Purlingbrook Falls

Springbrook National Park

Start Point:Springbrook's most popular walk starts in the rainforest at Gwongorella picnic area. Best walked in a clockwise direction
From the Purling Brook Falls lookout in Springbrook National Park, take the track along the top of the cliffs through open forest sprinkled with cycads to the top of Tanninaba Falls. From here, you can see the Gold Coast and Purling Brook Valley.

The track leads down 450 steps into the rainforested valley and along to spectacular Tanninaba Falls which is almost concealed within rock. Continue through the rainforest to the Purling Brook Falls that plunge more than 100 metres into the valley.

A sidetrack leads one kilometre down the creek to the rainforest fringed Waringa Pool. Admire buttress roots, epiphytes, and a grove of piccabeen palms along the way to the falls. The track then steadily winds its way back up to the cliff tops through open eucalypt forest with a wildflower heath understorey.

About the Walk

No Dogs Permitted


Completed this walk twice now, all the way down to the rock pool. Very nice easy walk with a good swim at the end. Purlingbrook Falls is an amazing drawcard and worth the effort.
A little spin on this track instead of returning via the walking track: It is possible to climb directly up the creek from Warringah Rock pool to purlingbrook falls! Just follow the creek bed sometimes wading through shallow water and climbing large boulders. Good fun and takes no more than an hour!

Zerpy on 14 Oct, 2010

Great walk, very picturesque. Warringa Pool is a great place to cool down on a hot day.

Grumps on Aug, 2010

A nice daytrip with the side track down to Warringa Pool worth the trek.

Viking on Jun, 2010

Great waterfall, lot of snakes that day.

stepitup on 2010

Great views, awesome feeling walking through the track behind the waterfall.

Rob Nicholson on 23 Nov, 2008


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