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Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park is a must-see destination – a natural treasure and world heritage site and one of Australia’s largest preserves that houses the...

Lamington National Park

Gold Coast National Parks

Australia’s Gold Coast in Queensland is an area that is ecologically diverse with a range of National Parks including some of which are listed as World Heritage sites.

The Gold coast is also the location of Australia’s largest subtropical rainforest. Gold Coast National Parks all have various distinguishing features.

Gold Coast National Parks, Springbrook & Lamington Tours


Burleigh Head National Park is only 90 kilometres from the Queensland capital of Brisbane. This national park features picturesque views of the ocean and a pleasant walking tracks along the shore and through the rainforest. Burleigh Heads National Park features opportunities to see whales and sea eagles.

Other famous national parks are Springbrook, Tamborine and Lamington National Parks, all of which have a range of spectacular waterfalls and scenic lookout spots. Springbrook features the Natural Bridge, which is a naturally formed arch. The cave at Natural Bridge is home to a colony of glow worms that light up the waters at night and make for a spectacular sight. Visitors can take a guided tour of the caves organized by commercial tour operators. Swimming in the waters is not permitted in order to protect the glow worm habitat.

Lamington National Park, which is located 45 kilometres from Brisbane has a large array of trails and tracks for walking and hiking and visitors can spend a couple of hours to a full day exploring the area which includes the Green Mountains and Binna Burra sections. There are also several picnic and barbecue spots with pleasant views and great opportunities for bird watching.

The Gold Coast is home to many other National Parks that feature various flora and fauna, diverse landscapes and terrain and beautiful water features such as stunning waterfalls. Gold Coast national parks offer excellent leisure opportunities for those looking for a relaxing experience as well as those looking for a more adventurous experience with opportunities to go hiking, camping, swimming and wildlife and bird watching.


Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park

Binna Burra, QLD

Lamington National Park is a must-see destination – a natural treasure and world heritage site and one of Australia’s largest preserves that houses the largest area of pristine sub-tropical forest. With over 900...

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Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park

Springbrook, QLD

Nature lovers heading to the gorgeous coastal area of the Gold Coast will be happy to know that the area houses some of the most amazing forests and pristine national parks. Come here and explore the famous Springbrook...

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Purlingbrook Falls

Purlingbrook Falls

Springbrook, QLD

Located in the lovely Springbrook National Park, Purlingbrook Falls is a fantastic attraction in the Gold Coast Hinterland. As one of the tallest waterfalls in Queensland, Purlingbrook Falls flow over a cliff for...

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Elabana Falls

O'Reilly, QLD

Elabana Falls is located in the Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Access to the falls is via walking tracks from Green Mountains (O’Reilly’s), including the Box Forest circuit and the...

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Numinbah Valley

Numinbah Valley

Numinbah Valley, QLD

To add some adventure and fun to your Gold Coast holiday, take a trip to Numinbah Valley for an adventure trail ride and numerous other fun activities. Start your trip with horse riding and continue with various other...

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Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge, QLD

Natural Bridge on the Gold Coast is an amazing natural rock formation that is a must visit. Located within the Springbrook National Park, this unusual geological feature attracts over 260,000 visitors a year...

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Currumbin Rock Pools

Currumbin Rock Pools

Currumbin Valley, QLD

The scenic view of rugged rocks, the calm pool of water and the beautiful forest all add together to make Currumbin Rock Pools an idyllic location for your family and friends. Located just a short 15 minutes drive from...

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Botanic Gardens

Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens

Tamborine Mountain, QLD

Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens is a must visit destination during your stay on the Gold Coast. As Tamborine Mountain is just a short drive from the Gold Coast city centre, it is easily accessible by car, or there...

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Mount Bithongabel

Mount Bithongabel

Limpinwood, NSW

If you want to experience some real Australian wilderness on your next Gold Coast holiday, consider a hike to Mount Bithongabel, located in one of the area’s most beautiful National Parks. Mount Bithongabel is...

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Mount Merino

Mount Merino

O'reilly, QLD

Mount Merino is found in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park, with extensive walking tracks that allow visitors to view the wonders of nature. Mount Merino, Binna Burra Bushwalking Map, Gold Coast Mount...

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Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve

Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve

Coombabah, QLD

The Coombabah Lake Conservation Park is a nature reserve that is a wetland on the Gold Coast, just a short drive north of Surfers Paradise. The Coombabah Lake Conservation Park protects over 2500 acres of a lowland...

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Nerang Forest Reserve

Nerang State Forest

Nerang, QLD

Nerang State Forest is located at the Gold Coast hinterland on the outskirts of Nerang and just 12 kilometres north-west of Surfers Paradise. The forest is known as a “dry rainforest” with grey gum, stringy...

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Pine Ridge Conservation Park

Pine Ridge Conservation Park

Runaway Bay, QLD

The Pine Ridge Conservation Park is a small conservation park which is located near the coast, just 10 kms north of the Gold Coast city centre via the Gold Coast Highway. Pine Ridge Conservation Park protects many...

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Numinbah Forest Reserve

Numinbah Valley, QLD

Numinbah Forest Reserve is located at the foothills of the Border Ranges, just 40 kilometres North of Murwillumbah, or 25 kilometres South-West of Nerang. It is one of the most popular natural attractions in Queensland...

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Mt Cougal

Mount Cougal

Currumbin Valley, QLD

Mount Cougal located within Springbrook National Park, just 25 kilometres south-west of the Gold Coast city centre. There are two peaks on the mountain, West Peak and East Peak which are about 694 meters above sea level...

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Mount Barney National Park

Mount Barney National Park

Barney View, QLD

Mount Barney National Park is a popular natural attraction for visitors to the Gold Coast. Located just 90km south west of Brisbane, this park is known as a sanctuary for several endangered bird species. Geographically...

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Coomera Falls

Coomera Falls

Beechmont, QLD

Coomera Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in the Lamington National Park which descends 64 metres into the Coomera Gorge. Coomera Falls is a segmented waterfall found on the upper side of river Coomera. In order to...

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Best of All Lookout

Best of All Lookout

Springbrook, QLD

Whilst visiting the popular Springbrook National Park, make sure you visit the Best of All Lookout. This lookout is known as the best viewing point on the Gold Coast and offers some of the most beautiful views of the...

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Great Walk

Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

Binna Burra, QLD

The Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk is a great tourist attraction for bushwalkers to the Gold Coast Hinterland. This area is famous for challenging hiking activities, bird watching and wildlife observation. The Great...

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Burleigh Heads National Park

Burleigh Heads National Park

Burleigh Heads, QLD

The Gold Coast is home to many beautiful national parks and forests. Burleigh Heads National Park is one such park where the forest meets the sea. Burleigh Heads National Park has been formed where volcanic columns...

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Currumbin rook pools

Currumbin Valley

Currumbin Valley, QLD

Indulge in the stunning natural environment of the Currumbin Valley whilst holidaying in the coastal area of the Gold Coast. This beautiful valley boasts a tranquil environment with remnants of rainforests, uprising...

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