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Numinbah Valley

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Numbinbah Valley is in the Gold Coast hinterland of South East Queensland, Australia.


  • Numinbah
  • Chillingham
  • Crystal Creek

Other destinations[edit]

  • Springbrook National Park,
  • Natural Bridge,
  • Mt Cougal,
  • Chillingham.


The word Numbinbah comes from the Aboriginal word "nyummin", meaning 'hold-tight country'. Natives believed the mountains were held together by the narrow valley.

During World War II, Australian airmen were trained in the area to prepare for jungle combat in Papua New Guinea.

Get in[edit]

  • Drive your own car, or hire one from the many hire car companies based at the Gold Coast.
  • Tour with an organised group, such as Ruffles Lodge [1], and visit townships and rainforest by day, or the glow worms at Natural Bridge by night.

Get around[edit]



  • Horseriding (Numinbah Valley Adventure Trails [2])
  • Bushwalking/camping (Springbrook National Park and Numinbah Forest Reserve)
  • Swimming in creeks.
  • Glow worms at Natural Bridge [3] [4] (only visible at night time).
  • Sit in an outdoor cafe and admire the rainforest.
  • Birdwatch - see king parrots, hear catbirds, wompoo doves, kookaburras and more.


  • Two Pines Cafe/Natural Arch Cafe Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd, Natural Bridge. (07) 5533 6140.
  • Purlingbrook Cafe and Shop Forestry Rd, Springbrook. (07) 5533 5154.
  • Rainforest Retreat Cafe33 Forestry Rd, Springbrook +61 7 5533 5335.
  • Rosellas at Canyon Lookout Cafe Canyon Pde, Springbrook. (07) 5533 5120.
  • Valley View Cafe 2157 Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd, Numinbah Valley. (07) 5533 4191.


  • NV Cafe Numinbah Valley2157 Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd, Numinbah Valley +61 7 55334171. Open 8am-4pm 7days. Cute cafe surrounded by the Beechmont and Springbrook Mountains nestled in the Valley. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the country only 20mins from Nerang. Open for breakfast and lunch. Homemade burgers, Gourmet Turkish breads, and cakes.


  • The Log Cabin Numinbah Valley, only 1km away from Natural Bridge. Camping, dorms, cottages and powered campervan sites. Feed the beautiful parrots and paddemelons at dusk.
  • Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. Crystal Creek.

There are many more B&Bs in the Springbrook NP and surrounding Gold Coast hinterland.

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