Warrie Circuit

Springbrook National Park

Beautiful walk through the valley. Pass and go through lots of waterfalls and rainforest.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Swimming
Picnic Facilities
Rainforest
836m
Maximum Elevation
2375m
Total Climb

Getting there

Exit 79 on the Pacific Motorway. Follow Springbrook Road about 27 kms up the plateau. Turn left at a sign that says "Canyon lookout 0.2". Park at the Canyon lookout.

Maps

http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/springbrook/pdf/springbrook-inset-maps.pdf

Route/Trail notes

From the Canyon lookout turn right and follow the path. The path is extremely well signed and marked. There are a few turnoffs for the 4km Twin Falls circuit, but stay right. It's virtually impossible to get lost. The first few kilometres head downhill past a few beautiful waterfalls. After while you lose altitude into the rainforest. A few switch backs downhill and you end up at the half way point, where all the creeks meet. Beautiful place to stop for lunch.

The walk back up hill isn't steep with lots of switch backs. At one stage near the top you get near another waterfall. There's a sign pointing to the Twin Falls circuit, but turn right and walk behind the waterfall. Best part of the trek! Follow the climb back up and walk along the ridge back to the car, checking out views all the way to Surfers Paradise.

Permits/Costs

Nil

Other References

Take a Walk in South-East Queensland, p168, ISBN 9780957793170

Comments

Well marked and beautiful trail through lots of waterfalls. Just over 4 hours return with a stop for lunch, walking at a moderate pace. Expect leeches, so ankle covers are recommended.

ct__ on 25 Mar, 2020

I did this walk again yesterday and wasn't disappointed, the waterfalls were at their best and surprisingly not a single leech! The wind was howling when we parked the car at the lookout but wasn't noticeable once we started to descend into the valley. Previously I clocked the walk at about 14.5 kilometres but this time visited Twin Falls first, then the cave and later on took the track to the Pinnacle so ended up at 19.8. The path to the Pinnacle was easy to miss, the track runs into a large tree with a couple of arrows that have almost faded, at what is almost a T junction and the track to the Pinnacle [ to the right] had a few branches across it. A few parts of the track were almost invisible and we had to stop a couple of times to make sure we hadn't gone astray, ferns have almost covered the track in places but there are a few pink ribbons that are a help. I would advise a gps to make sure not to miss the turn off. The Pinnacle was a real highlight for me and I would highly recommend doing the extra couple of kilometres if you want fantastic 360 views and don't mind a bit of a rock scramble. I initially had two attempts at reaching the peak but the wind was so strong that I couldn't hang on even on hands and knees. I was about to give up when there was a bit of a lull in the wind so took the opportunity to make a dash for the summit, and so glad I did. There was a fair bit of debris on the track and a few trees down.

jgmansell on 16 Mar, 2020

My 4th time doing the walk. It was absolutely amazing with the rain and the waterfalls all flowing heavily! There’s so much water coming over every waterfall! Make sure you wear some gators to stop the leaches chomping at your ankles...they’re everywhere - even got some on my hands from touching rocks & trees.

S K on 9 Mar, 2020

Great day. No rain but cloudy. Saw 20 others on the track. Didn’t see any wildlife but was prepared with Bushmans to keep the leeches at bay. Will bring the swimmers next time to have a dip at Meeting of the Waters. Really quite a good walk. GPS said 15km though. Still a great day out. Just under 4hours to complete with a few short stops.

Minnie on 8 Mar, 2020

First time doing this, and what a beautiful hike, especially ater all the recent rainfalls.

Took 90 mins to get from Talanbana Carpark to the Meeting of the Waters (keeping right/South), and another 2 hours to get back up, completing the circuit. I was powering through the whole thing (not running) and stopped briefly twice on the way back up.

Next time will make a day of it, and swim in the pools along the way.

As of the time of writing, the northern side (the section of the loop with Coorooloa Falls) has a few logs and trees over the track that are likely due to recent storms. Very passable, but requires a bit of a scramble.

Bill on 1 Mar, 2020

I have done this walk twice now and it has been 14km long according to Apple Watch and has taken 4hrs and 20 minutes which includes stopping at meeting of the river and 20min break at poonyara falls( good place for a stop if you do the circuit anticlockwise which I recommend). This is with a avg pace of 16.30 min kms. It is a great walk to get into longer hikes. Easy walking with a well established track, there is a few sections now after the rain with trees down that you will have to navigate over. So many waterfalls around this loop and lots of swimming holes

Adam on 23 Feb, 2020

First time on the Warrie Circuit this morning. As other have noted below, it's a beautiful walk through the rainforest with multiple running waterfalls and streams to admire.

I parked at the Tallanbana car park, and the hike took 5 hours car to car, including 30 minutes break about half-way.

A quick dip in the rockpool at the base of twin falls was the perfect way to cool off after 17km of summer rainforest bushwalking.

Certainly a long walk, so take plenty of water.

Andy Seward on 2 Feb, 2020

Leeches must adore me... Affectionate little critters 🤣
Waterfalls, dramatic outlooks, stunning Flora, Blue freshwater Crayfish.. this track has it all! Did I mention leeches?
Easy to see why so many people frequent the park

Matt Norton on 26 Jan, 2020

I have done this walk a number of times and the beauty never fails to amaze me. Definitely a favourite! The recent rain has the rivers and waterfalls flowing nicely 💗✨

Energy Renegade 💗✨ on 25 Jan, 2020

This is beautiful at any time! My 3rd time and I’ll do it again. Saw heaps of wildlife today - heaps of land mullets (the world’s largest skink) sunning themselves everywhere, a Stephens Banded Snake (dangerously venomous apparently), wonderful birdlife (wompoo fruit dove, eastern spinebill. eastern yellow rosella, plenty of wrens, Australian logrunners, catbirds, rufous fantail, crimson rosella, Brown cuckoo-dove, honeyeaters, eastern yellow robins etc). This is such a wonderful hike with water still trickling over each waterfall. Only saw 2 other people on the track!

S K on 10 Jan, 2020

This is the second time I had done this walk and this time the walk had more wildlife which was lovely to see. The world’s largest skink was easily spotted along the track, Woompoo Fruit Doves, Cicada Birds, Brown-cuckoo Dove, Australian Logrunner, Catbirds...to name a few. Approximately 4hrs 50 all up and this catered for photographing the wildlife (pauses, searching etc). It is a track for quiet - no loud conversations etc so you can fully enjoy what the area has to offer. Oh, and there was a poisonous snake.

Anoogle on 10 Jan, 2020

Waterfalls were a bit dry due to lack of rain but still a fantastic walk, had been meaning to do this walk for a long time and it was well worth the walk. Is definately shorter than as signed, around 14.5k.

Peter Hill on 29 Dec, 2019

A lovely Rain-forest walk with lots to see, waterfalls, Lookouts & waterholes for a cool dip, Highly recommended

Olly on 28 Dec, 2019

Did this walk today in 3.5 hours. This is one of my favourite tracks for the beautiful trees, birdlife, wallabies, lizards and of course the waterfalls - of which there is still a trickle flowing over each one. Again, it’s about 14k not 17. It’s fairly easy going for the first half (if walking anti-clockwise) and the second half has some switchbacks which will get your heart rate up. If it didn’t take me an hour and a half to get there, I’d go every week!

S K on 28 Nov, 2019

A beautiful walk, very dry, but still had a dip in the pool. Great fun

RosieG on 19 Oct, 2019

Saw our first stubborn python lying on the track

Tom Newton on 22 Sep, 2019

Favourite hike so far! This was a wonderful walk... we started at the Canyon Lookout and did the entire circuit (without the Pinnacle) anticlockwise - a total of 14.5km...not 17km! Took us 5 hours but we paused a lot for photos of birds & the waterfalls.

S K on 25 Aug, 2019

Great walk - great landscape and diversity. My GPS measured the walk at 14.5km.

Anoogle on 25 Aug, 2019

Felt like a waterfall or river crossing every 500m, keeps you motivated for the long 5 hour hike. Few spots where you had to dip /dodge overgrown parts of the track. But highly recommended and would be extremely hard to get lost.

Troy on 24 Jul, 2019

Great times! Nice and easy although a bit slippy underfoot. Listen out for lazerbirds

Matt on 20 Jul, 2019

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