10 National Parks in Gold Coast: Paradise for All Animal Lovers!
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Gold Coast National Parks

  1. Burleigh Head National Park
  2. Lamington National Park
  3. Springbrook National Park
  4. Tamborine National Park
  5. Nerang National Park
  6. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. Hinterland Regional Park
  8. David Fleay Wildlife Park
  9. Nicoll Scrub National Park
  10. Miami Bushland Reserve
Gold Coast National Parks are some of the best places to understand the flora and fauna of Australia in a detailed manner. Plan a perfect getaway in the lap of nature to find peace and solace from all the city hustle by visiting some of the famous national parks in Gold Coast during afternoon hours. 

Enjoy simple hiking trails at the famous Burleigh Head National Park or make your way to witness the long Lamington Plateau, offering serenity and peace. You can also check out Springbrook National Park which can not be covered in one day trip. Try camping and hiking among waterfalls here or get amazed by the glowing cave for your perfect off-beat day out with loved ones. It is also known as one of the most famous and popular Gold Coast National Parks among locals as well as tourists, because of its rainforests and picnic areas.

Here is the list of the top national parks in Gold Coast:

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Lamington National Park

 The natural setting of Lamington National Park is very well, as are its pristine mountains, walking trails, birds, old trees, and rainforests. It is located on the 51,000-section-long Lamington Plateau in the Australian state of Queensland. One of the greatest sites to visit on the Gold Coast is Lamington National Park, which is habitat to more than 180 species, many of which are on the verge of extinction.

The National Park is located 3000 feet above sea level and 30 km from the Pacific Ocean. One of Australia's top natural attractions, the Western Lamington plateau, also known as O'Reilly, is where Green Mountain is located.

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Tamborine National Park

At 560 meters above sea level, Tamborine National Parks in Gold Coast offers views of the Pacific Ocean, the Gold Coast cityscape, and the nature reserves of the Scenic Rim towards the east and west, respectively. The park includes portions called Cedar Grove, The Knoll, and Palm Grove in addition to Witches Falls, which was designated Queensland's 1st national park in 1908.

Additionally, it is home to the endangered dazzling burrawang and Albert's lyrebird. Discover some of the nine walking trails in the park that lead to picturesque vistas, lovely waterfalls, forests of big red cedars, and groves of towering piccabeen palms.

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is at the top of the list of the various attractions that draw tourists to the Gold Coast. It is more or less a paradise for those who love the outdoors and animals since it is engulfed in about 27 hectares of preserved rainforest. One of the top Gold Coast National Parks, this wildlife sanctuary, a non-profit institution that has been rapidly enhancing and restocking biodiversity and animals over the past 70 years.

A wide range of birds, amphibians, insects, and mammals may be seen here. It provides a rare chance to observe native species of creatures in their original bushland habitat.

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Burleigh Head National Park

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Discover a natural headland that is wild and undeveloped in the center of the Gold Coast. Here you can go on hikes through the rainforest and along the rocky coastline while watching sea eagles fly overhead. This is one of the Gold Coast National Parks, which has mangroves, eucalypt forests, pandanus groves, tussock grasslands, and coastal heaths.

One can find extinct volcano columns meet the sea at this park. One of Australia's most well-known surfing point breakers can be seen on its northern side. Visitors can see the Rainforest circuit, stroll through a botanical garden, and keep an eye out for Tumgun Lookout for humpback whales in the winter and spring.

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Springbrook National Park

Keep an eye out for stunning vistas of the Gold Coast that are broken up by volcanic mountains and valleys. This heritage-listed natural reserve in the hinterland of the Gold Coast is a marvel to visit with magnificent waterfalls, expansive coastline vistas, and thick rainforests. In picturesque Springbrook National Park, take meandering routes through wooded gorges, stopping at cascades and watchtowers along the way.

This Gold Coast National Parks is a rare area of wilderness that is a component of Australia's Gondwana Rainforests and a UNESCO World Heritage Area. The refuge is renowned for its stunning vistas, rich vegetation, and animals. Travel to Canyon via car.

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Nerang National Park

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Nerang National Park & State Forest, which is only 12 kilometers from the center of Surfers Paradise, provides a tranquil haven where you may decompress, unwind, and recharge in nature. This park and forest, which is well-liked by locals and tourists, provide a lush background to the Gold Coast inland town of Nerang.

Enjoy a beautiful bush walk along the creek here on Casuarina Grove Trail or indulge in the tranquility by setting out on a leisurely horseback ride over the system of recreational routes. Keep a watch out for koalas resting in the trees and glossy black-cockatoos grazing in the casuarina woods in this well-known wilderness refuge. 

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Hinterland Regional Park

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 A collection of several little tracks that together cover a respectable distance, Hinterland is a  lovely regional park in Mudgeeraba. The park is a terrific place to relax and appreciate nature or engage in a variety of leisure pursuits. In 1869, European settlers arrived in Mudgeeraba for the first time, on this parkland.

The removal of trees for sawmills, the grazing of beef and dairy cattle, the building of water pipes and power lines, and  the invasion of discovered pasture legumes have all significantly altered the original vegetation over the past 140 years.

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David Fleay Wildlife Park

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 A little wildlife sanctuary with a twist, David Fleay's is located right in the middle of Burleigh Heads. Discover some of Queensland's unique and endangered animals as you stroll through the peaceful settings. Fleay's is the only nature reserve where visitors can observe the shy fettered nail tail wallaby, which was previously believed to be extinct for more than 30 years.

Meeting and conversing with both the Queensland Parks & Animals Service Rangers, who look after the park's distinctive and lovely wildlife, is a delight. Another example is the Fleays in Flight display, where the sizable raptors wow spectators with their amazing speed and wing spans.

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Nicoll Scrub National Park

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There is no question that somehow this park is the ideal location to provide visitors with unusual natural beauty. The variety of plants in this park will make you become fascinated by it. Nearly 200 plant species may be found in this forest, which has five different types of rainforest. Six of these plant species are presently regarded as vulnerable.

Nicoll Scrub National Park is the only national park which is located in the middle and lower Currumbin Valley. This park is well-known for its six species of mammal, roughly 56 species of bird, and eight species of reptile and amphibian species.

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Miami Bushland Reserve

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For those who enjoy the outdoors and are looking for a quick getaway, the four-hectare Miami Bushland Reserve is ideal National Parks in Gold Coast . You can travel via Anthony Drive to Bardon Avenue by using an 800-meter bushwalk that has several steps in it. Despite its urban setting and relative isolation, Miami Bushland Reserve has significant ecological benefits for the city.

One can enjoy a perfect getaway with their family and friends away from all the hustle and bustle of the city life. Stroll around in nature with your loved ones as you reenergize among natural species.

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People Also Ask About Gold Coast

  1. Which are the best national parks on the Gold Coast?

    1. Tamborine National Park-.One of the most famous Gold Coast National Parks, this place offers amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the Gold Coast cityscape, and the nature reserves of the Scenic Rim towards the east and west.

    2. Wollumbin National Park- Wollumbin National Park is well recognized for its placement amidst the peculiar suburbs of Northern NSW and for the beautiful Mount Warning.

    3. Burleigh Head National Park- The Burleigh Head National Park is one of major landmarks of the Gold Coast which offers rainforests, eucalypt forests and many more natural bliss.

    4. Lamington National Park- Lamington National Park offers a rainforest experience straight out of a fairy tale, from being dwarfed by massive trees to witnessing rainbows erupt in rushing waterfalls.

    5. National Park of Mount Barney- This national park is accessible from a moderate two-hour drive from Nerang and is for serious outdoor enthusiasts. The park is also known as the South East Queensland's second-highest peak.
  2. Which are the best trekking trails at Lamington National Park?

    1. Treetop and Booyong Walk- The simplest hike in Lamington National Park is the Booyong and Treetop Walk. Anyone may achieve the simple 9 kilometer distance. For those in need, wheelchair facilities are also available. This path is free to use and does not need payment.

    2. Border Track- The 22 km distance connecting Binna Burra Lodge and O'Reillys Rainforest Retreat is where the border track is located. One route takes seven hours to finish, and you may take in the breathtaking scenery of the wildlife and waterfalls on your journey to the top.

    3. Moran Falls- The panorama of Moran Falls & Moran's Creek Gorge from Moran Fall is breathtaking. It climbs a total of 250 meters and reaches a height of 912 meters. It is a simple route that has a short hike of around 6.2 km
  3. What is the best time to visit National parks in the Gold Coast?

    The best time to visit national parks in Gold Coast is from March to May, when the weather is pleasant and offers active flora and fauna in the parks.
  4. What are the things to carry while visiting national parks in the Gold Coast?

    • Bring along some comfy shoes. You should choose hiking shoes rather than expensive footwear because the path is not smooth.
    • The intense heat here can burn your skin, so make sure to bring sunscreen & a hat with you.
    • Bring a first aid kit, some quick meals, and a lamp.
    • Household pets are not permitted in the park. Therefore, don't bother bringing them along.
    • Due to the presence of wildlife, it is risky to travel here at night, particularly if you don't have any illumination with you.
    • Bring a park map and guidebook with you at all times.
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