Explore the marvelous mountainous region of the Gold Coast. We at Raffles Royale Apartments encourage guests to discover the magnificent Hinterland where they can enjoy delightful family activities such as hiking through the bushlands, birdwatching and picnics in the rainforest. Our gracious staff at the Surfers Paradise family accommodation has provided a list of national parks conveniently located nearby Surfers Paradise.
Tamborine National Parks
Nestled at the coastal plains of Queensland and New South Whales border, Tamborine Mountain invites hikers to explore its lush tracks leading to plateaus 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
Visitors at our accommodation apartments in Gold Coast 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. Burleigh Heads National Park is set directly in between Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta and provides a stunning landscape, an array of endemic wildlife as well as more sparkling beaches in the Gold Coast.
Lamington National Park
Lamington National Park is located at the Scenic Rim which lies in the vast mountains across the Queensland-NSW border. Discover hidden wonders as you walk through the wind eroded caves, fern filled gullies and mountain lookouts with breathtaking panorama. Hikers 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.
Mt Barney National Park
(see inset) Mt Barney National Park is surrounded by tall mountains namely Mt Maroon, Mt May and Mt Barney which visitors can hike through. Marvel at the picturesque views from the lookout points. The Park boasts of vast protected areas which includes an open forest and a rainforest. Mt Barney National Park is also home to a lot of animal and plant species that including a variety of wallabies, kangaroos and birds.
Springbrook National Park
The Springbrook National Park provides tourists with walking trails ranging from easy to moderate 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. The Park is also located on the Scenic Rim at the Queensland-NSW border.
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