The Great Outdoors – Gold Coast


With everything going on in the world more travellers are seeking open space and fresh air to rejuvenate. The Gold Coast has plenty of ways to get out and experience nature.

The Gold Coast hinterland is one of Queensland’s most extraordinary natural environments. The hinterland offers mountain ranges offer sweeping views and the World Heritage-listed subtropical rainforest is breathtakingly beautiful. At the coast, stand on a windswept headland and take in beautiful blues of the ocean!


Burleigh Head National Park

Burleigh Head National Park offers surf, sand and coastal spirit. This is a quiet place to replenish your soul and, if you are patient, you may spot the fins of friendly dolphins, or the majestic form of humpback whales as they travel through the waters between May and November.


Lamington National Park

Visit the grandeur of Lamington National Park, where densely-forested ranges and valleys conceal the area’s ancient volcanic origins. Part of the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, this is one of Queensland’s best national parks and a bushwalking ‘mecca’, with an extensive network of trails of varying lengths and difficulty waiting to be explored by bush walking enthusiasts from around the world.


Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park offers an escape, where you can see the famous glow-worms at Natural Bridge. The glow-worms attract visitors from around the world, keen for a nocturnal glimpse of the tiny, yet brilliant blue-green lights decorating rocky overhangs. Join professional guides on a night tour to learn more about these fascinating creatures. During the day, take a refreshing walk and enjoy breath-taking views over the Gold Coast, marvel at the cascading creeks and tumbling waterfalls of Purling Brook and Twin Falls at Springbrook Plateau, while surrounded by ancient rainforests and abundant birdlife.


Tamborine National Park

Tamborine National Park, including Witches Falls, offers walking tracks leading to secluded places where you can enjoy cool mountain air in the forest and have a picnic with family and friends. There is a choice of several short easy walking tracks, each leading the way through this green oasis. Exciting discoveries, such as Curtis Falls where platypus feed, piccabeen palm groves, cliffs and rocky outcrops with splendid views, are just a short distance away from the charming township of Tamborine Mountain, complete with boutique shops full of hidden treasures and lovely restaurants.


 Tallebudgera Creek, Palm Beach

Tallebudgera is a beautiful crystal-clear creek, suited for families with small children as there is shallow patrolled beach on the other side of the creek. Tallebudgera is situated over the headland from Burleigh Beach which is a short 15-minute trail to get to this idyllic swim spot.


ULTIQA Hotels and Resorts has three accommodation options on the Gold Coast including:

  • ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach
  • ULTIQA Beach Haven on Broadbeach
  • ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort, Broadbeach


We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to the coast!


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