Introducing Gold Coast Hinterland
Inland from the surf, sand, and half-naked bods on the Gold Coast beaches, the densely forested and unspoiled mountains of the McPherson Range feel like a million miles away. The range forms a natural barrier between the eastern coastline and the rolling green hills of the Darling Downs, and the national parks here are a subtropical paradise of rainforests, waterfalls, numerous walking tracks, panoramic lookouts and amazing wildlife.
Gold Coast Hinterland destination guides
Hot Air Ballooning including Champagne Breakfast from the Gold Coast or Brisbane
View a sunrise with a difference, whilst floating in a hot air balloon over the Hinterland. Breathe in the wide-open spaces and be amazed at the colorful spectacle of other balloons in the morning sky. After landing, enjoy hot air balloon pack-up games followed by a hearty breakfast with champagne at O'Reilly's Grand Homestead and Boutique Vineyard.
O'Reilly's Lamington National Park and Tree Top Canopy Tour
Experience the natural beauty of World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park on a Queensland day trip from Brisbane or Gold Coast. You’ll visit an Alpaca farm, see unparalleled views from Mount Tamborine, watch for colorful birds, and enjoy a variety of rainforest activities at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, including a treetop canopy walk.