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Purling Brook Falls Circuit
2 Hours  / 4 Kilometres

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Description

The Purling Brook Falls circuit leaves the Gwongorella picnic area in world heritage listed Springbrook National Park and passes through open eucalypt forest of New England ash (Eucalyptus campanulata), before descending via a series of steps into the gorge to view the falls from below. A steady climb through forest brings you back to the picnic area via a lookout above the falls. See fire-adapted species such as lepidozamias, hakeas and various wildflowers growing in the open forest, while ferns and moisture-loving rainforest plants grow where it is shady. Water flowing over Purling Brook Falls is high quality because its catchment is protected in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.

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Note: it is easier to walk the track in a clockwise direction. If including the Warringa Pool track, which leads downstream from the base of the falls, add another two kilometres and allow another 40 minutes to return. Admire buttress roots, epiphytes, and a grove of piccabeen palms.

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    The Purling Brook Falls circuit is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please visit the web site for the latest park information including opening hours and safety messages.
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Journey Details

Duration2 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance4 KilometresItinerary RouteCircuit
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


Other Information

Children:
Yes. Children are welcome. Keep to the track and supervise children closely, especially near cliff edges, steep slopes and watercourses. Avoid contact with the leaves of stinging nettles and stinging trees. Protect yourself and children from ticks, biting insects and leeches by wearing insect repellent and long sleeves and long trousers.


Visit our Travel Info page or the National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing website for more information. See Park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

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Purling Brook Falls Circuit

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The Purling Brook Falls circuit is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please visit the web site for the latest park information including opening hours and safety messages.



Route Details

Duration:
2 Hrs 
Distance:
4 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Walk
Route Type:
Circuit

Experiences
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Rainforest
    Rainforest


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 3


Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome. Keep to the track and supervise children closely, especially near cliff edges, steep slopes and watercourses. Avoid contact with the leaves of stinging nettles and stinging trees. Protect yourself from ticks, biting insects and leeches by wearing insect repellent and long sleeves and long trousers.



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