Natural Bridge is located in Springbrook National Park in the hinterland of the Gold Coast not far from Nerang. This geological wonder is a unique basalt rock feature that has been created over millions of years by water pouring through the roof of a cave.
There are a number of viewing lookouts that accompany the lush rainforest surrounds of Natural Bridge that afford the viewer some glorious views of the world heritage listed National Park.
Visitors can take the circuit walk to this natural arch which sits over Cave Creek and enjoy the splendour of the waterfall as it tumbles through the roof of the cave. The Springbrook National Park is also a fantastic place to have a picnic in the rainforest while enjoying the relaxing sounds of the many different species of birds.
There are nocturnal tours of the cave as well where you can experience the sight of the local colony of delicate glow worms; you will also see a host of luminous fungi and dancing fireflies. Remember to take a torch with you on the nocturnal tour but turn it of when entering the cave so as not to disturb the fragile ecology of the cave.
Natural Bridge can be found on the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, take the Pacific Highway and turn off at Nerang just 30km to the park, or you can go via Mudgeeraba along the Springbrook Plateau which is 42km to the park. These access roads are beautiful and scenic but somewhat winding and so should be travelled with due care.
The Gold Coast hinterland can get up to 2500mm of rainfall annually with most of that falling in the hot summer months between November and April, Winter months are drier and can have cool crisp days, being a rainforest area, cool days can occur at any time throughout the year.