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

Spectacular! The waterfalls were stunning, the walk is really enjoyable as the landscape is pretty diverse. Did it in 4 hours at an average pace and a few small stops. As other comments suggested we started down the right hand side of the lookout.

Lisa on 13 Apr, 2019

Amazing walk and after having a bit of rain 2 days before, some paths were quite slippery. It was an easy path to follow and the highlights of the walk, were definitely walking behind the 2 waterfalls. Fantastic and will do this walk again in the future, probably clockwise to change it up a bit. This walk only took us just under 4 hours in a very comfortable pace.

Ronald and Ramona Jonkergouw on 5 Apr, 2019

Simply stunning! So many waterfalls and gorgeous animals to see along the way. It did not seem like 17km, and I would rate it as easy - moderate, especially when starting the walk from the right path rather than the left path at Canyon Lookout as the walk uphill from this direction is very gradual and not at all steep.

Tamara Bel on 24 Mar, 2019

Great walk, it was very wet and lots of leaches but the waterfalls were full and spectacular!

Exploringonfoot on Mar, 2019

Easy to Moderate

SOORAJ BONTADAKA SUBRAMANYA on 2 Feb, 2019

Great circuit with amazing views and waterfalls

Kirk on 27 Jan, 2019

Great walk, the waterfalls are amazing!!!!!

Mick on 5 Jan, 2019

Great walk! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of great waterfalls along the way.

Tara on 5 Jan, 2019

Always a good summer time hike. Temps up there are usually a lot cooler

Sally on 31 Dec, 2018

The rain gods delivered for us, and we were rewarded with many stunning falls

Sally on 10 Nov, 2018

Beautiful waterfall circuit - plenty of great photo opportunities!

BronnyV on 29 Sep, 2018

Not bad at all although I wouldn't call this a hard walk. Quite long but not hard

Kcdixon on 2 Sep, 2018

First day of Spring and we decided to tackle Warrie Circuit! Going down down down into the forest was amazing and the scenery along the way was just stunning. We saw a little paddy melon along the way but lucky for us still didn’t see any snakes!
The meeting of the waters was a little dry from lack of rain. I can imagine this would be amazing after some heavy rain.
Loved the water falls along the way and of course once you hike yourself up up up again you end up finishing up on twin falls circuit. We went right and ended up at the lookout and the views there and all along there are just bloody amazing! Breathtaking!
Took us 4 hours with stops!

Belindak77 on 1 Sep, 2018

4 hours with some stops to climb.

Heith Mineur on 19 Aug, 2018

This hike was a long hike but worth every step there was so many waterfalls I wish we had done it after some rain but that only brings in leaches so I'm happy to have done it but may do it again after some rain. We stopped and had something to eat at The meeting of the waters. lovely day.

HR on 20 Jul, 2018

Absolutely stunning and much easier than expected

MandaPanda on 17 Jul, 2018

Awesome walk - such a sense of adventure! Climbing over fallen logs, rocky ledges, and going behind some epic waterfalls! Camera is a MUST. Note no toilets at the start of the walk - you'll have to go to one of the cafes nearby.

nboth1 on 14 Jul, 2018

Great walk. Definitely does not feel like 17km - even with an accidental 3/4 of the Twin Falls Circuit done on top of it. Completed counter-clockwise in less than 5.5hrs with a couple of decent breaks. Meeting of the Waters was definitely a highlight! No wildlife today, sadly.

jeabou on 8 Jul, 2018

This is a bit of a South East Queensland classic walk! It really doesn't feel like 17km - there is so much to see along the way, the entertainment value is brilliant and inspiring. Many incredible waterfalls and rivers, so it's a superb walk to do in the wet. Can't rate this highly enough. Note that it's down down down all the way, then up up up all the way, so keep a little energy in the tank for the return half of the voyage!

Bush Talker on 13 May, 2018

A truly awesome walk after rain when all the falls are flowing well, the meeting of the waters is brilliant, a walk I will do again and again.

jgmansell on 26 Apr, 2018

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