Neranwood and Pinnacle Break

4 h 30 min to 7 h

12 km
return

↑ 788 m
↓ -788 m

Hard track
Starting from Gold Coast Springbrook Road(State Route 99), Neranwood, this walk takes you all the way over to Nerang River and back via the Neranwood and Pinnacle tracks, visiting Pages Pinnacle with an optional side trip along the way. Expect a challenging hike that is gonna reward you with satisfactory views at the said pinnacle. Test your legs and lungs as you make your way through the diverse woodland of Springbrook National Park. You may come across lizards and gorgeous snakes sunning themselves, so watch your footing at all times. Keep in mind that the path may be overgrown at the top, so cover yourself well to avoid scratches. Also take extra care around the ridge. You can make this into a one-way hike if you arrange transport on the other end. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Gold Coast Springbrook Road & Neranwood Break (-28.1243088,153.2924308)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Motorway, M1
  • Turn on to The Link Way then drive for 215 m
  • Turn left onto The Link Way, 99 and drive for another 380 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Gold Coast Springbrook Road, 99 and drive for another 640 m
  • Continue onto Franklin Drive, 99 and drive for another 9.9 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Gold Coast Springbrook Road/State Route 99 (360 metres southwest of Polly’s Country Kitchen), head towards the signposted metal gate along the dirt path, moving directly away from the road. Head over the stile next to the gate and follow the track(Neranwood Break) gently uphill as you pass by 2 other signposts on both sides of the track. Stay on the designated track as it leads you deeper into the woodland to continue along Neranwood and Pinnacle Break Track. Look out for the tree with “TOP” written on it in black near a pile of rocks as it marks the turn-off to the peak.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Gold Coast Springbrook Road & Neranwood Break Start heading along Neranwood Break (a vehicle track).
There is a toilet (about 40 m back from the start).
Find the gate at the start.
After another 1.6 km (at the intersection of Pinnacle Break & Wunburra Spur Break) turn right, to head along Pinnacle Break.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the Pages Pinnacle, where you can gaze over Binna Burra and Advancetown Lake. Look out for the tree with “TOP” written on it in black near a pile of rocks as it marks the turn-off to the peak. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 2 km (at the intersection of Pages Pinnacle footpad & Pinnacle Break) continue straight, to head along Pinnacle Break.
After another 175 m (at the intersection of shortcut & Pinnacle Break) continue straight, to head along Pinnacle Break.
After another 680 m turn left.
After another 750 m veer right.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 540 m turn left.
Continue another 240 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 6 km to get back to the start.

This side trip takes you to the Pages Pinnacle, where you can gaze over Binna Burra and Advancetown Lake. Look out for the tree with “TOP” written on it in black near a pile of rocks as it marks the turn-off to the peak.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Pinnacle Break & Pages Pinnacle footpad Start heading along Pages Pinnacle footpad (a walking track).
After another 165 m (at the intersection of Pages Pinnacle footpad & shortcut) continue straight, to head along Pages Pinnacle footpad.
After another 560 m come to "Pages Pinnacle".
Continue another 0 m to find Pages Pinnacle at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 720 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Neranwood and Pinnacle Break


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 12 km
Time 4 h 30 min to 7 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -39 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-39 m[toilet]
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