The city of the Gold Coast is quite unique in that it offers a modern city life while at the same time, it’s so easy to escape it and connect back with nature. The great thing is, most of the natural attractions and beautiful scenic locations are free. The list includes several stunning lookouts along with scenic areas.
Canyon Lookout at Springbrook National Park
Best of All Lookout
Burleigh Heads National Park
Mick Schamburg Park Lookout/Lores Bonney Lookout
Doug Jennings Park and The Spit
The ocean mouth of Tallebudgera Creek
At the mouth of the creek, there are some great sandbanks and great natural views. You can look up to Burleigh Heads, out to sea, along the river, and sandy shores. As you can imagine it is a hugely popular spot for picnics, watersports and relaxing.
Rainbow Bay Lookout
Kirra Hill Lookout
walk, or drive, to the top of Queen Elizabeth Park where you’ll find a barbecue, shelter and amazing beach and coastal views.
Plenty of walking tracks around this really scenic and popular surfing area.
awesome views along the coast of NSW and north into QLD.
Natural Bridge at Springbrook National Park
More? Also see
- 10 Amazing Secret Scenic BBQ & Picnic Spots on the Gold Coast
- 10 Amazingly Scenic Trails in the Gold Coast’s National Parks and Reserves
- Ten Fun Day Trips from the Gold Coast (under 150km)
- The Gold Coasts Top Beaches
- National Parks on the Gold Coast
- Parks and reserves on the Gold Coast
Originally posted in Feb 2012 updated May 2020.