A GOLD Coast family of four pulled off a miraculous mountainside escape when their vehicle was bombarded by tonnes of boulders during a massive landslide at Springbrook.
Michael and Jodie Johnston of Mermaid Beach were travelling up Springbrook Road in their Ford Territory with their young children, Tiffany, 5, and Lukas, 2, for a Sunday morning hike in the national park about 10am.
That plan took a turn for the worse when dozens of boulders, the largest weighing approximately 8 tonnes, hit the front bonnet of their car, which began sliding down a cliff face. The road remains closed today in both directions
Mrs Johnston told The Bulletin of her horror when the landslide began without warning and began pushing the the AWD off the road.
``We were driving up the road when we saw a couple of small stones sitting on the road,'' she said.
``Then, all of a sudden, as we were going past the smaller stones, it was like the whole side of the mountain just started tumbling down.