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Springbrook andTamborine Rainforest Tour Incl Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave

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Springbrook andTamborine Rainforest Tour Incl Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Discover the diverse wildlife of South East Queensland when you travel to the Springbrook plateau, Numinbah Valley and Mt Tamborine on a full-day tour from Brisbane. Your guide leads a leisurely walk in Springbrook National Park to see two stunning waterfalls, Natural Bridge and a glow worm cave. Have time to relax and enjoy the waterfalls and rainforest on this small-group tour with numbers limited to 21 participants, ensuring a more personalized experience.
  • Full-day tour of Springbrook National Park and Tamborine National Park from Brisbane
  • Drive through the picturesque Numinbah Valley and hike past rock pools and waterfalls in the rainforest
  • Stop at Natural Bridge and see the Glow Worm Caves
  • Includes round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour limited to 21 people for an intimate experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Visit two national parks, both part of the UNESCO-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
National Park fees
Bottled water
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
222 Margaret St , 222 Margaret St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Tours depart at 7:45am (Check In 7:35am) from the loading zone in front of 222 Margaret Street, Brisbane. This is outside the Skytower Apartments and between Albert and Edward Streets. Hotel pickups are not available.

7:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your day starts with morning pickup at Brisbane Transit Centre and a scenic drive through Numinbah Valley with views of Mt Tamborine. Approximately 62 miles (100 km) south of Brisbane, you reach Springbrook National Park, which lies within the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area.

Follow your guide on a hike that takes you into the rainforest and past waterfalls in this lush landscape. Hear about the region’s diverse wildlife, which includes more than 1,700 species of flowering plants and 500 vertebrate animals. Keep an eye out for pademelons (similar to wallabies), goannas, Australian water dragons and Australian brush-turkeys.

Near the arched rock of Natural Bridge, you can see Cave Creek waterfall as it plunges into a pool below as well as a cave with glow worms, which resemble tiny stars on the cave walls. Be on the lookout for Australian wildlife such as rosellas, king parrots, bowerbirds and kangaroos.

In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the Tamorine Mountain Glow Worm Caves at Cedar Creek, for your final rainforest walk of the day. See an audio-visual display on glow worms, whose brilliant blue-green lights are actually emitted by the tiny larvae of a fungus fly. Step inside the second cave filled with thousands of glowing worms!

Stroll along the Curtis Falls track, a moderately challenging 1-mile (1.6-km) trail that includes 101 steps. Descend beneath towering gum trees to the viewing platform over Curtis Creek, then continue down to a second platform overlooking a waterfall that cascades into a large rock pool.

After the drive back to Brisbane, you're dropped off at your original departure point.
Stop At:  
Tamborine Mountain
During your time at Tamborine, you will have free time at the popular Gallery Walk - Queensland's premier Arts and Craft district. There is an eclectic range of clothing, jewelry, and art galleries, fudge and sweet shops, wine tasting centres, boutique brewery and much more.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Natural Bridge
Whilst in the Springbrook National Park we travel through the Numinbah Valley with its valleys, escarpments and forests until we reach the Natural Bridge Section. Take an hours walk through the magnificent rainforest to Cave Creek where we will see the waterfall tumble into the Cave below.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
Of course glow worms only glow at night. So how do we see them on a daytime tour? We take you to the award winning Cedar Creek Glow Worm caves that have been specially constructed to turn daylight into nighttime with the thousands of glow worms enjoying ideal conditions. The best way to see them!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Curtis Falls
We visit the Joalah National Park and take a walk through the rainforest to Curtis Falls. Apart from viewing the picturesque falls and the Cedar Creek, this is a great spot for spotting some iconic bird life such as the Rainbow Lorikeet, kookaburra, King Parrot, and colourful Rosella. You may even see the shy pademelons (small rainforest wallabies).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cedar Creek
We visit the Winery at Cedar Creek for lunch. Enjoy a delicious lunch (included) overlooking duck lake and perhaps enjoy some of the winery's popular wines (wines at own cost).
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
From high above on Tamborine Mountain look down into the spectacular Canungra Valley. See the mountains that make up the remnants of a massive volcano on this site.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Small-group tour, maximum 21 participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable closed-toe shoes are recommended
  • Vegetarian, halal, gluten-free, and vegan meals can be provided but choice very limited.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Queensland Day Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Springbrook andTamborine Rainforest Tour Incl Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Springbrook andTamborine Rainforest Tour Incl Natural Bridge and Glow Worm Cave?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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104 Reviews

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Wonderful Qld Waterfalls and Rainforests
, Jun 2021
Highly recommended for any people who enjoy walking trails and beautiful scenery. The waterfalls are magic and the Rainforests are beautiful. Awesome guide..easy pick up location and your taken to the best spots and walked to and from each location.
Very enjoyable day and our guide was fantastic.
, May 2021
Enjoyed the glow worms and walking through the Forrest. Great explanation of the surrounding trees and other interesting facts.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Leoni Thank you for your wonderful review. Brian will be very pleased you called him "fantastic". We are glad you enjoyed the day with us. Regards Jo
Perfect Getaway
, Apr 2021
that was nice and very educational tour with brian. We did love it! not only that we enjoyed so much!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Jenny, Thank you very much for your Review. We appreciate you taking the time to rate your Tour. We will make sure Brian sees this. Regards Jo-Anne
Nature is hard to beat
, Apr 2021
The Natural Bridge is amazing. The walkway has been well designed to show the waterfall and bridge from all angles.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi, Thank you for your review and 5 star rating. We certainly agree with your comments. The Natural Bridge facilities are currently being upgraded and we look forward to this being completed later this year to further enhance the overall experience. regards Jo-Anne
Unique glow worm cave
, Mar 2020
It is amazing to see the tiny blue lights produced by the worms. The walk through the rainforest was very educational.
Day Trip to spring brook
Toni S
, Jan 2020
Brian was a great host, very knowledgeable and friendly. The hikes were not very hard, but there are steps. The sites were beautiful. We had 10 people on our tour and it was the perfect size. This was a great day trip!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us. We are so happy that you rated it 5 Stars and for the kind words. Yes there are steps but our walks are done at a slow pace and most people cope ok with it. glad you enjoyed it. Regards Jo-Anne
Cool cave
Khaled O
, Dec 2019
First time to see glowing worms and to listen to cat bird. Cool trip. Drive is okay and guid gave good background of scenery.
Springbrook National park
, Dec 2019
Lovely day, James our guide very helpful and informative. Just a pity that the drought meant the creeks and waterfalls were not very full.
Great day trip
, Dec 2019
Really enjoyed the trip to Springbrook National Park and Tambourine Mountain. Especially liked the glow worms very impressed as how they manage this conservation project.
A date with Nature!
, Dec 2019
Seeing the glow worms & waterfalls up close was a very memorable experience! It started to rain the moment we enter the rain forest, which was like icing on the cake! Overall the entire package is very ideal if you are looking for spending a day without too much exertion. Shane was our tour guide & he did a splendid job! P.S. Try to avoid sitting in the back seat of the minivan if possible ;)
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi, Thank you for your Review. You certainly were special - it rained. I amd sure you will be aware that we have been in a drought for a while and any rain is a blessing. Also the forest looks it best in the rain - true! We are aware that any back seat can be a little cramped which is why we always keep a spare seat on that tour so we only have 3 across the back not 4. You should have said something I am sure Shane would have rotated seats. Thank you once again. regards Jo

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