Purling Brook Falls and Warringa Pool - Summer Cool
Springbrook National Park Queensland - Sun 4th August 2024

Max Participants:
Springbrook National Park Queensland
Sun 4th August 2024
Start Time:
End Time:
12:00pm approx
4 hours appr
Hike Rating:
Grade 3
6.00km approx.
Non-Member Cost:
$55.00 per person
Member Cost:
$44.00 per person
gondwana hike rainforest swimming waterfalls

Join Caron and Kat on one of the favourite walks in Springbrook National Park, with its spectacular waterfalls and beautiful World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest, walking in this area is a privilege.

The trail passes by the top lookout for your first view of the drama of these 109-metre horsetail falls before entering through a forest of mountain ash and eucalyptus to the valley below. As you descend down the 265 steps to the base of the waterfall, you'll come to a more typical rainforest vegetation of palms, cycads and vine forest.

There are several vantage points to see the full length of the Purling Brook Falls from here, and it is worth waiting for the sun to come across the falls, forming rainbows in the spray mist that drifts across the green tropical plants clinging to the steep cliffs. The pool and vegetation surrounding it is home to some protected wildlife including native frogs and the spiny blue crayfish so swimming here is prohibited.

From here we will detour on the Warringa Pool track, this is one of the best swimming holes in the Springbrook National Park and swimming is permitted if you are game. We will enjoy a cuppa and some home baked treats here before heading back.


Views from the lookout
Girls looking up from near waterfall
Beautiful forest areas


Please note map locations and route are approximate only


● Scenic viewpoints

● Wildlife

● Waterfalls

● Natural swimming pools

● World Heritage Gondwana rainforest


Adventurous Women® Walk Hosts, Kat & Caron

Morning tea & a homemade treat

Morning tea & a homemade treat

National Park Fees


Transport to/from the walk

What To Bring/Wear

- Sense of Adventure

- Hat & Sunscreen

- Water - min. of 2 litres

- Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots

- Poles (if you normally use them)

- Snacks

- Camera

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 7 days + prior to departure - Full Refund
  • 6 days or less - No Refund
No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.

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