Gold Rush! Hidden Attractions Not Far From Gold Coast

You might associate the Gold Coast with the Surfers Paradise strip full of surfers and surf shops selling surf things, Pub’s and Clubs but when you have a rental car in the Gold Coast you open up a whole other world of opportunities. Here are some hidden attractions away from this paradise beach front.

Currumbin Valley Rock Pools:

The perfect location for a date or a romance renewal! Allow an entire day in your itinerary to visit this location, which is set in the stunning Hinterland forest. This secret location is tucked away 50 meters from the main waterfall.

Head upstream until you reach a small waterfall. Here there are plenty of picnic tables for a romantic meal. After you have finished your delicious meal, why not go for a stroll the views are spectacular and you can listen to the many birds sing or have a refreshing dip in the rock pools.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary:

This spectacular park is full of beautiful Australian animals on display in natural bush land and in rainforest settings. This gives visitors an amazing opportunity to see some rare and unique wildlife. Tucked in amongst 27 acres of lush eucalyptus and rainforest, every day here is an adventure. Crocodiles, Koalas, Kangaroos and other uniquely Australian wildlife await you.

Not only that, this park offers plenty of adventure activities that thrill-seekers will love. If you’re enraptured with the idea of challenging yourself, the Adventure Park High Ropes Course could be just the ticket to thrill.

Purlingbrook Falls:

Where the Surfers Paradise strip certainly has its advantages, there’s nothing like getting out into nature. Located in the Springbrook national Park, this waterfall is hard to beat. You could lap up the sights and sounds of the rainforest with many hikes in the hinterland available, but this path is a must-do. It is not too challenging, meaning walkers of a reasonable fitness should be able to reach the stunning falls without too much effort. However proper hiking or walking shoes are best suited for this track so don’t wear your Aussie Thongs! J And, best of all!!!  You can reach this amazing location in just over half an hour in your rental car from the Gold Coast.

Broadwater Parklands:

If you’ve brought the children with you to enjoy their own slice of paradise, they will love this location!!! Filled with fun activities such as swimming holes and playgrounds, there is something here to please every youngster.

More active kids will love having the chance to test out a mini-BMX track or have a go on one of the flying foxes available. There are also waterfalls in this park, and the kids can also enjoy the chance to have a splash around and make new friends.