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Gold Coast National Parks

Posted in Local Area @ Jun 1st 2011 1:13pm - By Administrator

Aside from the sparkling surfing beaches, the Gold Coast is also blessed with national parks that provide a stunning backdrop for the famed seaside metropolis. Visitors can explore the wonderful Hinterland and its surrounding National Parks where they can hike through the lush rainforest and spend tranquil moments with nature. Our Broadbeach holiday accommodation at Capricornia Apartments have listed down a few national parks that you and your family can visit while on a leisure holiday at the spectacular Gold Coast.

Lamington National Park

Located at the Scenic Rim, Lamington National Park lies in a stretch mountains across the Queensland-NSW border. Guests at our Broadbeach holiday apartments can take 30 minute drive from Surfers Paradise to get to the Park where they can enjoy a 160km walking tracks that leads to crystal clear streams and waterfalls. Hikers can also walk through the wind eroded caves, fern filled gullies and mountain lookouts with breathtaking panorama.

Tamborine National Parks

Tamborine Mountain is set along the coastal plain from the Queensland/NSW border where you can discover lush tracks leading to plateau overlooking the surrounding lowlands, including the Nerang and Coomera River valleys, Gold Coast, Pacific Ocean, Albert River valley and Great Dividing Range.

Burleigh Head National Park

Nestled directly in between Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads National Park provides a wonderful scenery, an array of endemic wildlife as well as more stunning beaches in the Gold Coast. Visitors can enjoy rainforest walk and bird watching at the picnic sites within the Park. If you’re lucky you may spot some whales off the point or you can learn about the Aboriginal culture.

Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park lies on the Scenic Rim at the Queensland-NSW border. The Park offers visitors with walking tracks ranging from easy to strenuous and provides lookout points as well as tracks that lead to the waterfalls and ancient forests. Within the Park is the Springbrook Plateau which has a 2720ha land area that protects rainforests, eucalypt forests and the headwaters of rivers flowing to the Gold Coast.

Mt Barney National Park

Surrounded by a majestic mountains, Mt Barney National Park offers hikers a great view of Mt Barney, Mt Maroon and Mt May. The Park boasts of incredible areas of open forest, rainforest and hosts a wide variety of other plant species. Mt Barney National Park is also inhabited by a lot of animal and plant species that include an array of birds, wallabies and kangaroos.

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