Twin Falls is located in Springbrook National Park, 1 hour 40 minutes south west of Brisbane in the Gold Coast Hinterland. It’s named Twin Falls because… well… there are two waterfalls next to each other. Very fitting.
After rain, there’ll be plenty of waterfalls in this hike, ranging from sky-high ravening falls to misty dew showers to lower rocky cascades.
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Entrance fee: No
Trip duration: 2hrs return (4km)
Before You Go
Pack: Water and camera
Wear: Enclosed walking shoes, jacket in the cooler months as it gets chilly under the trees, and swimmers if you’re brave enough for a waterfall dip!
Getting to the Starting Point
You’ll need your own car to get to Twin Falls. The mountain roads can become get a little narrow and windy, with a couple of cliff drop offs and hairpin corners to pass through… so just take your time.
Heading south from Brisbane on the Pacific Highway, take exit 69. Follow this main road for 24km then turn left onto Pine Creek Road.
After 10km, turn right onto Sprinbrook Road Route 99.
Continue along Route 99 until you see signs for Tallanbana picnic area – that’s the entrance to the Twin Falls trail.
Getting onto the Trail
The trail starts right at the carpark, and there’s a great panoramic vista here called Canyon Lookout. From there, head anti-clockwise on the circuit – it is very well signed.
The track takes you down a sloping path, through mossy rock edges, tall palms and dewy treeferns lining the many creeks and rock beds - even passing through a small rock crevice and behind the waterfall.
Reaching the Destination
As with most waterfalls in the area, the waterfall flow depends on the recent rain – it’s always better to go after a storm or downpour – while the track will be muddy and slippery, the rainforest will be alive and the creeks flowing.
The main pool where the Twin Falls drops is so mystical, with the track even passing through behind the waterfall.
The trail is a loop, you’ll circle around the waterfall pools before beginning the ascent back up the plateau.
After you finished your trip to Twin Falls, head down the road 7 minutes to the Best of All Lookout, because, well, it’s the best lookout of all… A quick 5 minute walk from the carpark will lead you through one of the most lush parts of the National Park – it is actually slightly cooler than other sections and therefore dominated by Antarctic beech trees, some of which are 3,000 years old. The lookout at the end of the path was absolutely stunning, with views stretching from Byron Bay and across to Mount Warning.