10 Things To Know About Best Of All Lookout In Springbrook National Park
I had seen a photo of the Best Of All Lookout in Springbrook National Park recently and knew we had to visit there on our day trip from Gold Coast. The jaw dropping view is somewhere everyone needs to visit when looking for places to visit in Springbrook National Park. The vast space is so incredible, it’s easily one of the best Springbrook National Park lookouts in Gold Coast hinterland.
If you’re looking for some information about how to get to Best Of All Lookout In Springbrook National Park, we’re bringing you everything we learnt about this beautiful and special place to visit, which also makes a fantastic day trip from Brisbane.
And the drive to Best Of All Lookout alone is absolutely stunning and worth going to just to experience it alone. In this guide, we’ll also give you an idea of how to make the most of a day trip to Springbrook National Park, including the other amazing places we visited that day.
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Best Of All Lookout in Springbrook National Park is a 51km and 1 hour drive from Gold Coast, 1h30m drive from Brisbane and 1h50m from Byron Bay. There isn’t any toilets at this Springbrook lookout so you’ll need to go to the Tallanbana Picnic Area a few minutes drive away to access some.
The drive is completely worth it which we’ll talk more about in the next point.
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The drive out to Best Of All Lookout is so beautiful, we absolutely loved it. As you wind through Springbrook National Park, it actually made us feel like we could have been driving through the English Countryside.
You’ll then realise you’re driving right along the ridge with insane lookouts from both sides of the car. There’s a few houses you’ll pass by on the way to the lookout, which we were completely envious of.
There’s an amazing energy as you drive up to Best Of All Lookout which we just absolutely loved.
3. Where To Park At Best Of All Lookout
When we reached the small carpark at Best Of All Lookout, we managed to get a spot, only because someone was leaving. There’s not a huge amount to park but you can just park a bit further down if needed.
4. What To Wear For The Hike
I had changed into my sandals from my hiking boots for this hike because I thought the lookout was going to be right next to the car park. It’s not as it’s a 350 metre walk away. Although it’s not far, it felt longer than I expected purely because I thought we would be rolling out of the car to the lookout.
Sandals are fine to wear on the walk because it’s all paved so you don’t need to worry about wearing any hiking gear.
If you’re visiting in the Winter months, wear some warmer clothes because it will be cold as it’s quite high up.
5. How Long Does It Take To Walk To Best Of All Lookout From The Car Park
It’s a 350m walk to Best Of All Lookout which took us between 5-10 minutes max. The walk is lovely and feels really tropical as you walk into the incredible Gondwana Rainforest which is millions of years old.
6. Get Up Close To The Antarctic Beech Trees
50 metres before you arrive at the Best Of All Lookout, you’ll come to a couple of the Antarctic Beech Trees which is part of the Gondwana era. The tree trunks are absolutely huge and a sight to be seen! We last saw these trees when we did the Antarctic Beech Tree Forest Walk in Barrington Tops in NSW which is absolutely spectacular!
7. How Big Is The Best Of All Lookout?
It’s not a huge space at the Best Of All Lookout and you might have to wait your turn to actually get a spot to see the view of the lookout. If you want to know when is the best time to go to Best Of All Lookout in Springbrook National Park, we recommend going either at sunrise or sunset. You’ll be able to capture some incredible photography as you stand on top of the Springbrook Mountain!
8. What Can You See From The Lookout
The view from Best Of All Lookout is absolutely amazing, you’ll be able to see right over to Byron Bay from the Springbrook lookout! There’s a map at the view point showing you what it looked like 20 million years ago.
9. Places To Visit Nearby
Looking to make a day trip from Brisbane or a day trip from Gold Coast into the Gold Coast hinterland? There’s plenty of places to add onto your trip to Springbrook National Park.
We started our trip with a hike down to the bottom of Purling Brook Falls, then we went for a Devonshire Tea at English Country Gardens which is a gorgeous little authentic tea rooms. Afterwards, we drove down to this Best Of All Lookout, and ended the day at the jaw-dropping Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park. You certainly won’t be bored spending the day Springbrook National Park!
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