A Winter Walk in the Woods - Apple Tree Park to Settlement Camp
Springbrook National Park Queensland - Sat 1st July 2023

Max Participants:
The Settlement Day Use Area, Springbrook
Springbrook National Park Queensland
Sat 1st July 2023
Start Time:
End Time:
12:30pm approx
4-5 hrs
Hike Rating:
Grade 3
8.00km approx.
Non-Member Cost:
$50.00 per person
Member Cost:
$40.00 per person

Join Caron and Kat as they guide you along the last section of the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk!  After devastating storms in September 2022, most of this trail was washed away and has been closed.  Re-opening at Easter 2023 after the dedication & hard work from the QPWS Rangers this trail has been brought back to her former glory.

From Apple Tree Park we wander along a fire management trail to where the track deviates and descends deep into the rainforest to Little Nerang Creek. After this slippery little creek crossing, a few stairs help us climb up the other side to the trail. We continue following the creek until we arrive at the Warringa Pool. A stunning vista awaits, as does our second creek
crossing. A little further up the track we are greeted by a magical sight - at over 100m high, Purling Brook Falls!


These falls are one of the prettiest and most spectacular waterfalls in the Springbrook NP, a perfect place to pause, reflect, take a photo or two, maybe enjoy a snack. Whatever you do, don’t rush this beautiful moment. From here we cross a suspension bridge to start the steady climb back to the top of the plateau to The Settlement day use area for morning tea.


Grade: 3 to 4 Moderate with lots of stairs, creek crossings

Length: 8 kms approx

There is a toilet at both the start and finish points.

Please note: This is a thru walk so carpooling is required from Settlement Day Use Area down to the trailhead at Apple Tree Park. Please email Yvonne (office@adventurouswomen.com.au) if you can assist, your help would be greatly appreciated. 



Please note map locations and route are approximate only


● Beautiful rainforest

● Spectacular waterfall


Adventurous Women Walk Hosts Caron and Kat

Morning tea and a cuppa

Photos of the day

National Park fees


Transport to and from the trailhead and end point.

What To Bring/Wear

- Hiking boots preferred

- Sun protection

- Personal First Aid kit for blisters, insect bites/repellant & electrolytes

- Minimum 2 litres of water

- Snack

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:

  • 14 days + prior to departure - Full Refund
  • 7 days - 13 days prior to departure - Full Refund minus $5 admin fee
  • 6 days or less prior to departure - No Refund

No refund is available after departure of a walk or tour has commenced.

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