TWIN FALLS SPRINGBROOK – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

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Twin Falls Springbrook is one of my favorite waterfalls on the Gold Coast which can be explored via an easy walking trail known as Twin Falls Circuit. 

Located at the top of Springbrook Mountain, Twin Falls Gold Coast is an awe-inspiring natural attraction that is not to be missed when visiting Springbrook National Park.

In this guide, I have included useful information on how to get to Twin Falls Springbrook, the best time to visit and what to expect on the Twin Falls Circuit trail (Warrie Circuit). 

Also, at the bottom of this post, you will find my recommendations on where to stay on the Gold Coast, a list of fun-fuelled Gold Coast tours and links to more of my Gold Coast travel guides that you might like to check out!

 

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HOW TO GET TO TWIN FALLS SPRINGBROOK

Twin Falls Springbrook is located in the hinterland region of the Gold Coast known as Springbrook Mountain, and the waterfall itself lies within Springbrook National Park.

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From the main tourist hub on the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, it is approximately a one hour drive to reach Twin Falls Springbrook. From the Gold Coast Airport, the journey time is also a one hour drive.

There is no public transport to access Springbrook National Park so you will need to have your own vehicle to make the drive up to Twin Falls Springbrook. 

The road out to Springbrook is unbelievably scenic with a few lookout points along the way that are clearly signposted and worthy of stopping at to take a quick photo. 

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BEST TIME TO VISIT TWIN FALLS GOLD COAST

Twin Falls Springbrook is quite a popular tourist attraction and it can get quite busy on the weekends. If you can time your visit for a weekday, you will get to enjoy it with fewer people.

The best time to visit Twin Falls Springbrook and Twin Falls Circuit is between 8 am and 12 pm for the best lighting.

If you’re not a morning person, you can still visit Twin Falls Springbrook at any time during the day, just make sure to allow yourself enough time if you wish to complete the Twin Falls Circuit trail which takes up to 2 hours.  

If you are planning to spend an entire day exploring Springbrook National Park, I recommend pre-packing a lunch and drinking water before heading up the mountain. There are a number of cafes and fudge stores in Springbrook, though they can be quite expensive if you’re on a tight budget.

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ARRIVING AT SPRINGBROOK TWIN FALLS

There are two different jump-off points to access the Twin Falls Circuit trail (Warrie Circuit), one is located at the Tallanbana Picnic Area and the other is located at the Canyon Lookout. 

Both jump-off points have free car parking spaces available and the trailheads are clearly signposted. 

There are also toilet amenities and picnic areas next to the parking lot at Tallanbana which you can make use of before and after your Twin Falls Springbrook adventure.

 

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TWIN FALLS CIRCUIT TRAIL (WARRIE CIRCUIT)

The Twin Falls Circuit trail, also referred to as Warrie Circuit, is clearly signposted with a number of viewpoints along the way that offer spectacular views of the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Twin Falls Circuit is a 4km moderate hike that takes around 2 hours to complete.

It doesn’t matter where you begin the Twin Falls Circuit, whether you head down the trail to the left from Canyon Lookout (clockwise) or you decide to head down the trail to the right from Tallanbana Picnic Area (anti-clockwise). Both trails will take you right down to the base of the falls.

If you don’t want to do the entire 4km Twin Falls Circuit, it’s best to park your car at Tallanbana Picnic Area and follow the trail down to the right (anti-clockwise) which is a more direct route to reach the falls. This way takes around 15 minutes to walk down and around 20 minutes to walk back up again. 

Warrie Circuit is a combination of concrete steps and dirt trails that will lead you through the lush Gondwana Rainforest that makes up Springbrook National Park.

There are some fun obstacles on the way down to Springbrook Twin Falls that you will encounter such as hanging tree vines, flowing streams, natural caves and small bridge crossings that add to the exciting adventure!

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BLACKFELLOW FALLS

If you begin the Twin Falls Circuit from Canyon Lookout (clockwise), at the halfway point to the main falls you’ll come across another epic waterfall called Blackfellow Falls. 

I have visited Springbrook Twin Falls on a number of occasions but for some reason, I never did the full Twin Falls Circuit. Though this time around, I’m glad I did because I was able to discover Blackfellow Falls which is equally as impressive, in my opinion.

The coolest feature of Blackfellow Falls is being able to walk behind the silvery, curtain-like falls via a naturally carved out cave!

I ended up spending around 30 minutes at Blackfellow Falls taking photos and marveling at the vibrant surroundings before continuing along the trail to Springbrook Twin Falls.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT SPRINGBROOK TWIN FALLS

Continue along the trail from Blackfellow Falls for another 15 minutes which will lead you right into the natural amphitheater at the base of Twin Falls Springbrook.

If you began the hike from the other direction (Tallanbana Picnic Area), you’ll cross the wooden bridge at the very top of the falls and it’s a 15-minute walk down the trail to reach the base of Springbrook Twin Falls. 

When you first lay eyes on Twin Falls Springbrook it’s easy to see how its name came about. The waterfall is broken up into two streams, one has quite a heavy flow of water whereas the other one is a bit of a trickle. 

 

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First things first, is jumping into the freshwater pool to cool off after the hike and you can even swim right up beneath the falls and dip your head under for a free massage. 

The discharge of water from Springbrook Twin Falls is not too powerful and it’s safe to stand directly beneath the flow of water. Not a bad spot for a fresh cold water shower if you ask me!

The swimming area beneath the falls is quite shallow on the edges so I wouldn’t recommend doing any rock jumping into the basin.

There is also a concrete pathway that lines the circumference of the natural pool and it leads directly behind the falls. From here you can get another cool perspective looking down the valley at Twin Falls Springbrook.

The concrete path behind the falls is part of the circuit trail that will lead you back to the starting point in the parking lot. 

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WHERE TO STAY ON THE GOLD COAST

The Gold Coast is a popular tourist hub so there is no shortage of accommodation options and most people want to be by the beach as often as possible. It’s first in, best-dressed, especially in the peak holiday season which is the summer months between December and February.

I have narrowed it down to a few of my favorite places to stay on the Gold Coast to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Luxury Beachfront Sky Home

Centrally located in Burleigh Heads and a stone’s throw from the beach. This 5-star accommodation features an outdoor swimming pool, garden, fitness centre and free wifi. The apartments are spacious and include a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining room, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, hot tub, flat-screen tv and ocean views. Perfect for families and couples.

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Mid Range: Outrigger Burleigh

The best and most affordable hotel in Burleigh Heads. The Outrigger is a two-minute walk from Burleigh Beach featuring an outdoor pool, hot tub and ocean views! The rooms are spacious, air-conditioned, equipped kitchenette, living room, private bathroom and balcony. Close to supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, bars and public transport. Perfect for couples and families.

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Budget: Komune Resort & Backpackers

Komune Resort is located south of Burleigh Heads in Coolangatta and it’s one of the cheapest and best backpackers on the Gold Coast! Located a stone’s throw from the beach, Komune Resort features a beach club, outdoor pool, table tennis, hammocks, pool bar and nightclub. There are dorm rooms and private apartments available, perfect for friends and solo travellers.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT GOLD COAST

The Gold Coast is one of the only places on the East Coast of Australia that sees glorious sunshine almost all year round.

If you want the best of the best conditions weatherwise, I recommend visiting between May and October (Autumn – Spring) which is most ideal for beach bumming, nature walks and water sports. 

Summer on the Gold Coast is between December and February which sees hot temperatures and a lot of rainfall.

 

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WHAT TO PACK FOR AUSTRALIA

 

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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FINAL THOUGHTS OF SPRINGBROOK TWIN FALLS

I hope you have enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Springbrook Twin Falls, please leave a comment below and I will reply as soon as I can!

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