Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland. Location: Pile Valley, Queensland, Australia

Subtropical Rainforest, South East Queensland – Springbrook

Destination Conservation Experience Overview

Help protect and restore ancient Gondwanan Rainforest.

Springbrook is an ancient Gondwanan Rainforest 70 km south of Brisbane in the Gold Coast Hinterland, covering 6, 725 hectares. Over thousands of years water and volcanic activity have carved a spectacular landscape of cliffs, gorges and waterfalls and much of this beautiful area is in pristine condition. Beneath the treetops a magical world of vines, endangered plants and wildlife, crystal clear streams, glow in the dark fungi and some of the oldest trees in the world beg to be explored.

We will be helping to protect and restore this critically endangered bioregion through tree planting, weed removal and wildlife monitoring, and volunteers will soak up the sights and sounds of the rainforest by sleeping in quaint ranger’s quarters on site throughout the program.

Experience Highlights

  • Visit ancient Antarctic Beech trees and look for pademelons, land mullets and satin bowerbirds while exploring ancient Gondwanan Rainforest
  • Visit the stunning Cave Creek for a private tour of Germaine Greer’s home-grown rainforest
  • Visit the famous “Natural Bridge” and look for glow worms and glow in the dark mushrooms
  • Night time spotlighting to find wildlife including frogs, gliders and possums

Experience Details

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Departs: Brisbane
Meeting Location: 8.00am, CVA Office at 333 Bennetts Road, Norman Park, Brisbane
Return time: 4 pm Brisbane City
Price: $995 per person

2019 Experience Dates

  • Monday 14th to Friday 18th October – Book Now
  • Monday 11th to Friday 15th November – Book Now
  • Monday 09th to Friday 13th December – Book Now


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SEQ Rainforest Itinerary DCE 2019

Main image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland. Location: Pile Valley, Queensland, Australia