Spectacular waterfalls, lush rainforest, ancient trees, impressive views, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty make this World Heritage-listed park an oustanding place to visit.
Camping in Springbrook National Park
There is one campground, The Settlement, with tent camping beside your car in well-defined sites. Space for camper trailers and campervans is available. As this is a newly established campground, please be aware that the vegetation does not yet provide shade or screening from the road.
Campground features: The Settlement is a new campground. At present it is very open, with no shade or screening from the road. Native shrubs and trees have been planted and these will soon provide screening and shade.
Location: On Carricks Road, linked by a short walking track to the top of Purling Brook Falls. This walking track links up to the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
Access: The campground can be reached by conventional vehicle.
Number of sites: 11 well-defined, numbered sites.
Campsites are suitable for: tents, camper trailers and campervans. Each campsite has a well grassed area approximately 10 m in diameter and an individual parking bay. Numbered sites 1–4 have longer parking bays (approx. 8 m x 4.2 m) that could accommodate a camper trailer however the grassed area is partially separated from the parking bay by bollards—see campsite photo. Sites 5–11 are for tent based camping only. See The Settlement campground map (link provided above).
Campsite surface: Grassed area with gravel parking bays.
Facilities: Toilets, drinking water and a cooking shelter with free electric barbecues. Please note that showers are not provided. Across Carricks Road is a large open recreation area, information shelter, picnic facilities and additional toilets.