Hiking to Twin Falls Waterfall is one of my favourite day trips near the Gold Coast. South East Queensland has no shortage of epic outdoor adventures. 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.
To begin hiking to Twin Falls Waterfall, 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 subtropical rainforest. The hike is fairly easy, with well-marked signs along the trail.
Hiking to the Falls
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 downpour means that the landscape transforms to create dozens of waterfalls. The twin Falls are also much stronger and impressive when it has been raining.
After approximately 15 minutes you will reach the main waterfall. It is roughly 30 M tall and has a deep fresh water 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.
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The Best of All Lookout
On the way back from the circuit, it’s hard to miss the signs for the ridiculously named “Best of All Lookout”. Being intrigued 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.