Here are a few suggestions of places that you absolutely must include in your sightseeing schedule:
An Island Hideaway
An Island Hideaway is a four-acre private reserve that is discreetly nestled amidst the bushland of South Stradbroke Island. They cater to corporate events, weddings or just tourism day trips, where you can catch some of the beautiful coastal views and take a stroll in perfect peace and quiet.
From swimming to bird watching and guided walks through the wilderness, there is plenty to do at An Island Hideaway. Best of all, you’ll always be greeted with a smile.
Tambourine Rainforest Skywalk
If you’re more of a thrill seeker and are comfortable not having your feet firmly planted on the ground, you’ll love the Tambourine Rainforest Skywalk.
Before the walk begins, you can tour the Rainforest Eco Gallery, which contains a fascinating exhibition of the region’s animal and plant life and provides a fascinating insight into the inner workings of the local ecosystem.
When you step out onto elevated walkways, you will be able to wind your way through the canopy of the rainforest. Don’t worry about structural integrity because everything is constructed to comply with rigorous safety standards.
Eventually you’ll find yourself descending down the canopy, where you can see all manner of rock formations, water features, and animal-watching hotspots.
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
With all of the beachfront accommodation on the Gold Coast, you’ll have plenty of time to survey the stunning seascape while you get plenty of rest and relaxation. And you’re going to need all the energy you can muster if you want to tackle the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
This 54-kilometre walk spans between the Gondwana Rainforests and Springbrook Plateaus, passing through the Numinbah Valley.
Here is where you will find all manner of hidden treasures, with the scenery ranging from volcanic landscapes to vast rainforest that stretches as far as the eye can see.
Between the wildlife, floral abundance, and mind-blowing geological formations, the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk is a challenge that you will remember for the rest of your life.
If the beauty of the Great Walk hasn’t left you completely overwhelmed, the Tullawallal circuit is an absolute must-see.
Located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park, the Tullawallal circuit is the place to find endless beech forests teeming with an abundance of wildlife and spectacular geological features.
Several waterfalls stand tall and proud, providing stunning lookout points with views over Queensland and New South Wales. Be sure to stop by and pay your respects to the memorial plaque for Gus Kouskos, the beloved and respected overseer of Lamington National Park.
There is so much to do on the Gold Coast, so make sure you reserve enough time to experience the attractions listed above.