Forget about the glistening beaches of the Gold Coast
, The Hinterland is where it’s at! Whether you’re chasing serenity and beauty or fun and adventure, the Gold Coast Hinterland is a great destie. Chock full of scenic drives and great walks through quaint villages, green valleys, lush rainforests and past spectacular waterfalls, this is nature’s paradise for sure! So hop to it – get your carpool sorted and book your Gold Coast Hinterland accommodation with us!
Just 30 minutes from the bustling Gold Coast strip, the National Parks and reserves of the hinterlands will bring your senses to life again. The spectacular sights, fresh smells and sounds of nature will both thrill and chill you at the same time. Don’t over think it, just go with the flow and wander down the first track you see. There are tonnes on offer. Wind your way through Lamington National Park for spectacular views across the sub-tropical rainforest, ancient beech forest and dry eucalypt forest. For local waterfalls, lush rainforest and rugged gorges, trample across Springbrook National Park. While you’re there, don’t miss the Natural Bridge, a peculiar geological feature where you should keep your eyes – and cameras – peeled for glow worms! To get a birds’ eye view without climbing a tree – coz that’s just a bit OTT – bust a move to the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, set amongst the treetops of the rainforest overlooking a creek and rock pools below.
For less pretty stuff, and more food to fill that gaping void in your stomach, the charming villages dotted across the hinterlands are full of cute cafes and gourmet produce, as well as local galleries and artisan stores. To have your grapes in liquid form, wink wink, head straight to Tamborine Mountain
to taste your way through the wineries and the award-winning Tamborine Mountain Distillery. For the best food platter your buddies have ever seen, pick up a load of fresh local produce on sale at farm and village stalls along the roads – then dig in!
Thinking it’s too far to go? Absolutely not! A roadie to the Gold Coast Hinterlands is super quick from the Gold Coast and signs will point the way for the half-hour to hour journey. It’s also a sweet ride from Brisbane
, which is just over an hour away, and about the same from northern NSW towns like Byron Bay
. Where else is this close, beautiful and full of gourmet delights to tuck into? Nowhere! So check out our range of Gold Coast Hinterland hotels, cottages and retreats so you can indulge in the beauty and the wine.