Gold Coast Hinterland Escapes

August 21, 2015 - 3 min read

The Gold Coast is known for its beaches, but if you go a little further inland you’ll find some breathtaking sights. Why not visit the Gold Coast hinterlands on your next trip to the sunny city, and spend time taking a rainforest skywalk, visiting waterfalls or enjoying local produce.

Mount Tamborine

Mount Tamborine
Mount Tamborine

Tucked away in the Gold Coast hinterland, you’ll find the ever-gorgeous Mount Tamborine. Home to 28-square kilometre of luscious greenery, here you’ll find a variety of walking tracks, as well as a range of hinterland attractions, perfect for the whole family. Experience the rainforest from the highest point of the upper canopy, or sit back and relax with a glass of local, boutique beer.

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

CONTACT NUMBER: (07) 5545 2222
ADDRESS: 333 Geissmann Dr, North Tamborine QLD 4272

  • Reception and ticket area
  • On-site cafe
  • Gift and souvenir shop
  • Toilet facilites
  • Parking

Witness the Gold Coast hinterland from high above on the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk. Departing from the Eco Info Gallery, this 1.5-kilometre walk combines forest floor trails with 300 metres of high-tech steel bridge, delivering you the ultimate rainforest experience. Take your time as you stroll through the highest point of the upper canopy, witnessing native wildlife and taking in the views.

Fortitude Brewing Company

CONTACT NUMBER: (07) 5545 4273
ADDRESS: 165 Long Rd, North Tamborine QLD 4271

  • Parking
  • Regular events
  • Toilet facilities

For a relaxing afternoon in the Gold Coast hinterland, visit Fortitude Brewing Company. Located just a short 10-minute drive from the heart of Mount Tamborine, here you’ll get to sample some of the Gold Coast’s best boutique beer, as well as a range of gourmet food and wine from neighbouring businesses.
Love beer? Check our guide to some of the best boutique beer on the Gold Coast

Mount Tamborine accommodation

Hillside Country Retreat
CONTACT NUMBER: (07) 5545 3887
ADDRESS: 25 Leona Court, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272

  • 4* bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Home to a range of 1 and 2-bedroom options
  • 30-minute’s drive from Surfers Paradise and Gold Coast theme parks
  • Surrounded by hinterland views
  • Pet-friendly


Springbrook National Park
Springbrook National Park

Springbrook is home to some of the most beautiful scenery that the Gold Coast hinterland has to offer. Formed by the eruption of a volcano more than 23 million years ago, here you’ll get to witness stunning waterfalls and endless walking tracks, which are home to an array of native wildlife, flora and fauna. Click here for more information about Springbrook National Park.

Twin Falls

ADDRESS: Springbrook Rd, Springbrook QLD 4213

  • Great photo opportunity

For a unique experience in the heart of Springbrook National Park, take a trip to Twin Falls. Home to 3 levels of rock pools, this is a great place to visit with your friends and family. Twin Falls makes for a great photo opportunity, so be sure to take a camera!

Best of All Lookout

ADDRESS: Repeater Station Rd, Springbrook QLD 4213

  • Home to an easy, 600-metres (return) walking track

Located on the edge of the escarpment, Best of All Lookout is home to some of the most magical scenery around. Here you can admire views of Murwillumbah, Mount Warning and northern New South Wales, at the same time as being surrounded by a forest full of native trees and ancient plants.

Feeling peckish? Visit this hinterland restaurant!

Polly’s Country Kitchen
OPENING TIMES: 9am – 5pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
CONTACT NUMBER: (07) 5530 3400
ADDRESS: 1024 Springbrook Rd Neranwood QLD 4213

  • 10-minute’s drive from the Springbrook highway exit
  • Open for breakfast and lunch
  • All-day Devonshire tea available
  • Popular wedding venue

For delicious coffee and fresh food, visit the team at Polly’s Country Kitchen. Located within the Springbrook National Park, this quaint, hinterland restaurant is a popular spot for both visitors and tourists alike. Polly’s Country Kitchen is the perfect place to stop by for a relaxing breakfast or wholesome lunch, surrounded by gorgeous scenery.

Prefer to stay by the coast? Click here to find the perfect Gold Coast accommodation for you!

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