Lamington National Park
Australia’s largest remnant of subtropical rainforest cloaks the deep valleys and steep cliffs of the McPherson Range, reaching elevations of 1100m on the Lamington Plateau. Here, the 200-sq-km Lamington National Park is a Unesco World Heritage site and has over 160km of walking trails.
Springbrook National Park
About a 40-minute drive west of Burleigh Heads, Springbrook National Park is a steep remnant of the huge Tweed Shield volcano that centred on nearby Mt Warning in NSW more than 20 million years ago. It’s a wonderland for hikers, with excellent trails through cool-temperate, subtropical and eucalypt forests offering a mosaic of gorges, cliffs and waterfalls.