The Pinnacle - Springbrook

3 h 45 min to 5 h 30 min

9.4 km
return

↑ 695 m
↓ -695 m

Hard track
Starting from the Tallanbana Picnic Area Car Park, Springbrook, this walk takes you to The Pinnacle and back mostly via the Warrie Circuit. Rising 630 metres above ground, the summit of The Pinnacle will reward you with exceptional panoramic views over the land. Along the way, you’ll pass by 4 gorgeous waterfalls including Kadjamoora and Rainbow Falls. The diverse wildlife in the dense rainforest can be quite surprising, with a chance of seeing a colossal Carpet Python along the track. Just keep your distance and appreciate the creature from afar. After leaving the Warrie Circuit, the track can become quite overgrown in parts. Cover yourself well to avoid leeches and cuts. You may need to do some bush-bashing and scrambling near the peak. Pack well, wear sturdy and grippy shoes and come early to enjoy the walk better. Schedule the walk after some decent rainfall to see the waterfalls at their best. 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 (-28.2247389,153.2711012)
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 27.1 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Tallanbana Picnic Area Car Park off Springbrook Road, head along the concrete footpath near the green “Springbrook National Park” sign into the woodland. Pass by the sheltered picnic tables to your right, then veer left shortly after to pass by another picnic table which is not sheltered. Follow the track as it meanders into the woodland. After about 305 metres from the start, keep right at the intersection as you pass by the orange directional signpost to your left. Stay on the track towards the railed crossing to continue along The Pinnacle - Springbrook Track. Follow the pink/orange ribbons towards the peak for guidance.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the picnic table at the start.
After another 30 m pass the shelter (on your right).
Continue straight.
Then pass the toilet (10 m on your right).
After another 170 m cross the ford.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip taking you to a viewpoint along Twin Falls Circuit. To start this optional side trip turn sharp left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 95 m continue straight, to head along Twin Falls Circuit.
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
Then pass the "Twin Falls" (6 m on your left).
After another 325 m continue straight, to head along Twin Falls Circuit.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Warrie Circuit & Twin Falls Circuit) continue straight, to head along Warrie Circuit.
After another 20 m head through/around the gate.
After another 110 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 30 m pass the "Rainbow Falls" (on your left).
After another 1 km pass the "Goomoolahra Falls" (80 m on your right).
Then pass the "Kadjagooma Falls" (65 m on your left).
After another 20 m cross the ford.
After another 570 m cross the stepping stones.
After another 135 m cross the ford.
After another 70 m pass the "Ngarri-dhum Falls" (85 m on your left).
After another 400 m cross the ford.
After another 330 m continue straight.
After another 1.3 km come to "The Pinnacle".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.7 km to get back to the start.

An optional side trip taking you to a viewpoint along Twin Falls Circuit.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Twin Falls Circuit.
After another 65 m come to a viewpoint.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 65 m to the main route.
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The Pinnacle - Springbrook


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 9.4 km
Time 3 h 45 min to 5 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 50 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 40 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
40 m[toilet]
Shelter
50 m[shelter]
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