Tips & Articles

8
August
2018

How to Experience the Gallery Walk in the Gold Coast?

Mount Tamborine sits at the heart of Australia’s Gold Coast. Here, pristine beaches sprawl inwards to the hinterland, where mountain ranges carve exquisite silhouettes against the horizon. One of the most popular attractions in the Gold Coast is the much-visited Gallery Walk. This stretch of the area is home to more than 60 different arts, crafts, and curiosity shops that sell everything from handmade homeware items to bespoke pieces of artwork. As well as a series of creative boutiques, Gallery Walk also has a number of family-run restaurants serving both local and international cuisine, and a handful of cosy cafes […]

   
  
7
July
2018

Exploring the Gold Coast Hinterland

Australia’s Gold Coast is known for its lush beaches and laidback party lifestyle, but there’s another side to it hidden further inland. In the hinterland, nature reigns supreme, with plenty of national parks packed full of native animal species and ancient plants. Here, visitors can explore quaint mountain villages, discover tree-lined streets sporting artisan stores and local galleries, and soak up the stunning natural beauty that characterises this part of the country. Mount Tamborine marks the central point of the Hinterland, with walking trails and stunning lookout points sprawling out around it. Elsewhere, wineries proffer delicious tasting opportunities while travelling […]

   
  
12
May
2018

The Glow Worms of the Gold Coast

It’s easy to think that glow worms are make-believe creatures that only make special appearances in fairy tales, but they are very much a reality in Australia and New Zealand. Because they are only found in this part of the world, they are some of the planet’s rarest and most fascinating creatures. Australia’s impressive Gold Coast is the perfect place to see these mesmerising creatures in their natural habitat. Throughout the region, you can spot the lit-up critters flitting beneath the ancient canopies of lush rainforests or tucked away inside caves that date back millions of years. Set along the […]

   
  
3
April
2018

Mount Tambourine Vineyard and Winery

The Gold Coast isn’t one of Australia’s prime wine-making regions, but it still plays host to a handful of vineyards that produce some of the best flavours in the country. At the centre of it all is the Mount Tambourine Vineyard and Winery, which can be found right in the middle of Gallery walk at the peak of the mountain. The boutique winery has won many awards over the years and provides guests with a range of tasting opportunities, a tasty restaurant, and an on-site gift shop. Covering more than 68 acres, the winery dates back to 1990 when it […]

   
  
22
February
2018

The Birds and Plants of Springbrook Mountain

The Gold Coast is made up of sprawling natural scenery that’s home to an abundance of native flora and fauna. Take Springbrook Mountain, for example, which boasts a huge selection of creatures and plants just waiting to be discovered. Springbrook Mountain can be found in Springbrook National Park, which makes up a large part of the Gold Coast hinterland. Set just outside of Brisbane, it is part of the Shield Volcano Group of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Visitors flock to the region to soak up its incredible natural beauty and to discover some of the rare […]

   
  
23
January
2018

Things to Do at The Mount Tamborine Skywalk

Australia’s Gold Coast is renowned for its amazing landscapes, which are drizzled with pretty forests and dipping valleys. It sprawls out right up to the ocean line, promising visitors a hearty mix of stunning wildlife and fast-paced adventure. At its heart, Mount Tamborine soars skywards in a show of jaw-dropping beauty. It’s one of the most popular attractions in the region and is one of the biggest draws to the area. On the mountain, you can try your hand at a brand new adventure that lets you explore the Gold Coast from a unique perspective while getting your adrenalin pumping. […]

   
  
6
December
2017

Crabbing on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most popular destinations for viewing incredible wildlife and natural scenery. The long stretch of coastline is home to a selection of pretty beaches that are flanked by soaring mountain ranges and ancient forests. Down by the shore, visitors flock to gaze out at the stunning views of the ocean and try some of the fascinating things to do in the area. Crabbing is one of the most popular activities along the Gold Coast, with many of the beaches dedicated to crabbing and pumping for Yabbies. Keen fishermen and novice crabbers alike gather together […]

   
  
22
November
2017

The Plant and Animal Life of the Springbrook Mountains

Springbrook makes up a huge part of the Gold Coast’s skyline. It boasts an eclectic mishmash of habitats, from cool forests, to mountainous views and cascading waterfalls. There are ancient creeks that date back thousands of years and a lush rainforest, all of which provide the perfect homes for several of Australia’s most beloved plant and animal species. With more than 100 species of birds, frogs and reptiles, as well as a diverse array of colourful plant life, there is plenty to see and do for nature lovers who find themselves in the area. The Animal Life in Springbrook The […]

   
  
9
November
2017

Things to Do at Cedar Creek

The Gold Coast is haven of picturesque walks, mesmerising waterfalls, and must-see attractions. Cedar Creek is one of these hotspots. Set between Airlie Beach and Proserpine, it forms a natural rock amphitheatre that is surrounded by waterfalls, vibrant plant life, and colourful birds. Cedar Creek is easy to reach with a designated car park. From there, you can take one of the bush walks up around the falls and take in the crystal clear waters of the rock pool from a different perspective. Keep your eyes peeled for unique fish, turtles, and lizards while you’re there. Activities at Cedar Creek […]

   
  
1
November
2017

The Ecosystem of Natural Arch and Springbrook

In 1994, the Springbrook National Park was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Gondwana Rainforest on the Gold Coast that characterises it. Here, the plateau is a throwback to the days when the northern part of the park was once made up of an impressive volcano. It rose around 2000m skywards, and its lava flows have created the sheer cliffs that can be found around Springbrook to this very day. Today, heavy rainfall feeds the meandering streams in the park, powering several waterfalls and continuing to shape the landscape over time. Natural Bridge is a fine […]