Warrie Circuit

Springbrook National Park

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

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

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

Great walk even in the wet.
May have been even better in the wet.
Meeting of the waters is the perfect spot to take a break if you start from the Elabana Picnic Area

Watch the vid if you want to see how our walk went https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzHgTtIuMxU

Jaymie Jones on 11 Nov, 2017

The switchbacks are tough. The meeting of the waters is a nice place to have a lunch break.

Jono40 on 29 Oct, 2017

The Warrie circuit is one of the true gems in the gold coast hinterland.
Equal with Coomera, Tooloona, West Canungra and Albert River circuits in Lamington.

Zerpy on 22 Oct, 2017

Nice and cool day for this great walk. 2hrs 50min to complete and had a visit from a carpet python along the way

Lloyd on 16 Sep, 2017

The Warrie Circuit
Situated in the stunningly beautiful Spring-brook National Park.
This place is breathtakingly beautiful.
The Warrie Circuit
Its an hour and a half's drive from Brisbane, this was an eagerly awaited adventure.
The 17 km trail through the rain forests and waterfalls seemed too easy, as i just didn't know where to look there was so much to see.
Don't be fooled into thinking this is an easy walk though. As much as it was beautiful ,i found the walk back out punishing on the old (shanks as ponies)....I manages OK though.definitely not for beginners.
I did spot numerous wildlife but wasn't quick enough to catch on camera. A Pademelon (small marsupial) darted across the track right in front of me .I got a good close up look at him before he hurried off into the jungle.
If you're looking for a truly spectacular adventure then try The Warrie Circuit . Ive put my trip on you tube. its beautiful to see it in high definition too.

gizmobazz on 2 Sep, 2017

Excellent interesting walk. Waterfalls that you could walk behind and under! Meeting of the Waters is well worth the trek. Some signs need repair. Completed in 4hours with lunch break. Highly recommend.

Pati on 28 May, 2017

Fantastic Walk. So many beautiful things to see. Tough in some spots but well worth it.

Natty on 28 May, 2017

Great walk beautiful waterfalls and views. Did this with a group of 8 hikers tracks really well defined and easy to navigate.

DanF on 13 May, 2017

An epic walk today! We arrived at Tallanbana Picnic Area & went anti-clockwise around Warrie Circuit. Curiosity had us feeling compelled to check out The Pinnacle, but unfortunately it has been very storm damaged, leaving many of the pink tags very hard to find, and eventually missing entirely. We will be back another day to conquer! The circuit was awesome, gorgeous waterways and very interesting to see the damage left from ex-cyclone Debbie. Not too many encounters with wildlife, but we did get to hear some beautiful birds :)

petalani on 7 May, 2017

It says to allow 5 hours. My friend and I did this track in 3hours 45 minutes: this was at quite a fast pace though as we were racing against the sun going down in the afternoon.

We did come across a large snake taking up the path and had to wait 15 mins while it decided it move.

We did it in an anti clockwise fashion. When we hit the meeting of the two creeks we wernt sure where to go; we had passed the track continuing to the left as we approached the creek without noticing. Only spot we wernt sure about. Well marked trail. My GPS said it was 15km.

On this day the track had a sign saying closed.
We did not see any other people during the whole of the walk.

Jess on 2 May, 2017

Beautiful hike but currently it is technically closed. I wouldn't let that stop you though we saw a few other couples on the hike and the track is in fine condition save a few fallen trees that are easy enough to climb over or under. Don't take Springbrook Road on the way there at the moment as it's closed, head to Advancetown instead and go from there.

Rachael Lopes on 1 May, 2017

A magnificent rainforest walk with plenty of waterfalls to see (and go under) along the way. Picked up a couple of leeches, no big deal. Plenty of wildlife to see also. Well worth the effort :-)

Rob Nicholson on 19 Feb, 2017

Great walk - did this easily in 6 hours with my 8 year old son. Really enjoyed the changes in vegetation. Leeches abound here after the rain.

danielsmith1 on 10 Feb, 2017

Beautiful waterfalls and streams after the rain. Lots of leeches though 😜. And lots of freshwater crayfish. Very nice to see. Please do not take!!!

Rochelle on 28 Jan, 2017

One of the best walks so far! This is a must. Beautiful rainforests, walking behind waterfalls and amazing views out towards Gold Coast. Would definitely recommend! Plan after some rainfall to see the waterfalls at their best. Some bits are a little overgrown but luckily we didn't encounter any leeches. Plenty of skinks and birds. HUGE spider as well!

Samuel Armstrong on 8 Jan, 2017

Reading most of the comments about this walk I figured it would be paved with handrails and escalators on the steep bits! Was nicely surprised to find it a great day bushwalk. It has been well thought out with the track going behind waterfalls at both ends (nothing beats sticking your head into the cool water). Recommend doing this after rain so the waterfalls and creeks are flowing well, but water = leeches so be prepared. Wore long pants, gaiters and was vigilant - meant for a 'warm' walk, but they kept the blighters at bay. Had lunch at Poonyahra Falls - beautiful spot, but we struggled to find decent shade. Did the walk anticlockwise so we ended up with stunning views (and cool breezes) at the end, after a hot slog up out of the valley. Recommend starting early to try and miss most of the heat of the day.

Bushy Bloke on 2 Dec, 2016

Such an amazing walk! Why don't more people know about this one! The water levels weren't very high but we managed to swim in 3 different spots. Absolutely freezing but worth it! Saw a beautiful python hanging out beside the track. Little traffic. Would recommend to everyone! Very easy, only tiring near the end. We started at 830 am and finished at 430 pm as we took it slow and took it all in!

Hailey Hebes on 23 Nov, 2016

Did the walk with the GC Midweek Walking Group. We quickly got over the disappointment of not being able to do the full circuit due to some construction work around Tallabana Picnic Area and Twin Falls. We decided to head down to the Meeting of the Waters via Canyon Lookout and the northern section of the Twin Falls Circuit.
The track was dry but recent rain meant the falls were flowing. After passing behind Blackfellow Falls, we joined the Warrie Circuit and headed down via Poondahra and Poonyahra Falls. We encountered a Python and a green tree snake, (the latter scarily looking like a yellow bellied brown) before we got to the rugged Gooroolba Falls.
We lunched at the Meeting of the Waters in the company of a slow moving red bellied black.
The weather cooled nicely for the climb back up. We only covered 12 kms instead of 17, but thoroughly enjoyed the walk, all the while accompanied by whip birds, cat birds and a mysterious noise maker.

oldcoastwalker on 20 Oct, 2016

Pretty wet under foot after a night of rain, and a few leeches hitched a ride. Beautiful all the same, took around 4 hours 20 as we took our time.

Chris on 18 Sep, 2016

Warrie Circuit + The Pinnacle

Michael on 28 Aug, 2016

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