Gold Coast Day Trips Guide

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If you need a break from the beach or some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then a day trip out of the Gold Coast is the perfect solution. Within just a short drive, you’ll feel as if you’re a world away in the scenic Tamborine Mountain Region, or one of Northern New South Wales’ coastal towns. No matter where you go, there’s a host of memorable experiences at your fingertips! 

Tamborine Mountain

Take the time to visit Tamborine Mountain while on your Gold Coast holiday, and you won’t be disappointed.

There are nine national parks within the Tamborine Mountain region, and they all feature fantastic walking tracks as well as several picnic and barbeque areas.

Make sure to also check out the famous Gallery Walk at the top of the mountain, where you can browse through numerous art galleries, taste local wines and indulge in homemade treats. 


Northern NSW

If beautiful beaches, World Heritage-listed rainforests and quaint country towns sound like the perfect recipe for a Gold Coast day trip, then head over the state border into Northern New South Wales.

This is where you’ll find charming towns such as Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads and Coffs Harbour, all of which offer a diverse range of attractions, so you’ll never be short of things to do!

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