The Natural Bridge
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Country: Australia
Region: Queensland
Date: 17th March 2006
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Location: Natural Bridge is about an hour's drive from the Gold Coast or two from
Brisbane. Natural Bridge is located on the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, about four
kilometres north of the border gate. From the Pacific Highway, you can turn off
at Nerang (30 kilometres to the park) or at Mudgeeraba (42 kilometres to the
park via Springbrook plateau). The scenic access roads are winding and should be
travelled with care. Mini-bus tours run to the park from the Gold Coast and
Murwillumbah.

The Natural Bridge is a naturally formed rock arch over Cave Creek (the
headwaters of the Nerang River). It was formed from a waterfall which undercut a
cave beneath the waterfall and dug a pothole on top, until the two joined and
the creek flowed through the cave, leaving an arch across the front.

The bridge is in the territory of the local Kombumerri aboriginal people (a
family group of the Yugambeh language peoples). The first Europeans to find it
are said to be timber cutters Alexander (Sandy) Duncan and Din Guinea.

Swimming is permitted in the creek and cave, but jumping from the top is
dangerous and not permitted. The cave is home to a colony of glow worms (larvae
of the insect Arachnocampa flava) and commercial operators lead night tours into
the cave. Access to this section of the park is from the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road.

Australia - Queensland - The Natural Bridge -
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Date: 17th March 2006

Australia - Queensland - The Natural Bridge -
 
Posted by: Awadh - awadh_irmala[at]yahoo dot com
Date: Sunday, 07th January 2007 04:54 PM
I am glad to see like this natural photos about Australia. I am coming on Feb,10 to see. Thanks
 
Anonymous Post
Date: Friday, 17th October 2008 11:43 PM
this looks like a beutiful place
 
Posted by: The Angel
Date: Tuesday, 06th October 2009 02:24 AM
Take Exit 69 from the M1 and turn right at the 1st set of traffic lights - the road leads you straight to it!!!! About 35kms heading to Murwillumbah NSW past the Hinze Dam. Too easy. You are now discouraged from swimming in the waterhole (endangered fauna species of frogs etc)at the Natural Bridge SO have a swim in the area "Bochow Park" 4kms on RHS before you get to the national park. Glow- worms are spectacular after dark and especially after good rain. Take a torch, raincoat and coat cause weather is interchangeable - like Melbourne. Great to see the natural beauty.
 
Posted by: Australian Travel - alisha dot lopej[at]gmail dot com
Date: Thursday, 21st October 2010 11:11 PM
This place is easily get able.The Natural Bridge is really beautiful. If you want to catch this place, you have to exit the Pacific Motorway at Nerang and follow the Nerang Murwillumbah Road for 30 kilometers. And you have to turn left into the park entrance. An alternative scenic route is 42 kilometers via the Spring brook plateau from Mudgeeraba. From the Pacific Motorway take exit 80 from the south or exit 79 from the north and follow the Gold Coast - Springbrook Road to the plateau then turn right onto Pine Creek Road. Follow Pine Creek Road to the end and then turn left onto the Nerang Murwillumbah Road. The other way to catch Natural Bridge is, you can reached from Murwillumbah by following the Numinbah Road for 27 kilometers. www.travelaustralia360.com
 
Anonymous Post
Date: Tuesday, 08th September 2015 04:21 PM
Do you know the aboriginal dreamtime story for Natural Bridge?
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