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 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.



Other References


If you go at night to see the glow worms please bring a red light and don't shine lights in the cave at all. People flashing lights everywhere severely detracted from the experience : (

Sasha Walker on 1 Oct, 2019

Short walk, not many people around. Not as scenic as I was expecting.

Linda on 17 Jul, 2019

Loved the cave and arch, the "sink" hole is worth the view from above. Easy walk with some stairs. Some local rain during the week meant there was some water flowing which was a bonus. Lovely drive from the coast up the valley also. We will revisit soon.

Mark & Marina on 9 Jun, 2019

Best little walk on the coast

Kcdixon on 12 May, 2019

Public Holiday so quite busy, that said nice walk and fairly easy.

ozsailor on 6 May, 2019

Nice easy walk with a variety of things to see. Can get busy at times.

Ross on 25 Mar, 2019

One of my favourite walks. A few stairs both down and up but a wonderful place to see.

AbbiG. on 9 Mar, 2019

No swimming allowed and couldnt see glow worms, lots of people here

Hannah MC on 2 Mar, 2019

Nice and easy
Stunning scenery

Nathan Boyce on 28 Jan, 2019

Been here many times to view the glow worms after dark...

Mackamcb on Jan, 2019

This has been a life time goal to get to, and it did not disappoint. Lovely circuit walk. Too bright for glow worms, but watched what we think were bats in the back corner of cave. Waterfall amazing!

CassyN on 31 Dec, 2018

Did this when I was a fat c*** with my baby strapped to me. Easy as you can do it Karen

Kaitys on 4 Dec, 2018

It was so beautiful! Easy walk and stunning cave/waterfall!

AmyKT on 5 Aug, 2018

Great walk, easy. paved all the way. Plenty of parking nearby. Not too far from the walks at springbrook

David S on 8 Apr, 2018

A lovely short walk, saw a wallaby and a blue tongue lizard and heaps of scrub turkeys.

_Susan_ on 11 Sep, 2017

A little bit out of the way but I'm glad we ticked it off the list. Quick and easy.
Saw a sign saying that it will be closed from this weekend of the 8th of May until early June sometime.

Jess on 2 May, 2017

Easy walk that has magic at the end 😉 💖The kids will love it 💕🙏

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Mel on 5 Mar, 2017

Nice walk to be taken at least two times -- during the day to see the waterfall and during the night (preferably wet summer) to experience glow worms, fireflies and glowing mushrooms.

N & N on 25 Feb, 2017

Easy little walk but well worth doing 👍🏻

Marty on 4 Jan, 2017

Short easy walk all bitumen path. Went in the arvo and waited round for the glow worms to arc up. Insane numbers of people arrived starting at dusk for the same reason. Waited for the crowd to clear but they just kept coming! Enjoyed the glow worm cave eventually tho :) During the 29 mins or so it toll to drive back to the main road I counted 17 buses and 26 cars headed for the cave. Perhaps Xmas holiday wasn't the best time to meet glow worms :) (Saw them in rock over hangs near the start of the trail too - keep your torches pointed at your feet so you don't miss them!)

Anonymous on 28 Dec, 2016


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