Best of All Lookout
Springbrook National Park
Allow 30 mins
Elevation gain (m):
Max. elevation (m):
Easy (Grade 2)
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A short walk to an aptly named lookout, with views across Numinbah, Mount Warning and along the coast from Coolangatta to Byron Bay.
The heavily trafficked walk starts from the car park at the end of Repeater Station Road in Numinbah.
The track meanders through lush forest along the Queensland-New South Wales border to a constructed platform.
The lookout offers uninterrupted views across Numinbah, Nightcap Range and Mount Warning, as well as along the coastline from Coolangatta to Byron Bay.
The small pocket of Antarctic beech trees is also a wonderful feature of this walk, as well as the intricate webs of tree roots, vines and moss-covered rocks.
Track: The asphalt path has no diversions and is easy to follow. There are railings in places and only a couple of steps at the lookout platform, however the walk may be too narrow and steep for wheelchair accessibility (without considerable assistance).
Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels.
Direction: This is an out-and-back track which returns the way it came.
The walk is located at the end of Repeater Station Road in Numinbah in Springbrook National Park, 2 hours drive south of Brisbane.
There is clear signage highlighting the start of the trail from the carpark.
Parking is ample, however the walk can be very busy, especially on weekends, so it can fill up.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round.
Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to complete the walk if wishing to see wildlife (birds and pademelons) and makes for great light for photos. The rainforest is also lusher after recent rain.
Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.
Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure.
I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.