There’s so much more that you can discover in the Gold Coast. Aside from its world famous fine sand beaches, the Gold Coast is also home to the majestic landscapes of the Hinterland region. We at the Bay of Palms invite you to explore the mountainous and lush trails in the Hinterland. You’ll be delightfully surprised by its wonderful scenery and its diverse ecosystem. Our knowledgeable staff at our South Gold Coast accommodation have prepared a short list of hiking trails that you can easy stroll through while taking a relaxing holiday at the Gold Coast.
Green Mountains, Lamington National Park
The Green Mountains has a number of bushwalking tracks that hikers can walk through. Albert Circuit is an easy 21km 7 hour walk that features the stunning scenery in southeast Queensland. Hikers can catch sight of cascading waterfalls, Antarctic beech trees, aerial gardens and wildflowers. Wallabies, fresh water crays, and lyrebirds are just some of the endemic wildlife that you’ll see in Green Mountains. You can also take on a challenging walk at West Canungra Creek circuit and Box Forest circuit which features a beautiful stand of brush box trees, two waterfalls and Picnic Rock.
A mere short drive from our Currumbin family accommodation, you’ll find 12 approximately 3km walking tracks in Tamborine Mountain. Each comfortable tracks are well maintained and are very suitable for birdwatching, sightseeing and family picnics. Some of the most popular walking tracks in Tamborine Mountain include Joalah Section where you’ll find 500 year old giant fig tree and glow worms that live around Curtis Falls, Palm Grove which is mostly inhabited by lyrebirds and wallabies, and MacDonald Park where you’ll see massive fig trees and vibrantly coloured snail-eating birds called pittas.
Mount Cougal, Springbrook National Park
Located just a stone’s throw away from our affordable luxury Gold Coast accommodation, hikers can take a short yet soothing stroll at Mount Cougal in Springbrook National Park. Bushwalkers are mostly enthralled by the beautiful sights in Cougal’s Cascade track. A mere 800 metres of safe track, Cougal Cascades boasts of the loveliest stream in the region. Visitors are allowed to take a refreshing dip at pristine sections of the creek that comes from numerous waterfalls and rapids at Cougal's Cascades. Mount Cougal is home to an abundant array of plants species including palm groves, crow's nests and staghorns. You’ll also find a wide variety snakes and mammals. Birdwatcher will enjoy spotting different and colourful birds species that include wompoo, brown pigeons, whipbirds, and rufous fantails.
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