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Goomoolahra Falls Lookout

Gold Coast

Springbrook National Park


Distance (kms):

0.5 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 30 mins

Elevation gain (m):

12 m

Max. elevation (m):

813 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 2)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A short walk to the top of Goomoolahra Falls, with breathtaking views into the Springbrook valley.

The moderately trafficked short walk starts from the car park of the Goomoolahra picnic area on Springbrook Road.

The paved track runs between the cascades and a series of lovely covered picnic tables to a constructed lookout.

The lookout offers uninterrupted views across the Springbrook valley, Gold Coast skyline and Springbrook Pinnacle, as well as a great perspective of the top of Goomoolahra Falls (you can even see where the Warrie Circuit passes the base of the falls when looking down).

Either return via the paved path or walk back through the forest to the other end of the car park.

Track: The path is paved and easy to follow. There are railings at the lookout and no steps, meaning the walk is wheelchair accessible if returning via the paved path.

Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels.

Direction: This can be completed as either an out-and-back track via the paved path, or a loop track, returning through the forest.

getting there

The walk is located at the end of Springbrook Road in Springbrook, 1.5 hours drive south of Brisbane.

There is clear signage highlighting the start of the walk from the carpark.

Parking is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.

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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.   

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