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NightQuarter at Helensvale

Located in Helensvale, the Nightquarter night markets is a hip market that fuses food, artisans, music, and community. Divided into unique precincts you’ll find micro-restaurants, emerging fashion, and unique live music spaces.     The Precincts at Nightquarter Tapas Street The precinct features twelve shipping container based micro-restaurant concepts, helmed by chefs and food purveyors drawing from heritage family recipes;… Read more →

Broadwater Parklands

Broadwater Parklands is a massive green space and leisure area located on the Broadwater at Southport. It’s free to visit and explore the park and there is also free wifi available. You can reach the park quite easily via the G:Link to the Broadwater Parklands station which is at the southern end of the park or take the 700 bus to Broadwater… Read more →

Hinze Dam

Hinze Dam is located in Advancetown and is the source of the city’s water supply. The area provides lots of activities for visitors including the Hinze Dam Interpretive Centre which features audio-visual displays highlighting how the dam and water supply system functions, mountain bike trails, catch and release fishing, walking and running tracks, boat ramps, and the dam is quite… Read more →

Curtis Falls, Tamborine National Park

Curtis Falls is located in Tamborine National Park and easily accessible by road and a short walk. Nearby, on the main road, there is also a cafe and several shops.     Curtis Falls track is a 1.1 km walk that takes around 30 minutes. You can also extend the walk by taking the Lower Creek Circuit track.   Curtis Falls,… Read more →

John Laws Park

John Laws Park at Burleigh Heads connects with Justins Park to the north and Burleigh Heads National Park to it’s south. The park offers incredible views along the coastline and prime times are sunrise and sunset and even at night for watching the lights of Surfers Paradise and the stars twinkling over the ocean.     Getting to John Laws Park… Read more →

Lilliputt Mini Golf

Lilliputt Mini Golf is located at Robina Town Center and offers a fully themed 18 hole mini-golf course.     Lilliputt Mini Golf Location Map Add Your Review Your review Your overall rating Select a Rating5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars2 Stars1 Star Title of your review Your review Your name Your email This review is based on my own experience and… Read more →

Paradise Point Parklands

Paradise Point Parklands overlook the Broadwater at Paradise Point and joins onto Len Fox Park. Here you can enjoy BBQ with picnic tables, walking tracks, fitness station, kids playground, and more.     Getting to Paradise Point Parklands Via bus: take bus 711 or 704 to Gold Coast Hwy at Southport Tourist Park stop or Gold Coast Hwy at Central Street stop. Via… Read more →

Laguna Park

Laguna Park is located in Palm Beach and is a kids favorite featuring fenced playground containing a pirate ship, slides, a pedal power monorail, funny faces interactive boards and more. The park also features BBQ undercover picnic areas, toilets and water tap.     Getting to Laguna Park Via Car: free car parking can be accessed off Launa Avenue.  … Read more →

Apple Tree Park

Apple Tree Park is located in the Springbrook area featuring barbecues and picnic tables and is accessible by road. There are a number of short walks from this park as well as the Hinterland Great Walk that connects to the park.     Apple Tree Park Location Map Add Your Review Your review Your overall rating Select a Rating5 Stars4… Read more →

Surfers Paradise Beach

The Surfers Paradise Beach is perhaps the icon of the Gold Coast and even Australia’s #1 tourist beach. This section of the beach stretches from the end of Narrowneck Beach at around the Ocean Avenue area in the north through to around Markwell Avenue at its southern end where it becomes Northcliffe Beach. The beach is superb for early morning… Read more →

Nerang National Park and State Forest

Nerang National Park (commonly referred to as Nerang State Forest) is a national park Nerang. The protected area is located 12 kilometres from Surfers Paradise on Nerang’s north-west outskirts. Nerang National Park is known for its variety of birds, trails, and views making it a popular place for mountain bike riders, bushwalkers and bird watchers.       Nerang National Park… Read more →

Binna Burra, Lamington National Park

The Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park is packed with waterfalls, scenic lookouts, and natural beauty. The beautiful Binna Burra Lodge is also located here.     You’ll find numerous walking tracks here such as Rainforest circuit……….. 1.2 km………….. 30 mins Bellbird lookout…………. 2 km…………….. 1 hr Caves circuit…………….. 5 km…………….. 1.5 hrs Tullawallal circuit……….. 5 km…………….. 1.5 hrs… Read more →

Snapper Rocks

Snapper Rocks is scenic rocky outcrop at Rainbow Bay, Coolangatta. Along with the scenic coastal views that you can enjoy from the Oceanway walking track, thereRainbownboy Bay Beach on one side and Froggy Beach on the other. The area is also a hugely popular surfing spot.     Getting to Snapper Rocks Via Car: there is car parking at the end of Snapper… Read more →

Harley Park

Haley Park at Labrador is a popular spot for its Broadwater views, spots for fishing, kids play areas and swimming lagoon. There is also a BBQ and picnic area.     Getting to Harley Park Via Bus: take bus 704 or 711 to Marine Pde at Parker Street stop. Via Car: There is parking at the southern end of the park off… Read more →

Pat Fagan Park

Pat Fagan Park is small but incredibly beautiful park that offers superb coastal views through to Surfers Paradise from Rainbow bay Lookout and of the beaches below.     You can walk around the lower cost side track which goes around the Greenmount Hill and then along the Rainbow Bay Beach and also walk to the top of the headland for… Read more →

Pizzey Park

Pizzey Park is an open-air sports and recreation precinct in Miami, a suburb in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The 60-hectare (150-acre) site is owned and operated by the Gold Coast City Council. Pizzey Park has sports fields for a wide variety of sports including rugby league, rugby union, Australian Rules Football, soccer, netball, softball, and athletics along with skateboard and BMX facilities.   The site also provides a network of tracks… Read more →

Mick Schamburg Park

Mick Schamburg Park is a small park located in Miami and encompasses the headland which features a green park with BBQ, playground, amazing coastal views from its lookout, and walking tracks.     Getting to Mick Schamburg Park Via Bus: take the 705 bus to Gold Coast Hwy at Miami Hotel and walk 200m Via Car: there is a small car park accessed off… Read more →

Pine Ridge Conservation Park

Pine Ridge Conservation Park (or Pine Ridge Regional Park) is one of the last remaining wallum banksia areas on the Gold Coast. The park is large and features a walking track, picnic tables (no toilets), and is a haven for wildlife including lace monitors, koalas, bearded dragons,  sacred kingfishers, rainbow bee-eaters and fairy-wrens.     Getting to Pine Ridge Conservation Park Via… Read more →

Numinbah Section, Springbrook National Park

Numinbah is on the western side of the Springbrook plateau and whilst it lacks the marked walking tracks of the other sections it is an incredibly beautiful place for photography and a haven for many species of wildlife. Forest Park is a great spot for a barbecue or picnic. The park features wood-fired BBQ’s, shelter and running water for washing.    … Read more →

Tallebudgera Creek

Tallebudgera Creek is a local favorite spot for camping, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, fishing or simply just taking a relaxing walk. The Tallebudgera Creek park features sheltered areas, BBQ’s, kids play areas and grassed areas.     Tallebudgera Creek Location Map Add Your Review Your review Your overall rating Select a Rating5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars2 Stars1 Star Title of your review Your… Read more →