We’re really spoiled living in Brisbane with the abundance of gorgeous national parks within a short drive. One such park we have known about for a while but hadn’t made it to was Springbrook. Last Saturday morning at breakfast we were deciding what to do with our day and decided it was finally time to cross it off our list.
We packed up lunch (and some snacks for a certain pregnant person that gets hangry easily) and hit the road.
It was just over an hour and a half before we got to the Natural Bridge section of the park. Parking was super easy and it was a short walk down to the natural bridge.
From there we went inside of the “bridge” which is really more of a cave to get another perspective.
There are several different walks you can do around the different viewpoints of the bridge. The next place we went was up to the top where the water was flowing down.
After the natural bridge we drove around looking for a good place to stop for our picnic lunch. I couldn’t help snap a pic of this adorable red house. What a place to call home!
As we were driving around we saw sign after sign for cabins and cottages to rent. One of my co-workers told me she spent her honeymoon in one almost twenty years ago. It really was such a peaceful place, it would be perfect for a weekend away.
We stopped at a park to post up for lunch (ignore the public toilets in the background) and enjoy the crisp weather. It’s amazing how even just an hour away from Brisbane can feel like a completely different season. I love the hinterland for that reason, you can always count on it to be several degrees (celcius) cooler.
Next stop was Perlingbrook Falls. We started out walking around the top of the not so flowing falls. I can’t get over all of the massive fallen trees we come across on these hikes, we probably have 100 pictures of them. It wasn’t long before Travis convinced me to do the hike to the bottom.
It was pretty chilly outside but people were still swimming in the water under the falls.
After the falls we headed back to Brisbane worn out but excited to have found a new place to explore further. We’ve already found a couple more places within the park we want to visit. Who knows if we will get around to doing it in the next few months, so Baby A might just be coming along for the ride!
Linking up with the ladies of Wanderful Wednesday!