Continuing along the base of the cliffs, a short side track off the main path leads to this overhang. Providing superb protection from the elements, it’s not hard to visualise the original aboriginal inhabitants for thousands of years using this location for shelter.
After the Twin Falls walk, I hopped back in the car and headed to the modestly named Best of All Lookout. At 1000 metres elevation, the lookout is more or less the highest point in the park and has commanding views to the south and into New South Wales.
All up, a day trip I highly recommend.
Pentax K-3 camera + Pentax FA 20-35 F4 lens + Hoya polarising filter. Many of these images used shutter speeds around 1/4 to 1/12th of a second, and a few in excess of 1 second. Most photos were therefore taken with the K-3 mounted on my travelling Cullman tripod.
To learn more
By car, Springbrook National Park is roughly 50 minutes (40km) from the centre of Surfers Paradise, or 90 minutes (100km) from Brisbane. Discover more about the park (including detailed maps of the features and walks) at the Queensland Department of National Parks website.
A car is probably necessary, I’m not aware of any public transport that would get you into the upper section of the park.
The Twin Falls track can be walked in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. I went anti-clockwise and I felt that the climb back up onto the plateau was less steep than if I had walked the track in a clockwise direction. You need to be able-bodied but doesn’t demand too much in the way of fitness. Be prepared to get a little wet should the streams be flowing strongly. The track would likely be shut after heavy rain for safety reasons.