Springbrook National Park forest life can be categorized into five groups based on the tree genera, soil, geographic settings and rainfall. Mount Cougal, Natural Bridge and the sheltered ravines of Springbrook plateau comprise subtropical rainforest wealth. A tiny growth of near-extinct southern ochrosia Ochrosia moorei also forms part of the subtropical rainforests.
The Plant Life
The higher terrain of the plateau consists of warm and cool temperate rainforest. The former boasts of Lophostemon confertus and Ceratopetalum apetalum in the Canyon region.
You get to see Nothofagus moorei can be seen only at high altitude now. From the highest point at the cool temperate rainforest known as Best of All, feast your eyes on the oldest trees, some of which are close to 3,000 years. The Springbrook plateau and the Numinbah Valley are also home to two kinds of open eucalypt forest.
The Animal Life
The day visitors enjoy watching pademelons among many mammals inhabiting the park. The night visitors love to see brushtail possum, ringtail possum, and the tiny and evasive sugar glider. The rocky outcrops and rainforests of Springbrook are also home to spotted-tailed quoll, a carnivorous marsupial.
Incredible varieties of bird species, reptiles, and aquatic creatures also form part of the rich animal kingdom of this park.