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Springbrook National Park

With its kaleidoscope of awe-inspiring waterfalls, serene rainforests and ancient beauty, there are countless reasons to explore Springbrook National Park. Although, we reckon the chance to stand at the top of one of Australia’s dormant volcanoes is still one of the best.

Here’s how to discover it.

Tambourine National Park

Tamborine National Park, on Tamborine Mountain at 560 metres above sea level, offers glimpses of the Pacific Ocean and Gold Coast skyline to the east and national parks of the Scenic Rim to the west.

Explore some of the park's nine walking tracks that lead to scenic views, beautiful waterfalls, forests of large red cedars and groves of tall piccabeen palms.

Lamington National Park

If you’re a new-to-hiking traveller, consider Lamington National Park your crèche. Its rap sheet is impressive, but walking through the forest is where you'll really feel the magic of this place. The small moments spent here will make you appreciate its magnitude.

It’s the views, the wildlife you'll find nowhere else, and the opportunities to explore, from densely forested mountains, raging waterfalls and walking tracks linking them all up

Burleigh Heads National Park

Burleigh Head National Park offers an easy to access nature escape where you can explore the rocky foreshore and ancient volcanic columns, rainforest, mangroves, wildlife, and ocean views.

Tumgun lookout is a great place to view the migrating whales from July to October.