Starting from Springbrook Road, Springbrook, this walk takes you to the Woonoongoora Walkers Camp and back via the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk Track. The camp site has great westerly views of the Lamington Plateau cliffs, and features a big clearing that is around 400 metre wide diagonally. From playing rugby to gazing at the night sky, it’s totally up to you to make use of this vast space. There are toilets provided at the campsite, and you’ll be putting your tent on a soft grass surface that can be quite comfortable. Even if you are not planning on staying the night, the lively woodland and the remote feeling of nature makes it worth the hassle. Keep in mind that you need to take on a lot of stairs and steepness to reach the site. Mobile phone coverage is poor, and camping permits are required. You can book your stay online through the provided link. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn left onto The Link Way, 99 and drive for another 380 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Gold Coast Springbrook Road, 99 and drive for another 640 m
Continue onto Franklin Drive, 99 and drive for another 19.5 km
Turn sharp left onto Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk and drive for another 2 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Apple Tree Park off Springbrook Road, go through the park as you move directly away from the road. Join the singular Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk following the signage and keep moving in the same direction as the said track takes you deeper into the woodland. After about 140 metres(from the road), keep left at the 3-way intersection and stay on the same track to continue along Woonoongoora Walkers Camp Track.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Springbrook Road & Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk Start heading along Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk (a vehicle track).
Find the shelter at the start.
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 5 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 115 m (at the intersection of North trail & Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk) continue straight, to head along Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 265 m (at the intersection of Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk & South trail) continue straight, to head along Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
After another 40 m pass the sign (6 m on your left).
After another 1.2 km pass the sign (7 m on your left).
After another 15 m pass the toilet (10 m on your right).
After another 105 m come to the "Woonoongoora Walkers Camp" (10 m on your left).
About 85 m past the end is "Clearing".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.8 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Woonoongoora Walkers Camp
1 h 30 min, 2 h 15 min to 2 days
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 1.8 km from the start.
Shelter: There is one 25 m from the start.
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.2 km apart with the largest gap of 2 km.