Wunburra Lookout is the first brown sign tourist destination entering into the Springbrook Mountain area, at the southern end of a split section of the road. Wunburra is an Aboriginal word meaning “run up hill – hunting dog”
The view from is from a platform built to the edge of the hillside. The lookout is across the Little Nerang Dam, and up the valley to the open flats across to the Gold Coast.
The parking area for the lookout is a just passed the lookout. The parking area has a visitor information centre where you can get some information before continuing on to the many destination spots in this beautiful area.
The visitor information centre is only open for a few hours at weekends and on public holidays, between 10am and 2pm. There is a board with brochures and basic information and maps around the area on the veranda if you are there outside those hours. It gives a good starting point to plan the rest of your time in Springbrook Mountains if you haven’t already done so.
There are no facilities here. If you need toilets, Apple Tree Park is not too far further along, about 700m.
To get there:
From the Springbrook Mountain Visitor Centre, walk across the road at the crossing, the lookout is a short walk along the path.
From the M1 motorway, take the exit to Mudgeeraba (exit 79), and follow the sign to Mudgeeraba along Mudgeeraba Rd. At the roundabout turn left onto Railway St following the brown sign towards Springbrook. Follow for 900m and turn right onto The Link Way. After 400m, veer left at the roundabout onto Gold Coast Springbrook Rd. Continue 10.5km + amount closed section + 0.2km where the road splits. Continue for 800m, where the road converges with the other direction, where the visitor information centre for Springbrook Mountains is. The parking area is on the right just before converging with the other direction.
From the M1 motorway, take the Nerang Exit (exit 71). If coming from the north, turn right towards Nerang West, and after 650m turn left onto Price St. If coming from the south, turn right onto Station St, then after 600m turn left towards Nerang West, and after 650m turn left onto Price St. From turning into Price St, follow the road straight ahead for 22km, and turn left into Pine Creek Rd. After 7.2km, turn right into Gold Coast Springbrook Rd. After 200m, Springbrook Rd splits. Continue for 800m, where the road converges with the other direction, where the visitor information centre for Springbrook Mountains is. The parking area is on the right just before converging with the other direction.