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Springbrook Mountain

Sunday 9 July 2015

A bit cloudy today with a temperature of 20 degrees.

We started the day with our usual Sunday eggs and bacon breakfast cooked on the Baby Q.

After lunch we decided to drive to Springbrook Mountain, which is about 45 km from Tallebudgera Creek. Springbrook Mountain is about 1,000 metres high, which is slightly less than Mount Wellington at home. The Lookouts provide views back towards the coast. The area around Springbrook was settled about 100 years ago as a farming district. Jim Hardy, one of the first settlers in the area used a buckboard pulled by two horses to negotiate the very steep tracks in the area. Not sure that we would like the downhill trip on the buckboard. When the first road was built into the area in the 1920s the 1 in 10 gradients were the steepest roads built in Queensland at the time. Springbrook Road is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register for its historical importance and technical achievement.

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View from Wunburra Lookout on Springbrook Mountain.

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View from Wunburra Lookout.

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Surfers Paradise from Wunburra Lookout.

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Another View from Wunburra Lookout.

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Fallen tree at Purling Brook Falls Lookout.

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Purling Brook Falls.

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Top of Purling Brook Falls.

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Footbridge at the bottom of Purling Brook Falls.

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Hardy's Buckboard at Springbrook Mountain.

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Canyon wall from the Lookout.

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Di at the Canyon Lookout.

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Part of the Twin Falls from the Lookout.

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2,000 year old Antarctic Beech Trees.

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Best of All Lookout at Springbrook Mountain.

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View from the Best of All Lookout.

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Another view from the Best of All Lookout.

Posted by TwoAces 00:34

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Great photos and we have been to those very same lookouts.Aussie singer John Williamson lives at Springbrook.

by two cow cockys

Good to hear from you again, Ron - the views were indeed magnificent.

by TwoAces

I always look forward your emails as you travel around.2 of my daughters and my ex live at Burleigh so when i visit next i must check out that golf club that you talk about.

by two cow cockys

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