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Twin Falls Waterfall Circuit Hike in Springbrook National Park

Twin Falls Waterfall Circuit Hike in Springbrook National Park

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

A detailed hiking guide to the Twin Falls waterfall circuit in Springbrook National Park near the Gold Coast, Queensland.

South East Queensland has no shortage of epic outdoor adventures. Hiking to Twin Falls Waterfall is one of my favourite day trips near the Gold Coast. I’ve visited this waterfall several times whilst living in Brisbane and in this guide, you’ll discover everything you need to know about the waterfall and hiking trail, including how to get there, what to expect, and some photos from my visits.

If you’re looking for a great day hike with several waterfalls, you won’t want to miss Twin Falls or Springbrook National Park.

How to Get to Twin Falls Circuit

Getting to Twin Falls Circuit from the Gold Coast or Brisbane requires a car or transport into the Springbrook National Park. It's a long scenic drive up over the hills and deep into the sub-tropical rainforest. Expect a driving time of around 90 minutes from Brisbane, or an hour from the Gold Coast.

To begin hiking the waterfall trail, make your way to Tallanbana Picnic Area. Here you can leave your car and begin hiking to Twin Falls Waterfall. The entire circuit is only 4 km, passing waterfalls, rivers, and into the subtropical rainforest.

The hike is fairly easy, with well-marked signs along the trail. Over the years, I've noticed that the trail has been widened for easier access and to accommodate more foot traffic as the waterfalls have become more popular.

Hiking to twin falls in springbrook national park, queensland

Hiking to the Falls on Warrie Circuit

If you can, I'd definitely recommend taking this hike on a rainy day or week. I've walked this hike on perfect days, but days with constant downpours mean that the landscape transforms to create dozens of waterfalls.

The Twin Falls are also much stronger and more impressive when it is raining or after downpours. Below is a photo of what the conditions can look like after heavy rain.

Arriving at the top of twin falls circuit
Hiking to twin falls waterfall in springbrook national park

What to Expect at Twin Falls Waterfall

After approximately 15 minutes you will reach the main waterfall. It is roughly 30 m tall and has a deep freshwater pool underneath it.

Although it can get pretty cold, it's definitely a good swimming spot in summer. You can also walk up and around the waterfall to check it out from behind.

Hiking to twin falls waterfall in springbrook national park
Twin falls, gold coast

Related: Curtis Falls Mt Tamborine & Lower Creek Circuit

Don't Miss: The Best of All Lookout Near the Twin Falls Car Park

On the way back from the circuit, it's hard to miss the signs for the ridiculously named "Best of All Lookout". Intriguing by the suggestive title, we took the detour on the way back to check it out. 

The car park is located near a radio tower on top of a large hill overlooking the National Park. After leaving the carpark, follow the signs to the lookout for a quick 15-minute walk through the trail.

Depending on the day and level of fog coverage, you might be rewarded with panoramic views of the ancient super volcano crater. You can even see all the way to the coast and some of Surfer's Paradise's iconic skyline. Unfortunately, visiting this lookout a total of three times, I've only lucked out once, the others having thick fog blocking the entire view. 

Springbrook waterfall aerial

The Best Time to Visit Twin Falls & Springbrook National Park

Spring and early autumn are usually the best times. You'll get mild weather and fewer crowds. But if you're into lush green surroundings, late spring, after the rainy season, is epic as well. Here's a quick, helpful breakdown of the best times to visit:

  • Best season: Spring (September to November) and early autumn (March to May) are ideal. You'll enjoy mild temperatures and fewer crowds.
  • Weather: These seasons of South East Queensland offer decently balanced weather, not too hot or cold. This makes the hike to the falls and swim enjoyable year-round.
  • Crowds: Weekdays and early mornings are less crowded at Twin Falls. In my experience, weekends can get very busy, especially during public holidays.
  • After Rain: If you're chasing the most impressive waterfall flow, aim for a visit shortly after a good rain. Just be prepared for a more slippery hike down to the falls.

FAQ About the Twin Falls Circuit

Is the hike difficult?

It's a moderate 4 km hike that takes about 2 hours.

What should I bring?

Water, snacks, sturdy shoes, a camera, and insect repellent are must-bring items in this National Park.

Can I swim at Twin Falls?

Yes, there's a swimming hole at the base. Just be cautious—the water can be cold and currents can be strong if it has been raining recently.

More Queensland Travel Guides & Blogs

I hope you've found this short guide to hiking to Twin Falls waterfall useful for your trip. Before you head off, don't miss some of my other guides to the region below.

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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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