5 Underrated Gold Coast Spots You Should See

The Gold Coast is famous for its pristine beaches. It also has popular picnic and BBQ spots. Although tourists usually flock to these spots whenever they are in the area, there is actually more to the Gold Coast than meets the eye.

With the warm and perfect weather, there is no wonder why Gold Coast is one of the favourite holiday destinations in the country. Think you’ve exhausted all of the amazing places to visit in GC? Well, think again – because here, we are presenting a few more choices.

Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area

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If you want to take your kids and the whole family to a quiet and refreshing place, then take them to the Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area. The place is full of tall, untouched trees, so you can make sure that you will get a dose of much-needed fresh air.

This is far from the hustle and bustle in the city, so your whole family can relax and enjoy the quiet. The kids will also enjoy seeing the kangaroos and koalas roaming around the area, so go ahead and pack your lunch and head on to Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area!

Main Western Road in Mt. Tamborine

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Dying to find that perfect spot where you and your beau can watch the sunrise or sunset? Well, consider that done, as we have found the perfect place for you. Accessed via the Main Western Road in Mount Tamborine, this clear patch of green grass presents an unbelievable view of both the sunrise and sunset.

You can bring your own pack lunch and eat while watching the sun, or visit the nearby restaurants on Mount Tamborine or even in Brisbane. After watching, you can even shop for fresh produce present in the area – make sure to check out the Witches Chase Cheese Company and the Witches Falls Winery for an amazing pairing of cheese and wine.

Budd’s Beach Reserve

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If you love stand-up paddle boarding but find Southern Gold Coast a bit too far, then this is the perfect place to visit. It is a secluded spot tucked near the heart of Surfer’s Paradise.

The area is perfect for families as well, as it offers a good amount of shallow waters, sunshine, and shade.Jet skis and boats are also readily available for rentals. Such a great location with a wide variety of activities offered!

Tallebudgera Koala Park

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For fun and intimate family picnics, head on to the Koala Park. This park has picnic tables, barbecue grills, and even a spot for fishing!

The park is a short stroll to an equally quiet beach that can be accessed through Ikkina Road near George’s Paragon. Have your kids enjoy the water, while you and your special someone can enjoy the amazing ocean view stroll along the Burleigh Heads National Park.

Hinze Dam in Advancetown

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It’s not just a dam – it’s a place where you can bike around and hold family picnics and BBQs. It has a nearby cafe, so you can opt to skip bringing your own food if you’re too lazy.

Teach your kids how to properly use bicycles and have your much-deserved quality time with them! It even has lots of green space, a playground for kids, and shade for picnics.

Gold Coast is, indeed, one of Australia’s gems. Have fun and see you in Gold Coast soon!


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