Our environment it is at risk. Man is polluting and slowly killing this world we live in. But it is the foresight and compassion of a few that have given us National Parks around the world. Places where endangered species can have breathing space and a chance to survive.
This is the “Springbrook National Park”
Dominating the Gold Coast’s western skyline, Springbrook’s cool forests and mountain streams offer views of impressive landscapes, and walks among subtropical and temperate rainforest, open eucalypt forest and montane heath.
Spectacular waterfalls, cascades and tumbling creeks are dominant features in this World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia park.
Springbrook National Park covers 6725 ha.
As you walk higher and into the temperate Gondwana Rainforest the temperatures drop, the moss, lichen and vines drape around the trees and suddenly you turn a corner in the track and are confronted with these giant Antarctic Beech trees.
They tower above you, some are thought to be 3000 years old.
With out the protection of the National Park these magnificent species would be gone for ever.