Purling Brook Falls

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Purling Brook Falls
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Purling Brook Falls, Springbrook
Purling Brook Falls is located in Queensland
Purling Brook Falls
LocationSouth East Queensland, Australia
Coordinates28°11′00″S 153°16′00″E / 28.18333°S 153.26667°E / -28.18333; 153.26667Coordinates: 28°11′00″S 153°16′00″E / 28.18333°S 153.26667°E / -28.18333; 153.26667[1][2]
Total height100–106 metres (328–348 ft)[3]
Number of drops1
WatercoursePurling Brook

The Purling Brook Falls or sometimes incorrectly Purlingbrook Falls, a horsetail waterfall on the Purling Brook, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Gondwana Rainforests in the South East region of Queensland, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The Purling Brook Falls are situated within the central section of Springbrook National Park as part of the Shield Volcano Group, at Springbrook which is part of the Gold Coast hinterland, south-west of Surfers Paradise.

After heavy rains the falling waters creates a spectacle that attracts large numbers of tourists. At these times the danger from falling rocks during landslides can be hazardous so barricades are erected to prevent walking along tracks that pass the base of the falls.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Purling Brook Falls (QLD)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ "Purling Brook Falls (entry 27683)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Purling Brook Falls". World of Waterfalls. Johnny T. Cheng. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Walkers flirt with danger to visit falls". goldcoast.com.au. Gold Coast Publications. 7 June 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2009.

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