Natural Bridge, Springbrook Mountain

Natural Bridge

Continuing our Australia series with one of the most beautiful views in the Gold Coast hinterland the Natural Bridge in Springbrook Mountain

We were so lucky to call the Gold Coast our home for close to 12 years. To have had such beautiful scenery right on our doorstep. With the luscious mountain ranges and dense rainforest Springbrook was always a go to, to find some hidden treasures and to get out and seek an adventure


The Natural Bridge is about 40 minutes from Surfers Paradise and is accessed from the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road.

What Is The Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge is a naturally formed rock arch over Cave Creek. It came from a waterfall which cut a cave beneath the waterfall and formed a pothole on top, until the two joined and the creek flowed through the cave, leaving an arch across the front.

The cave itself is home to a colony of glow worms and such nightly tours are operated in which to view them. The vast glow from the worms make this a must see tour.

Walking Track

To get to the cave there is a 1.4 km walking track which is mostly a very manageable walk and takes you along some great views on the way, and alends to a few great photo opportunities.

About 3/4 of the way round is the best shot of the Natural Bridge. Face on is a incredible view of gushing waterfall through the rocks, with the beaming sunlight to light up this incredible view. From here you can proceed through into the cave to see the gushing waterfall at its peak. We couldn’t see the glow worms as we went during the day but they say it is magical.

The final vantage point is at the opening at the top of the fall. Here you can see where this wonder has naturally formed and the sheer volume of water falling into the cave. Creating the perfect Insta worthy photo.

And Finally

TIP : Bring a picnic, there are no food or drink vendors here. However there are some lovely picnic areas and benches for you to sit down and soak up the peace and quiet.

You would probably only spend a couple of hours here, but don’t worry as Springbrook has so many other attractions and lookouts like Purling Brook Falls waterfall and track.


After all this excitement you be hungry and its well worth heading back to the coast for a recharge and to fill the stomach, so why not check out some of the best cafes the Gold Coast has to offer

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    1. Its beautiful there is a walking track you go round as well. Its all very besutiful. And plenty of other places to visit nearby

  1. VJ – Ontario, Canada – Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.
    V.J. Knutson says:

    Beautiful images. Followed on Instagram!

      1. VJ – Ontario, Canada – Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.
        V.J. Knutson says:


  2. leightontravels – Beijing, China. – Freelance travel blogger from London. Former music & film journalist, interviewer of the stars. Passionate about travel, film, music, football, Indian food.
    leightontravels says:

    Gorgeous place! That first image is something else.

    1. It is so beautiful and so much else to do around there. Would reccomend a visit to anyone

  3. dfounde – I’m a Dad of 3, Husband, Dog walker and all round fixer of broken things. I’m an avid DIY’er and enjoy writing. I’m always eager and willing to work with brands that align with my kind of style.
    Damion Founde says:

    This looks stunning.
    I had an opportunity many years ago to emigrate to Oz.. I chickened out of it and regret it ever since.
    Great post

    1. Its certainly a beautiful country and one i was glad to visit. If you get the chance you should go.

  4. It is absolutely amazing 👏 and so much better in person the photos don’t do it justice

    1. Thanks for your comments it is a beautiful spot

  5. Some really pretty pictures; I’ve not been up to Queensland for a while now but I have memories of rainforest and waterfalls. Thanks for sharing- although I would like to mention that the ads on this page are pretty overwhelming…

    1. Its a beautiful spot and blessed to be able to get there regularly.
      Sorry about the ads I probably need to look at that thanks for the feedback I appreciate it

  6. Lisa's Notebook – I'm Lisa, a Freelance Content Creator & Content Writer from Bath, helping brands and businesses connect with their ideal clients. I'm also a mum of one, cat concierge, gardener, gin, and tea lover, and Plantagenet enthusiast! Find me over on:
    Lisa's Notebook says:

    What absolutely stunning pictures! I can quite see why you say you were lucky to call the Gold Coast our home for close to 10 years 🙂

    1. Thank you yes we were extremely lucky and blessed

  7. This looks absolutely beautiful. I’m just dying to travel anywhere right now but obviously can’t because I’m in the UK and we’re stuck in lockdown!

    1. I know i just cant wait to get out and travel again we are in Ireland and locked down as well

  8. middleagefanclub – Man, husband, dad, teacher, coach, Geordie. Former street dancing champion of Tyne and Wear, guinea pig whisperer, developer of the best-selling fragrance, Pizzazz and alleged liar. Ex male model and a devilish raconteur. No challenge should be faced without a little charm and a lot of style.
    middleagefanclub says:

    Australia has always been on my list and I’m sure I’ll get there one day. Just have to cure my wife’s fear of spiders first!
    Great post – it all looks and sounds fantastic!

    1. Its something you have to do. I wouldn’t be a fan myself of those creepy crawlies myself either.
      Stay tuned over the next few days we have a few more Australia posts

  9. Natural Bridge is one of a kind and a must for any east coast visit

    1. They are beautiful was hard to see during the day but at night I’d say incredible

  10. This area looks absolutely breathtaking. I’d love to visit one day. Wonderful post.

  11. wattwherehow – Bernie and Jess Watt are travel bloggers from Australia, living in NYC. Award winning copywriter by day (Bernie) and legal professional (Jess), casual photographers and hobbyist Vloggers in the making, our blog blends travel experiences from around the world with tips for those coming to NYC to live or vacation.
    wattwherehow says:

    Natural bridge/natural arch was one of our favorite weekend drives, stopping there, then cruising the beautiful roads to the nearest tea and scone place. Love it.

    1. So beautiful there and lots of little spots to drive to. We loved up the top of Springbrook Mountain as well

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