How long is the Purling Brook Falls walk?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: January 24, 2023

Reading time: 3 mins

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Purling Brook Falls is in Springbrook National Park in Queensland. The Purling Brook Falls walk is a great walking track to see the waterfall and parts of the national park. The waterfall is about 106 metres long. The walk is four kilometres long and can take about two hours to complete. It is easier to do this walk in a clockwise direction. When doing the Purling Brook Falls walk, please stay on the walking track. If you get too close to the edge, it can cause serious injury or death if you slip and fall. Before you plan to do this walk, ensure it is safe to walk as after a lot of rain, parts of the track can be unsafe.

The walking track will take you through the eucalyptus forest. Through the forest you will be able to find many different types of plants and wildflowers. You will soon walk down into the gorge to view Purling Brook Falls from below. You then cross the suspension bridge to climb back through the forest which will bring you back to the picnic area. If you have time, you can do a detour and follow the Warringa Pool track which takes you to the base of the falls. When you add this detour, it will be an additional two kilometres, so about an extra 40 minutes.

There are many tracks in Springbrook National Park that are of different lengths.

Warringa Pool track

The Warringa Pool track is six kilometres which can take about three hours to walk. You should only do this walk if you are a great walker and have a copy of the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk topographic map. The Warringa Pool track will take you near the base of the Purling brook Falls and through to Warringa Pool.

Best of All lookout track

Best of All lookout track is only 600 metres long and it can take about 30 minutes to complete. This walking track will take you to a viewpoint overlooking New South Wales and Mount Warning. You will walk through the ancient Antarctic beech forest. This forest is one of the remaining links to the ancient forests of Gondwana.

Twin Falls circuit

The Twin Falls circuit is four kilometres which can take about two hours to walk. When you see the Twin Falls, it is truly remarkable. As you make the walk towards the Twin Falls you might notice the different forest types. Keep in mind the tracks behind the waterfalls can be slippery.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.