Warrie Circuit

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

Stop at Apple Tree Park for toilet stop on way. Circuit is another 5-10min drive from there.

Cuts across the Ngarri-dhum Falls a few times in one half, and the Little Nerang Creek in the other half. The half way point is the Meeting of the Waters where (as the name suggests) the two creeks meet.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Swimming
Picnic Facilities
Rainforest
836m
Maximum Elevation

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

Beautiful walk. Tons of waterfalls and some places to swim. Very busy on the weekend.

Clem on 17 Jan, 2021

Absolutely amazing. Was pretty muddy in sections due to lots of rain overnight and also rained while we were on the circuit. Had hoped to do the pinnacle as well but the rain stopped any hope of that happening.

Chewie on 16 Jan, 2021

Did this walk this morning it is back open and as previous comment says some trees were down but they have cut thru them to expose the path again very nice walk

Nathan on 15 Jan, 2021

this is quite a calming walk to go on for hikers with reasonable fitness levels. but the latest time to start this walk would be around 12.15 pm during spring, autumn and summer. Any time later then that would be risky due to the rainforest getting dark earlier. advisable to get out of the rainforest by 4.30 pm the latest as it was already fairly dark in the rainforest. This is not a walk to be attempted during dark conditions as the rainforest paths could be slippery and very narrow ...

but the waterfalls that we come across make this a worthwhile walk especially the midpoint waterfall!

but if you are planning to go on a picnic at the mid point's waterfall.. it is advisable to start on this walk around no later then 9.30am to give yourself ample time to enjoy this walk at your own pace and have a relaxing picnic.. also to get out of the circuit at a reasonable timing.
Also do not attempt this circuit after rainy days as the path would be extra slippery. it is advisable to wear hiking boots to this circuit instead of trainers to ensure you have ample protection for your feet during hiking.
Would love to do this circuit again in future!

Lyn on 15 Jan, 2021

This walk is still closed. There is a huge tree down over a switchback on the second half of the hike, after the meeting of the waters. It is very easy to cut through the paths to avoid that tree. A second tree is down also in the second half towards the top. Easy to pass on the lower trail but the higher track where the tree was uprooted is a different story. It is definitely passable but unstable and will take them a while to repair it. There were a lot of people still on the trail even a family with their younger primary school aged children. They did seem like seasoned hikers however and the mother mentioned hiking the trail a week prior. Unfortunate that the trail will be closed for a little while longer for public safety but it is actually doable.
Heaps of active waterfalls because of the recent rains. The track is very slushy in some parts. Heaps of leeches, but they don't eat much 😉. There are a bunch of river crossings too so be prepared for wet feet! All in all a great hike which will challenge the intermediate hikers. We were passed by some fitness fanatics who completed the trail in 2 hours. It took us 5 hours with a small lunch break in the middle.

Court on 2 Jan, 2021

This is now without a doubt our favourite walk in SE QLD. It took us a 2hr 38mins (not including a nice lunch and explore) at a steady pace.

While I wouldn’t consider it hard, it is definitely in the must do list. It has amazing scenery from start to finish. The waterfalls seem to be endless and the midway point when the creeks combine makes a perfect place for lunch. Enjoy the incredibly loud cicadas 🦗 🎶

The walk was closed due to unsafe conditions, but we progress regardless. There are a few large downed trees which you will have to navigate but none are insurmountable.

Andrew on 25 Dec, 2020

Did this in August - stunning variety of scenery.
Started it late - approx 1.30pm but at least it was not busy and was able to pace through it while still enjoying the beauty!

Carmen Havers on 21 Dec, 2020

This time I have chosen the arvo option. No shortage of padymelons on the way up after the halfway break.

Wanderlust on 27 Nov, 2020

Beautiful walk passing by and under various waterfalls. We were intending to swim in some of the waterholes but it was very dry. The water levels were well down. Still a fabulous walk and waterfalls. Gorgeous rock formations and cliffs/rock faces. Great views of the Pinnacle up top and the view out to the coast and to the sky scrapers on the horizon was fabulous. The rainforest also provides a welcome reprieve from the hot weather.

Caroline on 14 Nov, 2020

This was a good walk with plenty to see. The number and beauty of waterfalls here is hard to exaggerate. When combined with the bird life and the many stunning views of the valley/canyon, it's gotta go straight to the pool room,

Kelso on Oct, 2020

Nice walk, nothing dangerous

samkramer on 19 Sep, 2020

I will edit this later

Jimmy on 5 Sep, 2020

Took approx 4.5 hours. I did it anti-clockwise from tallanbana picnic area and wasn't rushing but didn't stop often. Well defined path the whole way and dry, no leeches. Saw some wallabies, bush turkeys, mice and many many birds. The waterfalls were flowing well and walking behind two of them was lovely.
Lots of signage saying for experienced walkers only, however with a good level of fitness and supplies it is a good stepping stone walk into long distance, more difficult hikes.

Amelia Croucher on 24 Aug, 2020

Loved this walk, wasn't that difficult but it is long. Lots of waterfalls, a couple of which you walk behind.

skippyedo on 22 Aug, 2020

Loved this walk. A challenge and beautiful scenery. Great for the family. Recommend an early start as can get busy. Did it in 3.5hrs.

Liz Waiwiri on 13 Aug, 2020

Lovely walk. Lots of creeks to cross and beautiful scenery. Stopped and had lunch halfway at the meeting waters, absolutely stunning. Not too busy, we did see a few hikers on the track. All and all, not too hard but quite long it took me about 6hrs but I am not a very experienced hiker.

maggie on Aug, 2020

Love this walk, Its great for relatively inexperienced hikers who want to stretch themselves. Brilliant waterfalls. My 3rd time and I always love it.

RosieG on 18 Jul, 2020

Absolutely gorgeous, we left just after lunch and completed the circuit in 3 hrs. Hardly no one on the track

Clara on 8 Jul, 2020

Great walk! Went out to the Pinnacle following the pink tags and a scramble up the rocks to the top. Garmin said total ks was 19.5k

Janey on 1 Jul, 2020

What a stunning walk! Waterfalls everywhere. It was drizzling for our entire hike which meant lots of mud and slippery rocks. My hiking partner fell on one of the creek crossings (was fine thankfully!) so be very cautious. We started at Tallanbana - recommend taking some loo paper just in case you if are driving a long distance to get there. Amazingly didn't get a single leech.

sarasvati on 28 Jun, 2020

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