Purling Brook Falls

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Purling Brook Falls is a 3.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located in the state of Queensland, Australia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 3.9 km Elevation Gain: 199 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

hiking
23 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole doing the loop start on the left. Views to falls over the hanging bridge in magnificent, highly recommend it.

hiking
1 month ago

Great walk and the view from the bottom is fantastic.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike down the the falls. I would do it clockwise as the trail suggests. Did the whole thing in an hour and 15 mins with both lookouts and sitting at the bottom of the falls for about 15 mins. Easy return up the other side, not steep.

hiking
1 month ago

Stunning

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

This was a great hike with some amazing views. It was rainy the day we made this hike and the trail was a little muddy. We only made a portion of the trail due to the weather, but what we saw was absolutely beautiful. The portion of the hike we made was totally worth it and if we make it to this area again we will certainly hike the entire loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Stunning hike! Would recommend going early before the crowd comes (either for the trail/bbq areas). Waterfall and creek views were amazing. Slight steep walk from bottom of Purlingbrook Falls back to carpark, bring a water bottle.

hiking
2 months ago

The big gun of Gold Coast waterfalls. Went clockwise as suggested and gradually strolled down to the base. Very beautiful area , easily followed track back up the other side. Steep but all done in 2 hrs

hiking
2 months ago

nice walk with beautiful swimming hole and waterfall to finish. i would have given it 5 stars but parking was difficult

3 months ago

Nice and easy walk. Beautiful waterfall and nice 2km add on to sit in a less busy spot to stop and eat.

3 months ago

easy walk, beautiful fall

hiking
3 months ago

An easy walk if moderately fit. Take the 2k extension to the rock pools. To finish the circuit walk past the falls and over the bridge then you can go up the other side and return to the starting point. Walking clockwise means the steps are on the descent and not the ascent on the way home.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing waterfall, well worth the trek

recorded Purling Brook Falls

hiking
3 months ago

Great morning hike!

hiking
4 months ago

The only thing I’d recommend on this great little hike is bug spray if you don’t wear long pants.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful walk after recent rain. Majestic waterfall and the extra 2 Km leg definitely worth it. Lovely area to sit and enjoy. Less people on this section. It is busy on weekends but so enjoyable.

4 months ago

beautiful walk, lovely rainforest and a good spot to sit for a break by the bottom of the falls.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy walk with beautiful views! Suitable for all ages and very popular, especially on weekends. If you don’t mind sharing the track with a lot of people the walk is definitely worth doing. Go on a rainy day and it’s less crowded and the waterfall really comes to life!

hiking
5 months ago

Went with our two kids 5 and 9 and it was great. Easy track yet fun for kids to feel like it’s a real exploration. Awesome picnic areas at the start of the walk’s car park so you don’t need to carry your lunch around.

hiking
6 months ago

Lookouts for the trail start at the top of the waterfall and look down. The hike to the bottom isn’t easy but it’s not hard, it’s just good exercise, and totally worth it in the end. Nothing compares to sitting at the base of that waterfall on the log bench which is a tree perfectly fallen in the right spot and warn down by lots of admirers. Beautiful spot, we even saw a python.

7 months ago

All those stairs down were daunting on the way up but an awesome workout. Also too busy for our liking

8 months ago

very good, quite short. walk clockwise.

walking
9 months ago

Love this walk

9 months ago

Beautiful falls.

10 months ago

Very easy and enjoyable, one of the most peaceful places I’ve been too!

hiking
11 months ago

If you're game, have a hike while it's really raining and you will hear the waterfalls roar.

lovely easy trek. went early so no one else was on the trek. would imagine it to get busy

Friday, August 10, 2018

Easy track - can’t wait till whole section is open again! Is worth going to Warringa Pool especially in summer

walking
Monday, August 06, 2018

Very touristy, not for us. Admittedly we were there on a weekend, Saturday. Still. Lots of people walking off the path and breaking every rule for a Kodak moment. Yuk. The falls itself was nice. As usual falls are better after a bit of rain. You enter from the top but you can also choose to walk to the bottom of the falls.

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