Tips & Articles

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. Things to Do at […]

   
  
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 […]

   
  
24
October
2017

The Mount Tamborine Skywalk

The Gold Coast is a haven of natural adventures, boasting a landscape of lush forests and sprawling hinterland right up until the ocean. Mount Tamborine is one of the more popular attractions in the region, promising visitors the chance to experience stunning views and explore rainforest life in this part of the country. The Mount Tamborine Skywalk is a brand new eco-adventure that gives you the chance to discover the area in a unique and thrilling way, while getting up close and personal with the rainforest canopies. Set amongst thirty acres of privately-owned rainforest next to the pristine pools of […]

   
  
12
October
2017

Exploring Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast

Burleigh Heads sits in the picturesque surrounds of the Gold Coast, and is a cultural suburb of Queensland. It stretches towards Miami Headland in the north and Tallebudgera Creek, Palm Beach, in the south. Within its confines, there are shopping and industrial areas, a man-made lake, and plenty of parks and gardens to explore. At the centre of the town you’ll find James Street, where there are lots of cafes, delis, shops, and restaurants to enjoy. But Burleigh Heads is best known for its exceptional surf break, which attracts keen surfers from all around the Gold Coast and beyond. The […]

   
  
4
October
2017

The Waterfalls of Natural Arch and Springbrook

Set in the stunning expanse of the Gold Coast hinterland, Springbrook is a paradise for nature lovers. Here, you can explore incredible views from pretty lookout points, take enjoyable walks, and spot rare plants, ancient trees, and native animal species. One of the biggest draws of the region are the plentiful waterfalls. These cascading attractions are beautiful to look at and are also home to some eye-catching species of plant and animals. Here are some of the best in the area. 1. Purling Brook Falls Perhaps the most impressive waterfall on the mountain, Purling Brook Falls is best seen right […]

   
  
27
September
2017

The Springbrook Research Observatory

Australia’s Gold Coast is renowned for its incredible selection of wildlife encounters and lush scenery that seems to spread out forever in every direction. The hinterland is a firm favourite amongst travellers, but if you take a moment to look up when darkness falls, you’ll see that the region is also home to one of the most impressive sights: an uninterrupted night sky. At the Springbrook Research Observatory, you can discover the sheer beauty of the Australian sky and learn more about the different constellations. Sure, seeing the stars light up the sky with the naked eye is well worth […]

   
  
14
September
2017

Things to Do at Burleigh Heads

The Gold Coast is full of little gems just waiting to be explored, like Burleigh Heads, which sits between Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta. It’s renowned for its picturesque backdrop and its plethora of things to do along its pristine shores. The Beach at Burleigh Heads Known as simply Burleigh to the locals, Burleigh Heads is the ideal spot for swimming and surfing thanks to its protected waters that sit snug between a wild headland. Around the beach, Burleigh Heads National Park unfolds in a pretty display of walking trails and wildlife, promising exceptional views out across the ocean to the […]

   
  
11
September
2017

The Crustaceans of the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has long been a hotspot for trawlers, who have caught and sold their daily catches for decades. Prawn trawlers, tuna long liners, and crab trawlers all find themselves at home in the warm waters around the Gold Coast, where there are numerous varieties of fish and crustaceans to spot, catch, and serve up. The boats leave the coast in the late evening, trawling their way through the night, and then return in the morning with boats piled high with the freshest seafood. Many of the trawlers sell their goods directly from their boats, and tourists and locals […]

   
  
24
August
2017

The Mountain Ranges of the Gold Coast Hinterland

The Gold Coast is famed for its sprawling white-sand beaches and its plentiful swimming and surfing opportunities. But, head further inland, and you’re greeted by a breath-taking landscape characterised by jutting peaks and dipping valleys. This area is known as the Gold Coast Hinterland, and it makes up a large part of southeast Queensland. Here, beaches are replaced by mountain views, and swimming and surfing are taken over by hiking, camping, and other mountain-based adventures. Known for its rainforests, mountain resorts, lookouts, and an eclectic selection of flora and fauna, the hinterland provides the perfect backdrop for the vibrant coastal […]