Top things to do in Gold Coast Hinterland

National Park in Gold Coast Hinterland

Springbrook National Park

A 27-sq-km national park, Springbrook 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 rainfore…
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…
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,…
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 300m trail from the car park to the lookout takes you past a clump of gn…
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, with toi…
Natural Feature in Springbrook National Park

Natural Bridge

The scenic Natural Bridge, off the Nerang–Murwillumbah road, has a 1km paved walking circuit leading to a huge rock arch spanning a water-formed cave – home to a luminous colony of glowworms, best seen on summer eve…
Pub Food in Tamborine Mountain

St Bernards Hotel

A rambling old mountain pub reminiscent of a Swiss ski lodge, with a large timber terrace and sweeping views. It offers reasonable if basic pub grub, such as fish and chips and the steak and Guinness pot pie. You mi…
Viewpoint in Springbrook National Park

Canyon Lookout

Canyon Lookout affords jagged views through the valley all the way to Surfers Paradise.
Waterfall in Springbrook National Park

Purling Brook Falls

Just off Springbrook Rd, the feathery Purling Brook Falls drops a rather astonishing 109m into the rainforest: worth braving the vertigo-inducing lookout.