15 Picnic Spots in Gold Coast That You Shouldn't Miss!
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The number of picnic spots in Gold Coast is ample and it is really difficult to choose from the long list of places.It is time that you venture out with your friends and family and spend quality time with them, in the lap of nature. It would be a refreshing break, where you will enjoy yourself by hiking, strolling, barbequing, and taking part in fun games.

Some of the best Gold Coast picnic spots are Burleigh Hill, which not only gives you the abundant natural beauty, it also gives you enough facility to make a picnic happen. The next is Cedar Creek Fall, which is a picnic paradise. You will reach this place through winding roads offering you immense beauty. Not only that, the place also has 3 waterfalls and innumerable walking trails. Some of the other famous picnic spots in Gold Coast are Cascade Gardens, RT Peak Memorial Park, the Hinterland, Appletree Park and more. 

Here are some picnic spots in Gold Coast : 

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Witness the biggest theme park in Australia at DreamWorld, one of Gold Coast’s most iconic family-friendly destinations. Renowned for its diverse attractions and rides, DreamWorld is also home to a tiger conservatory and indigenous animals like kangaroos, wombats, and koalas. Indulge in insights into Australia’s aborigine history as you walk into DreamWorld’s mini-Australia aesthetic and enjoy local cuisines and cultural experiences.

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Located in Oxenford, Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast is one of the most well-liked water parks in Queensland, owned and run by the village roadshow theme parks. There are four swimming pools, seventeen different adult-only water slides, and two kid-specific areas. You can witness the Kamikaze, Tornado, Black Hole, AquaLoop, Buccaneer Bay, Calypso Beach, Constrictor, Flowrider, and other popular attractions for an unforgettable memory.

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The Warner Bros Movie World is the largest movie based theme park in the Gold Coast region. The theme park features several themed zones along with many DC Superheroes, villains and much more. This theme park will give you an opportunity to meet your favorite stars and click many pictures with them. Visit the Batman's Legacy where many props, cars and costumes are on display here.

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Lamington National Park is a park which is part of the larger Gondwana Rainforests of Australia which, in turn, is the largest expanse of subtropical Rainforests in the world. There are more than 500 waterfalls in the park and the place is famous for its ancient trees, variety of birds, walking trails, mountain views, rare and unique wildlife and its mesmerizing natural environment.

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Located on the northern end of the Gold Coast is one of the city’s most-visited attractions, the Main Beach. Known primarily as the surfing point to reach Southport, Main Beach attracts tourists from around the world with its unique blend of calm and adventure, and the new and the old. From the iconic Pavilion 34 café to thrilling adventure activities like parasailing and surfing, Main Beach has something to offer to visitors from all age groups.

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RT Peak Memorial Park is one of the most popular picnic spots in Gold Coast for its mesmerizing hill-top spot views from here. From up here you can identify the best surf and even spot whales out at the sea. The picnic spot is gracefully perched above the Coolangatta.

It has recently undergone some renovations and now it has seating, BBQs, picnic setting, a new lookout platform, a shelter to prevent you from natural elements like rain and a hot tap for tea or cup noodles. You can either choose to drive up to the location or take a hike. But you should remember that it is a steep climb, hence, you need helping hands to carry all of your picnic gears.

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Burleigh Hill

Burleigh Hill comes under the top Gold Coast picnic spots for its ethereal beauty and calm surroundings. The place is fringed with pendanus palms and you can easily place a rug under them and have the time of your life relaxing and admiring the views of the ocean, surfers and the beautiful coastline below.

Calling it stunning won’t do justice, it is fully equipped with all the facilities that you could need. Starting from a playground to toilets, BBQs and more. The kids have a fascination to explore the rock pools during low tide. You could also take a brief stroll at the pristine Burleigh Beach, down the hill.

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Cascade Gardens

Cascade Gardens is the hidden gem of a picnic spot in Gold Coast. It is situated in broadbeach, just off the Gold Coast Hwy. It is a family-friendly place which is a riverside sanctuary, you can lay down your rug on the soft grass and relax. The kids will be excited about the playground and simply by throwing rocks at the river.

Over here, you will find undercover tables and Barbeques availab;e too. The garden itself has a lot to offer, you can take a stroll around the central Rounda, Rotary Kokoda Memorial Wall, in memory of the soldiers who fought Kokoda Track during WWII. It also has a purpose-built sensory garden for the senior citizens, with a xylophone, erased garden beds and accessible seating.

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Budds Beach

Budds beach is situated on the banks of Nerang River, and it is one of the best picnic places in Gold Coast. This picnic posse has barbeques, park benches , trees to climb, swimming area, and a playground for the kids to enjoy. Kids would also have a very nice time playing in the sand and splashing in the water.

If you wish to float around the picturesque waterway then you have a chance to do that too as you can hire paddle boards. You could either pack your picnic or choose to grab some tasty food from the Bumbles Cafe just across the road. 

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Doug Jennings Park

Discover the picnic paradise of Gold Coast, which is an area of 30ha parkland. Here you can easily secure a premium picnic spot and have a fulfilling time with your family. Partake in various activities like surfing, swimming, fishing and for that you have to choose the Broadwater side.

You can even go for a ride on bikes and scooters as the place has plenty of pathways to explore. If not a bike, you could always take a stroll round the break wall and sand pumping jetty. This is one of the most loved picnic spots of Gold Coast where you could easily spend a day with your friends and family. 

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Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Just 10 min drive from Surfers Paradise, Botanic Garden is the perfect picnic spot with lots of areas for BBQs and picnic. You take a serene stroll on the boardwalks and get involved in some birdwatching. Here you will come across a diverse ecosystem, starting from Mountain trails to Mangrove.

There are a few wonderful gardens like, Rose Garden, Butterfly Garden and learn more about roses and butterflies. There is also a bush food garden where you would discover new tastes.

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Evandale Parklands

Evandale is one of the best picnic spots of Gold Coast and it is a part of HOTA Culture precinct. You will come across beautiful parklands just right in the middle of the city, which offer the ideal picnic spot. There are lots of spaces with shaded seating and barbeque.

You could bring along your inflatable toys as there is a lake. You could also indulge in some calm swimming at this lake. Follow the Sculpture Trail which features more than 40 artworks, and explore the entire park. 

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Tallebudgera Creek

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Tally Creek is a lovely location to spend a day with your friends and family. Get your picnic rug and basket and indulge in some quality time with your loved ones. At this place, you would find facilities like toilets, tables and barbecues. You can also try the delicious bakery items at Custard Canteen.

You have to be aware of the turkeys which show up from the bushes. If you leave your picnic basket unattended, there is a good chance they would eat all your food and pillage your picnic basket. This creek is also ideal for water sports and swimming, so do not forget to bring your swimming attire.  

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The Hinterland

Hinterland is one of the most serene picnic spots in Gold Coast, boasting incredible views of the rolling valleys which end up at the coast. It is full of nooks which are hidden gems as picnic spots. Pack your picnic basket and get ready to spend some quality time with your friends and family in HinterLand, among the serenity of nature. 

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Apple Tree Park

Apple Tree Park is a part of the Hinterland Great Walk and it undoubtedly one of the best picnic spots in Gold Coast. You can walk and cover the entire park, but before that you should know it is a 54 km trek. Your walk will start at Settlement Campground at Purlingbrook Falls and trek through the beautiful Springbrook forest.

You can even choose to cover a smaller distance and still capture amazing views. This spot is ideal for a picnic with friends or family, in the lap of nature with a touch of adventure.

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  1. What are the other things to do at The Hinterland?

    Chase for the waterfalls - HinterLand is full of amazing waterfalls and swimming holes, discover them all and have an experience of a lifetime. Some of the popular falls are the Gardener's Fall near Maleny, Kondalilla Falls, booloumba Falls and others.
    Taste the cheese - Taste some amazing dairy products of Hinterland. Some of the famous places are Maleny Cheese, Kenilworth Dairies to taste some of the wax-coated cheese prepared by following traditional recipes, feta cheese, gourmet cheese and cheddars.
    Taste craft beer - Taste the craft beer from the wall taps of Brouhaha Brewery. You could also enjoy their seasonal beers produced using some local ingredients.
    Sunshine Coast Walk - Pull up your hiking shoes for an adventure! This is a 58 km hike, which can be completed in several days or you could just choose to do it in sections.
  2. What are the features of cascade gardens?

    • Disability toilet
    • Barbecues
    • Liberty Swing
    • Drinking Fountain
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Playground
    • Water taps
    • Toilets
  3. How long is Burleigh Hill Walk?

    Burleigh Hill walk is a 2 km stretch. It should take about 1 hour to complete the entire stretch on foot.
  4. What’s there to see and do at Apple Tree Park?

    You can do Barbeques with your family, explore the nature of Apple Tree Park and organize a picnic with your family.
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