Tips & Articles

7
December
2018

How to get to Springbrook National Park?

Springbrook is a magical oasis bursting with colour. Bright green floods the area, with reds, blues, and purples splattering the flowers blossoming within. Stretching 6,197-hectares within the Gold Coast Hinterland is jam-packed with waterfalls, rainforests, spectacular lookouts, unique wildlife and natural beauty. Ways to get to Springbrook National Park Car If you’ve got a car, why not use it? Springbrook is easy to get to by car, only about a 45-minute drive from the Gold Coast, and a couple hours from Brisbane. Make sure you a confident behind the wheel, however, as the roads leading the national park are quite […]

26
October
2018

What is there to do in Gold Coast at night?

The Gold Coast is famous for its sunny day adventures, but what about after the sun sets? Nights don’t always have to be spent in a rowdy bar or luxurious restaurant (although this is always fun.) The Gold Coast is bursting with an array of night experiences for all ages. Here is our list of the most noteworthy activities on offer! Glow Worm Adventure The tropical rainforests of the Gold Coast’s Hinterlands are home to some of the most famous worms in the world, The Glow Worms. Venture into the world of darkness at the Springbrook National Park and find […]

26
October
2018

Why you should visit Purlingbrook Falls?

Imagine yourself standing below mighty cascading waterfalls, around you, lush ancient forests await you with paths trickling through the towering trees. You are immersed in the spectacular World Heritage-listed rainforest of Gondwana, nestled in the Springbrook National Park. What to do at Purlingbrook Falls? Purlingbrook Falls Lookout The lookout is only a short, a 300-metre walking track, and is well worth the trek. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a relaxing trail amongst the stunning scenery or a more upbeat, faster walk, you will enjoy this trek. See the very top of the waterfall as it thunders over the edge, […]

11
October
2018

Why Is It Called the Gold Coast?

Bursting with sun, sand, and sea, the Gold Coast is the tropical wonderland of Australia. It’s no wonder it is one of the top destinations, with rainforests, mountain ranges, pristine beaches, and skyscrapers sprinkling the area. But where did it get its name? The History of the Area Before European settlements came to Australia, the Gold Coast area was a natural wonderland, home to white sandy beaches, rolling mountains, river valleys, and both salt and freshwater wetlands. The indigenous community lived cohesively within the environment, inhabiting the area for more than 23,000 years before any European settlement. The Birth of […]

11
October
2018

What To Do in Gold Coast City?

The Gold Coast is known for its magnificent natural attractions surrounding the area. But with all these natural wonders, a good deal of may forget to explore the dazzling city centre of the Gold Coast. With shinning skyscrapers, golden sands, and rollercoaster rides. Sightsee the area and get a lay of the land, discovering the history and culture of the Gold Coast. Things to do in Gold Coast City Nerang River For a relaxing journey, venture down the Nerang River on the canal cruise. Spend a couple hours in the sun as you take in the sights, learning about the […]

5
October
2018

Where is Gondwana Rainforest?

Listed as a world heritage area, the Gondwana Rainforest is the largest subtropical rainforest and is teeming with Australian Wildlife. The protected area is known to have remanets of rainforests that dwelled in the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana. A living snapshot of history, this place is crawling with ancient plants and primitive animals. The Unique Inhabitants The unique flora and fauna of this rainforest are well worth the journey, with hundreds of different plant and animal species roaming around. It has the highest number of marsupials, frogs, snakes, and birds in all of Australia. As well as having over 200 […]

20
September
2018

What to do in Surfers Paradise?

The Gold Coast is famous for its fun, sunny sights, and Surfers Paradise is no exception. The seaside resort is famous for its incredible beachfront, exciting nightlife, blood pumping activities, and fun atmosphere. Adventure awaits! The beach As the name suggests, the beach is a paradise for surfers and beach lovers. It’s pristine sand and crashing waves make it one of Australia’s most iconic beaches. Lifeguards patrol daily, so make sure to swim within the flags, as the current can get a bit rough in outer areas. Even if you aren’t an avid surfer or swimmer, you can still enjoy […]

8
August
2018

How to Experience the Gallery Walk in the Gold Coast?

Mount Tamborine sits at the heart of Australia’s Gold Coast Hinterland. 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 […]

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 […]

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