Tips & Articles

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. 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 […]