With its stunning rainforest scenery and tranquil paradise birds singing in the background, Natural Bridge truly is a relaxing getaway within a short drive from Brisbane. The walk also features glow worms which can be seen after dark!
What Is It:
Natural Bridge Circuit is a 1km nature walk located at Springbrook National Park. The circuit takes you through the beautiful lush green rainforest, across Cave Creek and into the stunning archway that gives Natural Bridge its name. There you will see a waterfall that flows into the creek below just meters from the viewing platform.
If you’re lucky enough, you may spot one of the amazing birds of paradise that grace the rainforest. At times their beautiful songs grace the area making the walk extremely relaxing. Other things to look out for on the walk include the hoop pines Araucaria cunninghamii tree – a living relic from the jurassic age.
The stunning rainforest and waterfall is not all that Natural bridge has to offer – it is also home to a colony of glow-worms that can be seen after sunset. We recommend bringing a torch along for the trip, but don’t forget to switch it off when you enter the cave.
Natural Bridge also has picnic tables which combined with the great atmosphere and delightful songs of the local wildlife, make it a great place to pack a home made picnic and stay for a while to relax.
How Long Does It Take?
We recommend allowing at least 1 hour to complete the 1km return circuit. However for the best experience we recommend allowing 2-3 hours and bringing along a picnic to have whilst you soak in the relaxing atmosphere.
How Do I Get There?
Natural Bridge is located at Springbrook National Park: Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Springbrook. For more information check out the map below:
What Should I Bring?
We recommend bringing a picnic lunch, plenty of drinking water and good ankle supporting footwear. If you’re going at night to see the glow worms we also recommend bringing a torch, just remember to switch it off when you enter the cave! Other things to bring include long sleeve protective clothing and your camera of course!
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