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

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

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

First time on this track; good walk, completed in 4h35m going anticlockwise. Nice spot to stop for lunch at Meeting of the Waters.

John F on 19 Jul, 2019

Beautiful walk lots of waterfalls! Beautiful place to rest at the bottom and easy walk back up

LizzyLoo on May, 2019

Lots of waterfalls and beautiful place to rest at the bottom. Fairly easy walk back up

LizzyLoo on May, 2019

Awesome swimming hole under a waterfall at the bottom.

Garth on May, 2019

A Waterfall lovers paradise.
It was fun to walk behind a couple of falls and with the recent rains, everything looked really nice. There were also a few extra little trickles of water here and there.
It was a bit muddy and slippery in places and there were a few trees down but the track was still easily passable.

Allan on 26 Apr, 2019

Had a great morning on this walk, will do again!

ChrisK on 25 Apr, 2019

Brilliant walk, amazing scenery.

Jodie Woodward on 23 Apr, 2019

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

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