The Springbrook Mountain Visitor Centre is a small hut on Old School Road, at a historical school site. The hut is usually unmanned, in 2018 it was open on weekends and public holidays from 10am to 2pm. There are brochures available on the outside with information about the Springbrook Mountain area, including Natural Bridge, so you can get information when it isn’t manned.
There is plenty of parking space and a quick walk to the Wunburra Lookout with views to the Gold Coast in the distance. There are no toilets but Apple Tree Park is about 700m further along and has toilets.
Nearby Brown Signs
Apple Tree Park – a shady park with toilets, BBQs and picnic tables great for a stop on your way back out from a day at Springbrook Mountains
Best of All Lookout – looks south into New South Wales, with Mt Warning prominently higher than the other mountain areas
Canyon Lookout – views across the canyon, and down the valley through to the Gold Coast in the distance
Goomoolahra Picnic Area Lookouts – beside the Mundora Creek flowing over the Goomoolahra Falls. Lookouts view the falls, The Pinnacle, Gold Coast
Gwongorella Picnic Area – Picnic tables, free BBQs, and toilets, and a popular access point to Purling Brook Falls
Hardys Lookout – looking to the west from Springbrook Mountain over the farmland. A monument commemorates the pioneers of Springbrook in 1906 including James Hardy
Purling Brook Falls Lookout – a highlight at Springbrook, accessible from the Gwongorella Picnic Area, or from The Settlement Day Use Area
Tallanbana Picnic Area – Tallanbana is Aboriginal meaning out of the rushes. Walks to Twin Falls circuit following the canyon cliffs
Wunburra Lookout – the first lookout entering into the Springbrook Mountain area, with views across the Little Nerang Dam, and up the valley to the Gold Coast
To get there:
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.
Alternatively, 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.