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Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park

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by Marina Marangos (subscribe)
http://www.mezzemoments.blogspot.com
Published October 7th 2020
A natural wonder.

Natural Bridge

This is everyone's chance to explore within Queensland. And this is one not to miss. Not only is it a fair distance, so a possible day trip from Brisbane of about one hour and a half, but it is also a site that many can enjoy. So take along the baby in a sling, grandpa with his walking stick, some eager toddlers or reluctant teenagers. The path is well-formed and relatively flat with beautiful rainforest trees that you can appreciate on either side. This is part of the Gondwana Rainforest, so you are able to see some very old trees which are magnificent.

The path down to the Bridge


While the birdlife might not always be easy to see, it is always wonderful to hear. Catbirds, eastern whip birds, rifle birds, parrots and honeyeaters fill the sky above you. Follow the path down to the Natural Bridge, stopping along the way on bridges and viewpoints. It's not very long - approx 1 km, so easy to negotiate with various members of the family.

A view along the way.




And then when you arrive - the 'Ah' moment. This beautiful natural bridge formed with the waterfall from above, falling into the basalt rock and creating this cascade of water sparkling in the sunlight. if you walk on further into the cave, you can take stunning photos of the water and the bridge and perhaps see a little bat flying overhead. In the evening, of course, the cave has the thin and glowing trails of glow worms, which inhabit the cave and its surrounding walls.

The watercourse above


The path takes you back up above and around the natural Bridge so that the watercourse is visible from above. There are some lovely viewing points along the way. Return to the car park via the path, enjoying the beautiful huge hoop pines, remnants of another age which tower into the sky. Just be aware that at no point along the path or at the Natural Bridge are you allowed to swim.

The maginificent hoop pines

A circular leana
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