Our kids love this place! One of Gold Coast’s hidden treasures. Purling Brook Falls or Purlingbrook Waterfall is a great little spot to explore with the family. Located in the Springbrook National Park, and included in the Australian World Heritage.
Between the large grass area at the spot we park the car at, and the rocks pools there’s not much else the kids need. The park has toilets and BBQ’s. Although I love taking a picnic and spreading out on the lush green grass. Chloee cartwheels around and Leo’s kicks the football, while Courtney has to sit and relax (no phone reception = no work). Usually pretty quiet, at least when we’ve been there, majority of people enter through the main entrance to the National Park.
The best part is that’s its only 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise.
The walk down to the waterfall was very exciting for our 3-year-old. It took slightly longer then expected as Leo asked one hundred questions and frequent stops to explore each hollow log, bush and spiderweb.
A journey that was worth the while. If you didn’t know any different you could swear you were anywhere else in the world. Reminded us of Hawaii.
Unfortunately, the adrenalin of the walk down and the waterfall was a little too much for our little Leo. He’s poor little legs according to him couldn’t walk any more. Lollies could only bribe him for so long, so my quads and back had to do the rest of the work.
On the way down back home we (well..the member that could keep their eyes open) treated ourselves to some well deserved FUDGE and coffee from Springbrook’s Fudge shop. My favourite is the traditional caramel. The property has a couple of outdoor benches and a tyre swing. Once again a hit with the kids. Happy kids, happy parents!