Escape into the Gold Coast’s National Parks
Take some time out from the beach and head out into the world famous Gold Coast hinterland to explore lush rainforest, rolling hills and ragged mountain sides teeming with plant and animal life. Here are just three of the many beautiful National Parks within easy driving distance to our Surfers Paradise holiday accommodation.
Springbrook National Park
Springbrook National Park stretches out over several thousand protected hectares of land, encompassing cool green rainforest, serene rivers and dense eucalyptus forest. Set a day aside to explore one of the hiking trails that weave across the park and admire moss covered ancient trees, hidden waterfalls and cool crystal clear lagoons covered in colourful vegetation.
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads National Park is an essential destination for wildlife lovers, offering rare opportunities to glimpse some of our rarest birds and animals in their natural habitat. If you visit in spring, keep an eye out for majestic sea eagles hovering above their prey. The nests of Australian Bush Turkeys can be viewed all year round and during June and October each year, it is not uncommon to spot a migrating humpback whale gliding through the waves.
Tamborine National Parks
Just a few miles west of Surfers Paradise, Tambourine National Park takes in vast areas of thick eucalyptus forest, tall piccabeen palm groves, and sparkling waterfalls. It is one of the best places on the Gold Coast to bird watch, with frequent sightings of the ultra rare Albert lyrebird. Don’t forget to bring some binoculars!