Purling Brook Falls Circuit

Springbrook National Park

Together with Twin Falls Circuit, one of the must do's in this Park. Viewpoints, waterfalls, walking behind the fall's curtain, swimming holes, wildlife, name it, it is there!

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Rainforest

Comments

Finally got around to doing this walk and glad I did!
I would classify this as a medium for walk for someone who is of average build and fitness, mainly due to the length of it all, having said that there was no obstacles or hard points.
DO attempt this walk in a clockwise direction, if not you will be facing about 400 stairs on your climb back up.

Once you get to the bottom, take the extra 2km walk (approx 15 mins) to the warringa water hole, there is normally less people there too.

I mapped this whole walk from the car park to the warringa water hole and back up to the car park with a quick 500m return walk to some settlers village that didn't exist.

Here is some facts I collected about the walk;
Distance: 9.3km
Time: 1.46
Steps: 13,000
Floors: 96
Max. Elevation: 6.20
Min. Elevation: 4.16

letmethefuqin on 25 Feb, 2017

Super easy walk but absolutely stunning! Sneaking behind the waterfall is a must!!

Natalie on 25 Feb, 2017

awesome and easy walk for people who want to try bushwalking

mohammad irrshan punchamgoss on 6 Feb, 2017

Beautiful walk, definitely recommend the clockwise direction of circuit, as would not like to face those stairs at the end of the walk! Small black snake curled up on side of path just after the waterfall.

Geo Kat on 4 Jan, 2017

Easy walk with a nice little swimming hole 👍🏻

Marty on 4 Jan, 2017

Definitely check out Warringa Pool if you want to swim. There is no swimming under the waterfall itself (though disrespectful people might) so the extra walk to the pool is worth it. It is safe to jump in the middle of it too! Plenty of wildlife and the views are amazing

Samuel Armstrong on 2 Jan, 2017

Definitely check out Warringa Pool if you want to swim. There is no swimming under the waterfall itself (though disrespectful people might) so the extra walk to the pool is worth it. It is safe to jump in the middle of it too! Plenty of wildlife and the views are amazing

Samuel Armstrong on Jan, 2017

Comfortable walk with lots to see in the rainforest - travelled the circuit in the recommended direction cos I truly hate clambering UP steps. Giant tadpoles in pools near the restricted area at the top, lots of land mullet (big black skunks) crossing the path :) Worth the quick trip down to Waringa for a swim & to explore the pools

Jennie Fyson on 28 Dec, 2016

Stunning waterfall! Was after some heavy rain however.

werd_arkitek on 11 Sep, 2016

We did this walk in Springbrook and it didn't take long to get to the falls about 2 hrs all up. The walk back to the picnic area was a little more demanding.

Yvette on Sep, 2016

Easy, beautiful walk.

Kay on 6 Aug, 2016

Nice, easy walk. Beautiful spot for a picnic at the bottom of the waterfall. Took about 2 hours at a leisurely pace

Kiran on 10 Jul, 2016

Great walk, views out to Surfer's, black cockatoos and a beautiful waterfall.

mjorn_ on May, 2016

Very nice walk, not difficult.

Ryan on 16 Apr, 2016

Loved it!

jesssicastevens on 1 Mar, 2016

A popular walk. It's a shame that you cannot walk behind the waterfall anymore but at least with the new bridge you can complete the circuit.

Rob Nicholson on 26 Sep, 2015

Did this walk this morning. About 7km. Spotted a metre long goanna at the beginning. Beautiful place, love to see again after rain to catch the waterfalls in action.

tonks on 13 Sep, 2015

Was a great walk, quite easy and the waterfall is amazing

Amy on 4 Jul, 2015

Did this walk on the weekend after spending the night at the Settlement campground. It's a nice short walk with a great view of the falls from the bottom. We happened to see a couple of base jumpers land at the bottom just as we got there!
I took a dip in a pool under the bridge at the base of the falls. The water was cold but very refreshing!
Total time was just over an hour.

Macduff89 on 31 May, 2015

Another jewel of the Springbrook NP, not to miss!

Hugues Debeyser on 14 Apr, 2015

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