A quick-thinking neighbour familiar with Springwood's bush trails found two missing young children before they wandered into a waterhole.
On October 9 about 5pm, two boys aged 6 and 4 were discovered missing from their family home in Springwood.
Police had been called and a street search began. Neighbour Libby Taylor from Nagle Avenue decided to check out the nearby bush trails, which she walks regularly.
"I thought if they were in the street they would have been spotted by now, so I decided to go into the bush," Mrs Taylor said.
She walked for 15 minutes and found the brothers playing near a big waterhole.
"I got a shock when I saw them," she said.
Mrs Taylor promptly took the boys home, to their extremely relieved family.
She said there were quite a few cliffs in the area and some of the tracks were very overgrown.
"The boys were very lucky," she said.
"It was just good timing [that the boys were found at that point]."
The siblings were checked over by paramedics and were uninjured.