Suburb Profile: Guanaba – Springbrook

Location and boundaries

Guanaba – Springbrook is bounded by Caballo Road, Kriedeman Road and Wongawallan Creek in the north, the Coomera River, Clagiraba Road, a line running continuous of Clagiraba Road, the Nerang River, Duncan Road, The Panorama, Little Nerang Road, Gold-Coast Springbrook Road, the localities of Neranwood, Mudgeeraba and Bonogin, Tallowwood Road and the locality of Tallebudgera Valley in the east, the New South Wales border in the south, and the Scenic Rim Regional Council area in the west.

Name origin

Guanaba is named after an Aboriginal tribe. Springbrook is named after an original syndicate of settlers. It was originally known as Springwood.



Land area

30,427 hectares (304 Km2)

Population density

0.13 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1870s, with land used mainly for timber-getting and dairy farming. Several small townships were established in the late 1800s. Gradual growth continued during the early 1900s, the interwar period and the post-war years. The population continued to gradually increase between 1991 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Guanaba – Springbrook is a predominantly rural area, with a military reserve and several national parks. Rural land is used mainly for agricultural purposes, including dairy farming, flower cultivation and crop growing.

Major features

Major features of the area include Lamington National Park, Springbrook National Park, Tamborine National Park, Hinze Dam & Advancetown Lake, Numinbah Forest Reserve, Little Nerang Dam, Land Warfare Centre, The Grand Golf Club, Springbrook Mountain Winery, Cedar Lake Equestrian Centre, Guanaba Scout Camp, Apple Tree Park, Syd Duncan Park and two schools.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the localities of Advancetown, Austinville, Clagiraba, Guanaba, Lower Beechmont, Natural Bridge, Numinbah Valley and Springbrook.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14