Very Easy"; there are still a few steps to take note of.



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Bit of a rainy day, but the dense trees provided shelter. Our 3 year old walked the whole way, took us about 45 min with short breaks to take in the views. A short and beautiful walk. Lots of water going over the falls and we saw some pademelons along the track and little bats flying about the cave. It's too bright during the day to see any glow worms

Natalie Taylor on 10 Feb, 2024

Amazing evening walk in the full moon 💙

Glow worms were everywhere in the cave and in sections of the soil 🪱. Also saw bioluminescent fungi and a group of orange eyed tree frogs calling prolifically 🐸🌳

rb on 25 Jan, 2024

Prams are not recommended- stairs

Babayagamama on 2 Dec, 2022

Such a beautiful walk.
Great experience for little ones to see glow worms after dark.

Courtney Moran on 19 Apr, 2022

So lovely walk great for kids will do more around this area

Jemma on 11 Sep, 2021

Family friendly walk track

Penny on 1 Jul, 2021

I went on a rainy Saturday at around 11.30am so it was quite busy and only a couple of spare carparks. Because it was rainy the falls were very mighty. Some stairs along the way but mainly a pretty easy walk. circuit partly shut due to the weather so had to come back up the way I came down.

Rach on 20 Feb, 2021

Quite a popular walk great, beautiful and minimal time and effort invested

Polarbear88 on 27 Jan, 2021

Lovely easy walk. Looks impressive with or without recent rain :)

AmyKT on 2021

Love this fall have done this many times. Easy and very different

Margaret Peril on 1 Dec, 2020


Vic and Ale on Dec, 2020

Definitely one of the most popular if not the most popular walk on the Gold Coast. Or at least the busiest, luckily the car park is huge even some bus spots. Every 200m there is almost some scenic to look at, if that by a wonderful old tree, the creek or the actual waterfall. Just got to get in early before the masses of people come.

Maverick on 31 Oct, 2020

A beautiful little walk, in both night and day. Easy walk so traveling to see the glow worms won't cause many issues in the darkness. Would recommend everyone see once.

Kieran Wiggins on 24 Sep, 2020

Easy walk, beautiful rain forest and waterfall

Jade on 20 Sep, 2020

A lovely finish to the day with Underwood Scouts. Not too busy - had the cave to ourselves for a decent time.

Richard Mason on 19 Sep, 2020

Lovely short easy walk to a beautiful waterfall wasn't too busy for a Sunday

skippyedo on 23 Aug, 2020

Simply stunning

xxxNickyxxx on 19 Aug, 2020

Easy short walk. Path the whole way. Great for kids. Stunning view.

Tegan Atkins on 14 Aug, 2020

An easy circuit walk to view the water fall and 'natural bridge'. An interesting geological feature.

Mark on 3 Jul, 2020

A nice stroll in beautiful surroundings

Tony Capitano on 21 Jun, 2020


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