Hi, I’m Kat and I live on the Gold Coast, Australia with my fiancé Corey. I have recently graduated and am adjusting to working full-time while also giving myself time to be creative. I blog about everything that I knit, sew, crochet or bake at my blog Kat’s Creations. I love the Gold Coast because yes it has the sun, sand and surf but it also has a whole other side that not a lot of people get to see. The Gold Coast Hinterland is an amazing place so instead of showing you the beaches and theme parks which I am sure you have all seen a million times I want to show you the other side of the Gold Coast. Some great things to do while in the Gold Coast Hinterland are:
1 – Cedar Creek Falls
Cedar Creek Falls are located in the Tamborine National Park and are absolutely stunning. There are three main falls that you can get to by following the nature walk through the park. It is a pretty steep walk with a lot of stairs but totally worth it to see the falls.
2 – Albert River Wines
Albert River Wines is located in Canungra and is a gorgeous vineyard set on a historical farmstead. The original Tamborine House which Mount Tamborine was named after still stands today is the venue of many weddings. The vineyard is stunning from the gorgeous jacaranda tree lined driveway through to the historical farmsteads. You can have lunch in their restaurant and sample the local wine before visiting their petting zoo to meet the local wildlife.
3 – See the Animals
Which brings me to the next thing you must do while visiting the Gold Coast Hinterland which is see the animals. There are so many rainforest walks around Mount Tamborine which are home to some stunning bird life and lizards and if your lucky you might even see a kangaroo or koala.
4 – Go Camping
Thunderbird Park has a great campsite where you can stay for quite cheap. Each site is set up with its own fire pit so you can roast marshmallows all night long. Camping with a group of friends is a great relaxing way to spend the weekend and truly appreciate the beauty of the Gold Coast Hinterland.
5 – Watch the Sunset
There are many lookouts along Mount Tamborine which can give you great views of the Gold Coast but the best lookout is the one that points west because this is where you will get to see the stunning sunsets. And if you get there at the right time of the day you might also get to see some hangliders taking a ride.