Okay, so you’ve seen all the Gold Coast’s famous attractions, now what?
Did you known there are also a myriad of stunning natural wonders to add to your must-see list?
Here are five of the most stunning natural wonders around the Coast;
1. Lamington National Park – pack your hiking boots and wander through the waterfalls and fresh green foliage. There are several tracks to choose from and the fresh air will do wonders for your soul. Nerang Murwillumbah Road, Binna Burra.
2. Natural Bridge – enjoy a swim in the cool, clear waters underneath the rock bridge that was formed by water tumbling through the roof of a basalt cave over millions of years. Natural Bridge Road, Springbrook.
3. Curtis Falls track – Follow this enchanting 1km walk through the wet eucalypts of the Tamborine National Park, the third oldest national park in the world. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and soak up the serenity. Find the beginning of the track at Dapsang Drive, Eagle Heights.
4. Currumbin Rock Pools – jump off the rock into the deep waterhole or simply sit in the tiny rapids and enjoy the feel of the water rushing over your skin. If you plan to spend the day, pack a picnic, there are tables and amenities nearby. Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley.
5. Burleigh Headland – just south of the infamous Burleigh Heads beach is the Burleigh Headland. Walk over or around the headland, through the trees and with 180 degree views of the ocean and Tallebudgera Creek. If guided walk are your thing, pop into Jellurgal and book yourself in. You’ll learn about Burleigh’s vast Aboriginal history and places of significance along the way. The Esplanade (south), Burleigh Heads.
Spending time immersed in nature is the perfect escape from the hurriedness of day to day life.
Relaxing, invigorating and an enjoyable form of exercise, each of these activities can be enjoyed by people of every age and each is sure ignite a love affair with the stunning natural side of the Gold Coast.
Words by Kirra Smith.