I know the importance of sticking to the designated paths, and despite the strong desire to "get to that old tree over there", keeping our impact (our footprints - literally!) on the remarkable ecosystem to a minimum is really crucial to have such gems for others to enjoy long into the future.
These views below from 'The Best of All Lookouts' are magnificent, last time I was here the view was basically clouds...although the sense of being amongst the Antarctic Beech was very strong that day in a misty primeval fog....it is always cool up here so remember to bring a jumper!
But please remember its not all impressive vistas up here try and take the time to look down at the forest floor there are some incredible things going on down there too..
If you had a few hundred years you could employ some of these trees to move you big landscaping features around in your garden perhaps....
Of course I can't leave out those truely awe-inspiring ancient Beech trees.....though please visit the Veteran Tree Group of Australia post Antarctic beech of Springbrook to see all the pics I took of these beauties this trip.
I had a great day up at Springbrook, we are so very lucky to have such beautiful places so close to where most of live, it makes living and working in the sprawling concrete spagetti bearable.