There are so many beautiful beaches to enjoy on the Gold Coast – but don’t forget the hinterland is just a short drive from your Surfers Paradise accommodation too!
There are a whole range of great things to do: bushwalking, wineries, breweries, fantastic food and beautiful scenery.
My favourite spot is Natural Bridge – it’s a quick 1km circuit that takes you past a waterfall that falls through the ceiling into a cave. It’s really beautiful, plus if you go after dark the cave is lit up with glow worms – it’s stunning! (Don’t forget your torch though, I’ve learned from experience that it’s pretty hard to stay on the path in the dark!) You can drive out, or there are tours available – just ask at the reception for more info.
If you’re the walking type, there are bushwalks aplenty – here’s a list. They range right through from the very easy 1km stroll to Natural Bridge to the 54km Gold Coast Great Walk.