Springbrook is about an hours drive South-West of Surfers Paradise (approximately 2 hours from Brisbane — see map after break for directions) and is lined with luscious green fields and mountains and is renowned for its waterfalls and natural beauty.
From the moment you leave the M1 and pass through the outer suburbs of Advancetown you are presented with a completely different, more relaxed and peaceful, surrounding. Billboard and tall buildings replaced with tall trees and mountains. Houses after house replaced with long fields of green grass, with the occasional house erected amongst the fields.
During my visit it had been a fairly overcast and dismal day (as South East Queensland seems to be often lately), however I was fortunate enough to have had a break in the weather. With the clouds sparingly parting I pushed on with great reward as the sunlight shines through gaps in the cloud, selectively lighting the surround hills, providing spectacular views on a peaceful drive. Unfortunately I did not take the chance to capture this moment on digital film so I’m hoping that will not be the last time such events occur!
Not only is Springbrook good for visiting, it’s also great for passing through. With long windy roads pathing the way, it’s sure to be a joyful drive for any keen travelers or riders. A point of caution: Some of the roads are hilly with sharp corners and as a result are known blackspots.
With plenty to discover in Springbrook and surrounding areas of Binna Burra, Lamington National Park and Natural Bridge this must do will take many full day visits to truly take in all it has to offer. I for one will certainly be revisiting the area on a number of future occasions.