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Southern Cross 4WD Tours

Southern Cross 4WD Tours offer luxury day tours of the Gold Coast and Hinterland. Tours include destinations such as World Heritage Rainforests of Mt Tamborine, Springbrook National Park, Lamington National Park, Natural Bridge and O’Reilly’s. Tours include pick up and drop off and they also offer half day and full day private tours.     Reviews Add Your Review Your overall… 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 →

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 Reviews Add Your Review Your overall rating Select a Rating5 Stars4 Stars3… 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 →

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 →

David Fleay Wildlife Park

David Fleay Wildlife Park is located on the beautiful on Tallebudgera Creek near Burleigh Heads and you can see some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife including crocodiles, koalas, emus, brolgas, dingoes, dunnarts, bilbies and kangaroos, and even a platypus.     Ticket prices for David Fleay Wildlife Park Ticket type Price Adult $23.00 Child (4 to 17 years inclusive) $10.50 Child (under… Read more →

Natural Bridge at Springbrook National Park

The Natural Bridge is a naturally formed rock arch over Cave Creek, a tributary of the Nerang River. It was formed from a waterfall which undercut a cave beneath the waterfall and dug a pothole on top, until the two joined and the creek flowed through the cave, leaving an arch across the front.     The cave is home to a colony… Read more →

Mount Cougal, Springbrook National Park

Mount Cougal, Springbrook National Park is a mountainous section of Springbrook National Park which protects valuable wildlife habitat and a diverse range of animals. A popular feature is the scenic Cougal Cascades. Take the walking track past cascades and rock pools to the restored remains of a bush sawmill dating from the 1940s.       Getting to Mount Cougal… Read more →

Lamington National Park, Green Mountains Section

The Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, located in the Gold Coast Hinterland, features lush rainforests, waterfalls, and spectacular views. Lamington National Park, Green Mountains Section is also the home of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.     Camp at the park’s Green Mountain camping area. Choose from the many half-day or full-day walks that explore the park. (See Map) Centenary… Read more →

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

Rainforest Skywalk is located in the beautifully scenic Gold Coast Hinterland area. The entire walk totals 1.5 kms featuring a combination of forest floor trails, 300 metres of bridges through the highest points of the upper canopy, and a cantilever bridge that soars a breathtaking 30 metres above the creek and rainforest below.     Rainforest Skywalk Ticket Prices Adults… Read more →

O’Reilly’s at Lamington National Park

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is located in the scenic Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland offering accommodation and a host of activities for guests and day visitors. Activities include Birds of Prey Show – Meet the majestic predators of the sky and learn about our resident Owls, Wedge Tail Eagles, Kestrel and Black Kite. Wildlife Encounter – Get up close and… Read more →

Thunderbird Park™

Thunderbird Park™, located in the scenic Hinterland area, is Australia’s largest adventure playground featuring educational and fun activities for everyone.     Attractions and activities include: high rope courses and zip lines bush walking rock pools bird feeding mini-golf horse riding laser skirmish Aboriginal Corroboree show   The park offers various package options, or pay per attraction, and you can… Read more →

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a heritage-listed zoological garden at 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin, Queensland, Australia. The sanctuary is world-renowned for its feeding of huge flocks of free-flying wild rainbow lorikeets, which come to the sanctuary to feast off the special mixture which the lorikeets eat. The multitude of events, shows, and attractions include dingo encounters, free flight bird shows and feeding of the park’s massive saltwater… Read more →