Welcome to Gold Coast Hinterland
Inland from the surf, sand and half-nakedness of the Gold Coast, the densely forested mountains of the McPherson Range feel a million miles away and are a good spot to connect with the spirit of the local Yugambeh people. There are some brilliant national parks here, with subtropical jungle, waterfalls, lookouts and rampant wildlife. Springbrook National Park is arguably the wettest place in southeast Queensland, with cool air and a dense sea of forest. Lamington National Park attracts birdwatchers and hikers, while the kitschy Tamborine Mountain area lures craftwork hunters and cottage weekenders.