Guidebook to Springbrook

Graham & Nicole
Graham & Nicole
Tilmeldt i 2017
Graham & Nicole

Guidebook to Springbrook

Food Scene
Dancing Waters Cafe has a great selection of freshly made wraps, sandwiches, salads, homemade cakes, scones, cream and jam and pastries, including some gluten free cakes and options!
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Dancing Waters Cafe
33 Forestry Rd
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Dancing Waters Cafe has a great selection of freshly made wraps, sandwiches, salads, homemade cakes, scones, cream and jam and pastries, including some gluten free cakes and options!
Famous for its delicious fudge and owned and operated by a wonderful local family and youthful staff. They are open 7 days a week and now offer a basic breakfast and toasted sandwich which is delicious.
The Fudge Shop Springbrook
Famous for its delicious fudge and owned and operated by a wonderful local family and youthful staff. They are open 7 days a week and now offer a basic breakfast and toasted sandwich which is delicious.
This is a local cafe operated by a husband and wife team, Regan and Charles. They serve great food and you'll find fresh cakes and other baked items, including some gluten-free selections, in their display cabinet to enjoy with a coffee!!
The Lost Fawn Cafe
2319 Springbrook Rd
This is a local cafe operated by a husband and wife team, Regan and Charles. They serve great food and you'll find fresh cakes and other baked items, including some gluten-free selections, in their display cabinet to enjoy with a coffee!!
Greenwood Farm produces a great selection of jams, freshly baked pastries, homemade pies, sauces, ice cream, mustards, condiments, ginger beer, awarding winning natural honey, candles, skin care products, soaps, bath salts & locally grown flowers. Chef Angi is an avid foodie & on request will prepare lunch hampers, grazing platters & also cater for events. Angi also offers cooking classes and a private dining experience! Be sure to visit Angie & Paul at Greenwood Farm, open 7 days, weather permitting.
Greenwood Farm & Co
2207 Springbrook Rd
Greenwood Farm produces a great selection of jams, freshly baked pastries, homemade pies, sauces, ice cream, mustards, condiments, ginger beer, awarding winning natural honey, candles, skin care products, soaps, bath salts & locally grown flowers. Chef Angi is an avid foodie & on request will prepare lunch hampers, grazing platters & also cater for events. Angi also offers cooking classes and a private dining experience! Be sure to visit Angie & Paul at Greenwood Farm, open 7 days, weather permitting.
The Sitting Room is only 150 meters up the road from our Retreat. It is run by Janine, Mark and their family. They serve great coffee and home baked goodies.
The Sitting Room On Springbrook and Rosellas Bed & Breakfast
8 Canyon Parade
The Sitting Room is only 150 meters up the road from our Retreat. It is run by Janine, Mark and their family. They serve great coffee and home baked goodies.
The Springbrook Cafe, Bar & General Store, located on Forestry Road, is open 7 days a week from 9:00AM to 4:00PM and stays open on Fridays until 9:00PM. It stocks items such as fresh bread, milk, breakfast cereals, cheeses, meats, crackers, biscuits, sauces, canned foods, sugar, juices, toothbrushes, toothpaste, batteries, beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. It also has a liquor licence, fully stocked bar and beer on tap. On Fridays, they serve pizza, fish & chips and other fried foods, with the kitchen open between 5:30PM and 8:00PM.
Springbrook Cafe and Bar
10 Forestry Rd
The Springbrook Cafe, Bar & General Store, located on Forestry Road, is open 7 days a week from 9:00AM to 4:00PM and stays open on Fridays until 9:00PM. It stocks items such as fresh bread, milk, breakfast cereals, cheeses, meats, crackers, biscuits, sauces, canned foods, sugar, juices, toothbrushes, toothpaste, batteries, beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. It also has a liquor licence, fully stocked bar and beer on tap. On Fridays, they serve pizza, fish & chips and other fried foods, with the kitchen open between 5:30PM and 8:00PM.
Opening hours are Thursday to Saturday, 5:30 PM until late and Sundays open for lunch 12:00PM, Happy Hours 2:30 to 5:30 PM and Dinner from 5:30 PM until late. Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Address: 581 Gold Coast Springbrook Road, Mudgeeraba 4213 Telephone for bookings: (07) 55304433
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Panchos Tex Mex Restaurant
600 Gold Coast Springbrook Rd
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Opening hours are Thursday to Saturday, 5:30 PM until late and Sundays open for lunch 12:00PM, Happy Hours 2:30 to 5:30 PM and Dinner from 5:30 PM until late. Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Address: 581 Gold Coast Springbrook Road, Mudgeeraba 4213 Telephone for bookings: (07) 55304433
The Advantown Hotel is about 25 minutes away from our Retreat. It is set in a natural Aussie Bush setting and serves good old Aussie Country Pub favorites. Address: 402 Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Advancetown, Gold Coast, Queensland 4211 Telephone: 07 5533 2222 (open from 10:00AM)
Advancetown Hotel
402 Nerang Murwillumbah Rd
The Advantown Hotel is about 25 minutes away from our Retreat. It is set in a natural Aussie Bush setting and serves good old Aussie Country Pub favorites. Address: 402 Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Advancetown, Gold Coast, Queensland 4211 Telephone: 07 5533 2222 (open from 10:00AM)
Sightseeing
Take a look at the Guide to Springbrook National Park: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/springbrook/pdf/springbrook-guide.pdf
Majestic views over pristine rainforests and beyond to the Gold Coast City skyline!
Canyon Lookout
Majestic views over pristine rainforests and beyond to the Gold Coast City skyline!
Stargazing and astrology at its best looking up into the heavens from Springbrook Mountain. Andre is passionate, knowledgeable, and informative. Look out into the galaxy and through the telescope see the moon, Saturn, Jupiter, and shooting stars. Be sure to call and book ahead. Address: 2337 Springbrook Rd, Springbrook QLD 4213 Telephone: 0400 789 451 Andre
Springbrook Research Observatory
2337 Springbrook Rd
Stargazing and astrology at its best looking up into the heavens from Springbrook Mountain. Andre is passionate, knowledgeable, and informative. Look out into the galaxy and through the telescope see the moon, Saturn, Jupiter, and shooting stars. Be sure to call and book ahead. Address: 2337 Springbrook Rd, Springbrook QLD 4213 Telephone: 0400 789 451 Andre
What to do in Springbrook National Park
Rudders Lookout is directly in front of our Retreat. Take a look at the Guide to Springbrook National Park: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/springbrook/pdf/springbrook-guide.pdf
Immediately in front of the Retreat are two walking trails - The Twin Falls Circuit (4 kms) and Warrie Circuit (17 kms). The Twin Falls Circuit is one of the best natural walking trails within Springbrook National Park. See and walk behind two breathtaking waterfalls (Twin Falls and Blackfellow Falls) and perhaps go for a swim in the waterhole near Twin Falls. The Twin Falls Circuit is a must do!
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Twin Falls
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Immediately in front of the Retreat are two walking trails - The Twin Falls Circuit (4 kms) and Warrie Circuit (17 kms). The Twin Falls Circuit is one of the best natural walking trails within Springbrook National Park. See and walk behind two breathtaking waterfalls (Twin Falls and Blackfellow Falls) and perhaps go for a swim in the waterhole near Twin Falls. The Twin Falls Circuit is a must do!
Looking for somewhere to have a Picnic? You will also find newly constructed picnic tables and relaxation areas near Purling Brook Falls (go to the end of Forestry Road) and there are other areas too where you can relax and enjoy a picnic lunch - try Tallanbana Picnic Area (2731 Springbrook Road) and Goomoolahra Picnic Area (2922 Springbrook Road), which is just down the road from Greenwood Farm). By prior arrangement, Greenwood Farm can prepare grazing table platter, lunch hampers and picnic baskets.
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Purling Brook Falls, Springbrook National Park
35 Carricks Rd
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Looking for somewhere to have a Picnic? You will also find newly constructed picnic tables and relaxation areas near Purling Brook Falls (go to the end of Forestry Road) and there are other areas too where you can relax and enjoy a picnic lunch - try Tallanbana Picnic Area (2731 Springbrook Road) and Goomoolahra Picnic Area (2922 Springbrook Road), which is just down the road from Greenwood Farm). By prior arrangement, Greenwood Farm can prepare grazing table platter, lunch hampers and picnic baskets.
Look in wonder at Antarctic beech trees on the Best of All lookout track. These ancient giants, once widespread across the continent, are one of our remaining links with the prehistoric forests of Gondwana. Pass boulders and trees covered with lichen and moss to reach a spectacular view of Mount Warning and the ocean on the horizon.
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Best Of All Lookout
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Look in wonder at Antarctic beech trees on the Best of All lookout track. These ancient giants, once widespread across the continent, are one of our remaining links with the prehistoric forests of Gondwana. Pass boulders and trees covered with lichen and moss to reach a spectacular view of Mount Warning and the ocean on the horizon.
Wow! Just walk out the front of the Retreat and take a few steps up the road to your right and then on your left you will see a small track. At the end of this track you'll discover a small lookout called 'Rudders Lookout'. This lookout has expansive views over the Canyon and out over the Gold Coast Skyline. At this point, you are on the main trail called the 'Twin Falls Circuit'. We suggest you take the folding chairs over to Rudders Lookout for an afternoon aperitif. Enjoy!
Rudders Lookout
Wow! Just walk out the front of the Retreat and take a few steps up the road to your right and then on your left you will see a small track. At the end of this track you'll discover a small lookout called 'Rudders Lookout'. This lookout has expansive views over the Canyon and out over the Gold Coast Skyline. At this point, you are on the main trail called the 'Twin Falls Circuit'. We suggest you take the folding chairs over to Rudders Lookout for an afternoon aperitif. Enjoy!
The closest swimming hole to the Retreat is underneath the Twin Falls Waterfall. Just walk out the front of the Retreat, walk up the road to your right for a few meters and take the small track to the left which takes you directly to 'Rudders Lookout'. It's only about 20 meters away from the Retreat. This lookout has expansive views over the Canyon and out over the Gold Coast Skyline. At this point the main trail you are on is called the 'Twin Falls Circuit'. This circuit is about 4kms long. You can decide to either walk it in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. If you want to swim first then go anticlockwise along the Trail. The entire circuit takes an hour to walk depending on your pace but allow 2 to 3 hours if swimming and taking your time to enjoy your natural surroundings. The best place to enter the swimming hole once you arrive at Twin Falls is to: 1) Go to the lower pathway that looks up at the Waterfall, 2) In front of you will be a large rock that juts out into the swimming hole, 3) Enter from behind and to the left hand side of this rock. This approach doesn't have as many rocks or pebbles underfoot. Try floating on your back and skimming over near or under the waterfall, depending on how much water is flowing. This waterhole is shallow in places where you can stand so please be careful and do not dive into the water. You can also swim at Purling Brook Falls however my preference is Twin Falls since it's so convenient!!
Canyon Lookout
The closest swimming hole to the Retreat is underneath the Twin Falls Waterfall. Just walk out the front of the Retreat, walk up the road to your right for a few meters and take the small track to the left which takes you directly to 'Rudders Lookout'. It's only about 20 meters away from the Retreat. This lookout has expansive views over the Canyon and out over the Gold Coast Skyline. At this point the main trail you are on is called the 'Twin Falls Circuit'. This circuit is about 4kms long. You can decide to either walk it in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. If you want to swim first then go anticlockwise along the Trail. The entire circuit takes an hour to walk depending on your pace but allow 2 to 3 hours if swimming and taking your time to enjoy your natural surroundings. The best place to enter the swimming hole once you arrive at Twin Falls is to: 1) Go to the lower pathway that looks up at the Waterfall, 2) In front of you will be a large rock that juts out into the swimming hole, 3) Enter from behind and to the left hand side of this rock. This approach doesn't have as many rocks or pebbles underfoot. Try floating on your back and skimming over near or under the waterfall, depending on how much water is flowing. This waterhole is shallow in places where you can stand so please be careful and do not dive into the water. You can also swim at Purling Brook Falls however my preference is Twin Falls since it's so convenient!!
Great spot for a Picnic. It's on the Twin Falls Circuit at the top of Goomoolahra Falls, Waterfall :-) It is only a short walk from here to Greenwood Farm.
Goomoolahra Picnic Area
2922 Springbrook Rd
Great spot for a Picnic. It's on the Twin Falls Circuit at the top of Goomoolahra Falls, Waterfall :-) It is only a short walk from here to Greenwood Farm.
Another great spot for a Picnic. It is also along the Twin Falls Circuit.
Tallanbana Picnic Area
2731 Gold Coast-Springbrook Road
Another great spot for a Picnic. It is also along the Twin Falls Circuit.
Follow the easy 1 km (walk in a clockwise direction) and descend through ancient Gondwana rainforest to the Natural Bridge rock arch. Hoop pines emerging from the surrounding forest are living relics of the Jurassic Age, 180 million years ago. During the day spot paradise riflebirds, green catbirds, wompoo fruit-doves and also rare and threatened species like the cascade tree frog, tusked frog, sooty owl and koala. At night see the resident colony of protected glow-worms and microbats. On summer nights, also see luminous fungi and fireflies. Part of Cave Creek in the Natural Bridge section is a Restricted Access Area. Swimming in the creek, including within the cave, and access to the creek bank is prohibited.
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Natural Bridge
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Follow the easy 1 km (walk in a clockwise direction) and descend through ancient Gondwana rainforest to the Natural Bridge rock arch. Hoop pines emerging from the surrounding forest are living relics of the Jurassic Age, 180 million years ago. During the day spot paradise riflebirds, green catbirds, wompoo fruit-doves and also rare and threatened species like the cascade tree frog, tusked frog, sooty owl and koala. At night see the resident colony of protected glow-worms and microbats. On summer nights, also see luminous fungi and fireflies. Part of Cave Creek in the Natural Bridge section is a Restricted Access Area. Swimming in the creek, including within the cave, and access to the creek bank is prohibited.