With rainforest bushwalks, waterfall lookouts and even a treetop Skywalk, a stroll amongst the birds and trees may just be the recharge you need. Wineries, a brewery and distillery on the mountain can offer a change of pace. Home-grown produce and delights by local artisans are the perfect souvenirs to take home with you.
Gallery Walk is home to over 60 quaint art, craft and gift stores as well as a variety of culinary delights.
Natural Bridge Falls
Located in Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge features a unique rock arch formation formed by the force of a year-round waterfall cascading over a basalt cave. A guided nocturnal tour is available at night to see the resident colony of protected glow-worms and microbats. On summer nights, luminous fungi and fireflies can also be visible.
Hinze Dam offers an impressive view for visitors over its large embankment and ungated spillway across the Nerang River. A good spot for a walk and a visit to the education centre followed by a picnic, barbeque or cafe lunch.
O’Reilly’s and Lamington National Park
90 minutes by road west of the Gold Coast, O'Reilly's features a rainforest location, unique and diverse wildlife, popular hiking trails, picnic grounds and accommodation villas. Bird feeding is encouraged with seed available for sale to visitors.