Top things to do in Gold Coast Hinterland

Top Choice Cheese in Tamborine Mountain

Witches Chase Cheese Company

For over a decade, the Witches Chase has been producing small-batch cheese, yoghurt and ice cream from hyper-local 'animal-centred' dairies with pasture-fed goats and cows. Sample and purchase their beautiful range,…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Tamborine Mountain

Long Road Bistro

Pop in for a big Sunday roast (say, pork belly with a beetroot and green-apple relish) or grab a lentil burger or cookies-and-cream-pimped iced coffee. It's part of the Witches Chase Cheese Company so, as you might …
National Park in Gold Coast Hinterland

Springbrook National Park

A 27-sq-km national park, Springbrook's is an ancient volcanic landscape with a 900m-high plateau cut through with gorges and a few even loftier outcrops. It's a world away from the coast, with cool-temperate rainfo…
National Park in Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine National Park

Queensland’s oldest national park comprises 13 sections stretching across the 8km plateau, offering waterfalls and super views of the Gold Coast. Accessed via easy-to-moderate walking trails are Witches Falls, Curti…
Viewpoint in Springbrook National Park

Best of All Lookout

True to its name, the Best of All Lookout offers phenomenal views from the southern edge of the Springbrook Plateau to the lowlands below. The 350m trail from the car park to the lookout takes you past a clump of gn…
National Park in Gold Coast Hinterland

Lamington National Park

The 200-sq-km Lamington National Park is a Unesco World Heritage site with more than 160km of walking trails. This is a wonderful place for bushwalking, including the three-day Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk, whic…
Cafe in Springbrook National Park

Dancing Waters Café

Next to the Purling Brook Falls car park, this affable cafe serves healthy salads, fab toasted sandwiches and homemade cakes and scones. The pear-and-ginger upside-down cake is legend around these parts (and also ha…
Viewpoint in Springbrook National Park

Canyon Lookout

Canyon Lookout affords jagged views through the valley all the way to Surfers Paradise. This is also the start of a 4km circuit walk to Twin Falls, which is part of Springbrook's longest trail, the 17km Warrie Circu…
Pub Food in Tamborine Mountain

St Bernards Hotel

A rambling old mountain pub with a large timber terrace and sweeping views. Offers reasonable if basic pub grub such as fish and chips, and chicken parmigiana. The macadamia-nut chicken tenderloins ($29.90) are a ta…
Waterfall in Springbrook National Park

Goomoolahra Falls

At the end of Springbrook Rd there’s a superb lookout beside the 60m Goomoolahra Falls, giving views across the plateau and all the way back to the coast. There's a pretty creek-side picnic area here, too.