Tips & Articles

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, also named the green behind the gold, 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. In 1995, the government combined of the city, hinterland and the northern areas together, creating the seventh largest […]

   
  
15
August
2017

Tweed Shield Volcano and Caldera

Australia’s Gold Coast is full of incredible natural wonders, including the Tweed Shield Volcano and Caldera, which is the largest erosion caldera in the entirety of the southern hemisphere. The volcano is now extinct, but the surrounding landscape still provides an incredible backdrop to explore if you’re in the area. You might have heard of the scenery under a different name – it’s also been dubbed Mount Warning Volcano, Tweed Volcano, and Tweed Caldera amongst others. It has also been declared as a Landscape of National Significance by the National Landscape program, who has also given it the title of […]

   
  
2
August
2017

The Glow Worms Tour Along the Gold Coast

Escape the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast’s vibrant nightlife in search of some of nature’s most incredible wonders. Glow worms, a creature found only in Australia and New Zealand, shimmer around ancient forests in this part of the country, promising a magical experience that takes place after dark. The area the glow worms live in is a heritage site, which means the only way to get up close and personal with them is to take a guided tour. While on these tours, you’ll not only get to see the creatures and their fairytale habitat, but you’ll learn all […]

   
  
24
July
2017

Fishing, Yabbie Pumping and Crabbing on the Gold Coast

Australia’s Gold Coast is a haven of wildlife and a firm favourite for keen fishermen. The sprawling landscape and many different waterways make it the perfect spot to try your hand at fishing for crabs, yabbies, and other marine species. Fishing on the Gold Coast Fishing is a popular sport on the Gold Coast thanks to its excellent beachside setting. This means there are plenty of spots along the coast to cast your rod into, regardless of whether you’re an amateur fishermen or someone with slightly more experience. Deep Sea Fishing There are plenty of opportunities to go deep sea […]

   
  
12
July
2017

On Cloud Nine: The Mount Tamborine Skywalk

The sprawling expanse of the Gold Coast is made up of lush rainforest scenery and wild coastlines – all of which you can explore with the Mount Tamborine Skywalk. Offering visitors a unique way to explore the popular landmark of Mount Tamborine, the skywalk soars alongside the rainforest canopies, looking out over pretty rock pools and rich vegetation. The walk itself takes place along a steel, structured bridge that guides visitors through the canopies of the rainforest. It takes about 45-minutes to do the whole walk at a slow and leisurely pace, taking in the stunning scenery and stopping along […]

   
  
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