Natural Bridge, Queensland

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Natural Bridge
Gold CoastQueensland
Springbrook Cave.jpg
Natural Bridge cave and waterfall, 2012
Natural Bridge is located in Queensland
Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge
Coordinates28°13′14″S 153°13′43″E / 28.2205°S 153.2286°E / -28.2205; 153.2286Coordinates: 28°13′14″S 153°13′43″E / 28.2205°S 153.2286°E / -28.2205; 153.2286
Population108 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2.565/km2 (6.64/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4211
Area42.1 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Mudgeeraba
Federal Division(s)McPherson
Suburbs around Natural Bridge:
Beechmont Numinbah Valley Springbrook
Binna Burra Natural Bridge Springbrook
Limpinwood (NSW) Numinbah (NSW) Numinbah (NSW)

Natural Bridge is a rural locality in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Natural Bridge had a population of 108 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Natural Bridge is in the far south-west of the City of Gold Coast in South East Queensland. Its name is taken from a natural rock arch in Springbrook National Park. A waterfall along Cave Creek, a tributary of the Nerang River flows through the arch. Natural Bridge is located at the southern extent of the Nerang River valley on the southern border with New South Wales, between the Springbrook plateau and Binna Burra in the Scenic Rim Region.

The western half of Natural Bridge is protected within Lamington National Park. The rugged landscape here is dotted with waterfalls, lookouts and peaks rising above 1,100 metres. The valley is traversed along its length via the Nerang Murwillumbah Road which continues south.

Springbrook National Park[edit]

The Natural Bridge section of Springbrook National Park contains one of the largest glowworm colonies in Australia.[3] In 2007, 280,000 people visited Natural Bridge.[4]

Amenities[edit]

The Police Citizens Youth Club operates the Bornhoffen camp as a community-based group accommodation centre.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Natural Bridge (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Natural Bridge - locality in City of Gold Coast (entry 47850)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  3. ^ Allan Tisdell, Clement; Clevo Wilson (2012). Nature-based Tourism and Conservation: New Economic Insights and Case Studies. Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 477. ISBN 1-78100-516-8. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. ^ Lemelin, Raynald Harvey (2012). The Management of Insects in Recreation and Tourism. Cambridge University Press. p. 221. ISBN 1-139-78929-5. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Bornhoffen PCYC". Retrieved 19 January 2016.

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