Warrie Waterfall Circuit

5 h to 7 h

12 km
circuit

↑ 950 m
↓ -954 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Tallanbana Picnic Area Car Park, Springbrook, this circuit walk visits more than 8 waterfalls and various lookouts via the Warren Circuit and Twin Falls Circuit tracks. As you’re hiking through the rainforest, expect to be dazzled by the amazing views of waterfalls again and again. You’ll even be able to go through some of them, so bring a raincoat if you don’t want to get wet. You can also wear a swimsuit inside as there are lots of spots to swim in. Don’t worry, you can always tell people it’s a designer look. The woodland is filled with wildlife, such as wallabies, marsupials and various bird species for you to observe. Remember that you can stop and have a nice picnic at ‘Meeting of the Waters’, where two creeks meet and create a beautiful scenery. If you’re doing a night hike, turn off your headlight to enjoy the magical view of the glowworms. But try not to direct the light to them as it’s disorienting and harmful. Keep your distance from the snakes and lizards that come out(generally in summer) to get some sun. 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 Warrie Waterfall Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 45 m pass the picnic table (5 m on your left).
After another 10 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 25 m pass the shelter (on your right).
After another 160 m cross the ford.
After another 85 m continue straight, to head along Twin Falls Circuit.
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 8 m pass the "Twin Falls" (6 m on your left).
After another 315 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 40 m head through/around the gate.
After another 135 m pass the sign (on your right).
Then pass the "Rainbow Falls" (on your left).
After another 1.1 km pass the "Goomoolahra Falls" (80 m on your right).
Then pass the "Kadjagooma Falls" (65 m on your left).
After another 25 m cross the ford.
After another 570 m cross the stepping stones.
After another 155 m cross the ford.
After another 460 m cross the ford.
After another 300 m turn left, to head along Warrie Circuit.
After another 300 m cross the ford.
After another 180 m cross the ford.
After another 390 m cross the ford.
After another 35 m pass the "Ngarri-dhum Falls" (15 m on your left).
After another 660 m cross the ford.
After another 630 m cross the ford.
After another 520 m cross the ford.
After another 120 m cross the ford.
After another 100 m turn left, to head along Warrie Circuit.
After another 390 m pass the "Gooroolba Falls" (15 m on your right).
After another 250 m cross the ford.
Then pass the sign.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip will take you to a viewpoint near Poonyahra Falls. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.8 km turn sharp left, to head along Warrie Circuit.
After another 300 m turn sharp left, to head along Warrie Circuit.
Then pass the "Poondahra Falls" (25 m on your right).
After another 870 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Warrie Circuit & Twin Falls Circuit veer left, to head along Twin Falls Circuit.
After another 40 m pass the "Blackfellows Falls" (on your right).
After another 470 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 510 m come to the viewpoint (on your left).
After another 110 m come to the viewpoint (5 m on your left).
After another 165 m pass the cafe (45 m on your right).
After another 25 m pass a seat (45 m on your left).
The starting point of an alternate access track. An optional access point from/to Canyon Road. There is a car park and a cafe nearby. Details below.
Continue straight, to head along Twin Falls Circuit.
Then come to the "Canyon Lookout" (6 m on your left).
After another 285 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
Then come to the viewpoint (on your left).
After another 15 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 70 m pass the waterfall (30 m on your left).
After another 40 m cross the ford.
After another 45 m come to the viewpoint (on your left).
After another 8 m turn sharp right.
After another 270 m continue straight.
After another 10 m come to the end.

This little side trip will take you to a viewpoint near Poonyahra Falls.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 95 m come to the end.
About 35 m past the end is "Poonyahra Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 95 m to the main route.

An optional access point from/to Canyon Road. There is a car park and a cafe nearby.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 30 m come to the end.
About 25 m past the end is a cafe.
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Terrain
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Warrie Waterfall Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 12 km
Time 5 h to 7 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 60 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 55 m from the start.

Seat: There is one 11.2 km from the start.


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