Driving to the Best of All Lookout, one is overwhelmed with spectacular views of temperate rainforest, waterfalls and rock faces. It can be a little hairy driving up to the lookout, as the roads are very narrow, and often form one lane.
Upon arriving at the lookout, you are given the treat of having to walk through the Antarctic beech rainforest. You will feel as if you are transported to a Lord of the Rings setting. One should not miss the ancient Antarctic beech tree on the walk to the lookout; the last link to the Jurassic age, spanning back as far as 2000 years old.
Once you have finished at the lookout, the locality of Springbrook offers a choice of quaint art and craft stores and cafes. Lunch at the Scuttlebuck Café is highly recommended, with its friendly staff and appetising menu choices.
Springbrook National Park is situated on the Gold Coast Hinterland, and is 45 minutes from Gold Coast beaches. It is accessible from the M1, via exit 69 (Nerang- Murwillumbah Road), and exit 79 (Gold Coast, Springbrook Road).
A trip to the Best of All Lookout is worth the drive, if you want to escape for a few hours from city life.