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  • If you are getting bored while living your daily busy schedule, then take a break and explore new experiences waiting for you at every turn on the Gold Coast beaches. With wide range of attraction, its elegant world-renowned beaches never fails to amuse its tourists and visitors.

    Surfers Paradise is the place to be if you want a beach holiday in the heart of the Gold Coast. As the name says, Surfer’s Paradise, it is indeed a paradise for swimmers, joggers, surfers and strollers with its pumping atmosphere, and nightlife venues.

    In the heart of Broadbeach, on the sunny Gold Coast, lies one of the most beautiful beaches in Gold Coast, the Kurrawa Beach. If you are surfing enthusiast, then the name of Kurrawa Beach must have echoed at least once in your ears.Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in Kurrawa Beach is one of the specialities of the Gold Coast.

    Here are some of the Best Gold Coast Beaches:

  • 01Surfer's Paradise Beach

    Being a suburb within the local government area of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Surfer’s Paradise beach is built on a completely energetic and electric scene. Having a population of 19,668, it is world famous for international events, pumping atmosphere, and nightlife venues. Also, it has many high-rise apartments and a wide beach for surfing. The most amazing feature of this beach that hails tourists from all over the world is the Surfer’s Paradise Meter Maids that is specifically designed to develop goodwill with the trippers. The Cavill Mall is the biggest shopping precinct of the area accompanied by the Cavill  Avenue, which is the busiest shopping strip in Queensland and the main center of activity for exciting nightlife. It can be said that this beach is the tourist and entertainment hub of Gold Coast as it offers many facilities of fun and frolic.

    Highlights: Cavill Mall, Cavill Avenue, Surfer’s Paradise Meter Maids.
  • 02Coolangatta Beach

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    The southernmost suburb of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is the Coolangatta Beach having a population of 5,193. It shares its economy with its neighboring twin town Tweed Heads situated in New South Wales. The Gold Coast Airport has some of the runway crossing the border into New South Wales The delicious food served by the clubs and the restaurants of the holiday region at the Coolangatta Beach includes local seafood that tastes amazing. The Tweed River supports the fishing fleet of the region and the Greenmount Hill offers a perfect spot for swimming. It is connected to Rainbow Bay from where a point named the Point Danger can easily be reached. Coolangatta has worldclass oceanfront hotels, clubs, restaurants, and much more for the entertainment of visitors. The famous Twin Towns Services Club serves as the home to various international as well as local acts.

     Highlights: Tweed Heads New Year’s Festival.
  • 03Kurrawa Beach

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    Kurrawa Beach lies on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and is popular amongst the enthusiastic surfers. It is well known for hosting the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships by the
    surfing enthusiasts and is popular nationally as well as internationally. The Kurrwa Surf Life Saving Club is one of the leading clubs of Kurrwa known for surfing sports and at the same time is popular amongst the locals for its bistro and bar. The trippers across the world come here for spending their holidays and relish a full dose of entertainment along with mouth-watering meals and refreshing cocktails and beers. To the north of the main beach area is a playground and a duck pond for progeny, which is also meant for picnic purpose and barbeques. Activities like cycling, rollerblading, walking, and watching the alluring view are famous things to do here.

     Highlights: Pacific Fair, Kurrawa Surf Club, Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant.
  • 04Greenmount Beach

    The Gold Coast has some of the most incredible and popular beaches. Greenmount Beach is one such idyllic beach, characterized by warm white sand and pristine water. The beach is separated from the Coolangatta beach by the coastal head called Greenmount Point. Most of the time, the waves here are gentle, making it ideal for surfing and swimming. Several trails can be taken to enjoy a beach walk. You can take the trail to steer towards the Greenmount Hill to reach Point Danger which is a good place to enjoy whale watching.

    Highlights: Greenmount Beach Surf is located at the southern corner where you can enjoy refreshing drinks. Grab a delicious meal at the Rainbow Bay, overlooking the picturesque beach with lapping waves and warm sand.

    Location:
    The beach starts at the eastern end of Coolangatta Beach, at the suburb of Coolangatta, south of Gold Coast.

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  • 05Main Beach

    Sitting at the northern end of the Gold Coast, Main Beach has an open shore break and this is why is very popular among the surfers. The Pavilion 34 is a casual beach café that serves delicious potato scallops, Chikko rolls, fish, chips, and pineapple fritters, which may be another reason why tourists would love to visit this place. Since, it is the main surf beach to the town of Southport, therefore, it is named so. Right next to the Southport Surf club is the bathing pavilion accompanied by shady park that provides a perfect space for seaside picnics. There are exclusive bars, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and much more to attract the tourists and provide them a trip full of fun and joy. To add to the frolic there are hotels, shopping malls, clubs, and theme parks.

     Highlights: Marine Mirage, Palazzo Versace, The Southport Yacht Club, Gold Coast Seaway, Sea World.
  • 06Broadbeach

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    Famous for surfing in the lovely beaches and parks, Broad Beach or ‘Broadie’ is all ready to jail the visitors from all over the world. A place full of exciting things to do, it has street artists, shopping malls,five star hotels and the list is almost endless. You may fall short of time but not things to do. So, make a long, long list before you head towards Gold Coast’s exciting beach, the Broad Beach. Being a suburb in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, it has all the razzle dazzle that the visitors would get attracted to. The 24x7 lounges, restaurants, casino bars, and shows is all you need to make your trip a memorable one. Well, the activities to do here can never end. You can shop, eat, surf, walk in the gardens, watch the exhibition.
     Highlights: Art and Craft Markets, Jupiter Hotels and Casinos, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.
  • 07Mermaid Beach

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    Mermaid Beach is a suburb in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia that lies next to the Broad Beach. There is a perfect blend of dining options for the visitors ranging from Asian to Australian cuisines. It has three fantastically themed 18-hole courses at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach. Not only this, there are waterways, jungle trail, and much more. Here you can encounter exotic animals, experience water rides, conquer motorized experiences, and have the times of your life. The accommodation options available at the Mermaid Beach are many. The top on the list are Caravan Parks, apartments, Hedge’s Avenue, Millionaire’s Row, and also there are certain beachfront properties where visitors can reside during their trip. The things to do list at this beach is not a short one as well. Highlights: You can play mini golf at the Putt Putt Golf Course, play Jungle trail, fun run, or eat at BSKT café.
  • 08Miami/Nobby Beach

    Located at the southern end of Gold Coast, Australia, Miami Beach is clean and sandy, offering the tourists an excellent place for picnic and barbeque. There is no denying the fact that it would be the most preferable holiday choice for the families. There is a playground for the kids for their amusement and fun. Like any other beach, surfing and swimming are the never-ending activities at the Miami Beach.
    The famous Pizzey Park is another attraction why visitors would love this place, which is a 5 star Olympic training pool of great Australian swimmers like Hackett. This beach does not lag behind when it comes to recreational activities. You can go shopping, surfing, swimming, or just walk around the beach side. In addition, there are cafes, restaurants, bars that provide excelling dining facilities making it a complete package of fun and joy. Highlights: shopping outlet, restaurants, café, Ocean Beach Tourist Park.
  • 09Currumbin Beach

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    Currumbin a coastal suburb of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is another major tourist attraction. With a population of around 2,785, it has the iconic Currumbian Wildlife Sanctuary that hails tourists all over the world. The major attraction why people would love to come over here is the Swell Sculpture Festival that is held along the Oceanway between Currumbin Creek and Elephant Rock. This festival is famous for the Artwork that is displayed on private and public places across the Gold Coast region. Exotic animals like fish at the Haley Park, mother seal and pup along the Oceanway, pelicans along Currumbin Creek’s bank, and a horse in the park at Broad beach can be found here. Also, there is a metal goddess within Reedy Creek’s subdivision accompanied by a ship on Danger Point.

    Highlights: 
    Swell Sculpture Festival, Gold Coast Titans Club, and Gold Coast Rugby League, The Bin Short Film Festival.
  • 10Palm Beach

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    A suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia Palm Beach lies between Currumbin Creek and Tallebudgera Creek. Having a population of 13,494, it is regarded thrice as the cleanest beach of Queensland. The lane that links the beach to the highway is the Jefferson Lane where there are the oldest Gold Beach shacks that serve delicious snacks and other essentials required while at the beach. Also, there are offshore fishing reefs as well as near shore bait reefs that are the most productive ones of the Gold Coast. In the southwestern part, there is a lake called the Laguna Lake accompanied with Sloper Gardens Park. With so much to see and visit, it can be said to be the most adorable holiday destination.

    Highlights: The Tallebudgera Recreational Camp, Neptune Royal Life Saving Club, Palm Beach Sharks, Palm Beach Currumbin Australian Club, Tallebudgera Creek estuary, Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park.

Attractions

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Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain is one of the most tranquil spot in Gold Coast that takes you away from the hubbub of city life, to indulge in the serene and scenic beauty of tropical rainforest, exotic birds and incredible flora and fauna. Apart from the breathtaking view, the destination also offers you a range of comfortable accommodation, a host of restaurants, arts & galleries, wineries, breweries, cafes and other shops.

Highlights: There are a host of things that you can do at Tamborine Mountain. The Skywalk tour is a unique way to experience the beauty of the beautiful rainforest. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of the area by floating on a hot air balloon. Apart from that, it is an excellent place for bird watchers and people who enjoy living close to nature.

Location: It is located in the Scenic Rim, just an hour’s drive away from Gold Coast.

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Cavill Avenue Mall

At the heart of the Surfer’s Paradise lies the best nightlife and shopping avenue of the Gold Coast – The Cavill Avenue Mall. It is the fun and leisure centre of the Surfer’s Paradise, with a number of shops, bars, restaurants, night clubs as well as some of the best food joints. The avenue is a place where you can see some of the incredible live music performances.

Highlights: The Cavill Avenue Mall houses some of the best restaurants that offer a wide array of mouth watering cuisines from all over the world. The close by streets is the major attraction of the Cavill Avenue Mall. The street has some of the best night clubs, tattoo shops and economical yet incredible food.

Location: The Cavill Avenue Mall is located in Surfer’s Paradise and is just a little more than hour an hour’s drive from Gold Coast International Airport.

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Robina Town Shopping Centre

Shopping at Robina Town Shopping Centre will be a very exciting affair for you. With more than three hundred and fifty shops and food joints, this Gold Coast’s largest shopping centre defines luxury shopping and dine-in. From fashion to departmental stores, you can find almost everything in the Shopping Centre.

Highlights: Enjoy a cup of coffee and relax at the Food Atrium. After shopping enjoy the latest movie on the comfortable chairs of the Events Cinema. You can also spend some fun time at AMF Bowling and M9 Laser Skirmish. Finish your day with a delicious meal from one of the beautiful lakeside restaurants of The Promenade.

Location: The Robina Town Shopping Centre is located next to M1 Motorway. It is less than a kilometre away from Queensland Rail Robina Station. The free shuttle service from the Centre is operational on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Timing: 9.00am - 5.30pm
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Kurrawa Beach

Kurrawa Beach lies on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and is popular amongst the enthusiastic surfers. It is well known for hosting the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships by the
surfing enthusiasts and is popular nationally as well as internationally. The Kurrwa Surf Life Saving Club is one of the leading clubs of Kurrwa known for surfing sports and at the same time is popular amongst the locals for its bistro and bar. The trippers across the world come here for spending their holidays and relish a full dose of entertainment along with mouth-watering meals and refreshing cocktails and beers. To the north of the main beach area is a playground and a duck pond for progeny, which is also meant for picnic purpose and barbeques. Activities like cycling, rollerblading, walking, and watching the alluring view are famous things to do here.

 Highlights: Pacific Fair, Kurrawa Surf Club, Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant.
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WarnerBros.Movie World

The Gold Coast has been the premier holiday destination of Australia and Gold Coast Tourist Attractions include Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, Paradise Country, Australian Outback Spectacular, and Sea World Resort. If you have been wondering how to find daily show timings at movie world, you ought to know that every visitor is handed a map of the park and list of show times as soon as one enters the park. It is recommended the children under 14 years of age be accompanied by any adult. At the Warner Bros Movie World ‘Parent Swap’ has been introduced that is offered to friends, guardians or parents who may have a child unable or very frightened to go up on a ride. With the Parent Swap one person enjoys the ride while another waits with a child. When the first individual is done with their ride the second, goes to the queue front and enjoys the ride, minimizing delays. Visiting the Warner Bros Movie Park can never be a disappointment.

Location: Located on the Pacific Motorway on Gold Coast, Queensland. The best time to visit would be during holidays specifically before Christmas and during 1-7pm.
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Coolangatta Beach

The southernmost suburb of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is the Coolangatta Beach having a population of 5,193. It shares its economy with its neighboring twin town Tweed Heads situated in New South Wales. The Gold Coast Airport has some of the runway crossing the border into New South Wales The delicious food served by the clubs and the restaurants of the holiday region at the Coolangatta Beach includes local seafood that tastes amazing. The Tweed River supports the fishing fleet of the region and the Greenmount Hill offers a perfect spot for swimming. It is connected to Rainbow Bay from where a point named the Point Danger can easily be reached. Coolangatta has worldclass oceanfront hotels, clubs, restaurants, and much more for the entertainment of visitors. The famous Twin Towns Services Club serves as the home to various international as well as local acts.

 Highlights: Tweed Heads New Year’s Festival.
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Voted as one of the most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has been the crown of National Trust of Australian properties. Enlisted also as one of the earliest nature-basedtourists spots of Queensland, this Sanctuary is an embodiment of all that the NTAQ represents: conserving Indigenous, historical and natural heritage and cultures. Blinky Bill is now present for the daily shows thereby making the total experiences worth paying a visit. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate spot to visit when on a holiday adventure with the family or loved ones.

 The four identifiable areas in the main sanctuary comprise of three on the eastern side of the highway: original sanctuary site on south of Tomewin Street, reserve lands around Flat Rock Creek, picnic ground and car park on the north of Tomewin Street and an area of land on the west of Gold Coast Highway, popular as the Western Reserve. A tunnel under highway links eastern and western sides of the sanctuary.

Things to do: Catch the free flight bird show and go on the absolutely eco-friendly Segway Safari or visit the wildlife hospital and visit the sanctuary market. The best time to visit is in end of October and from 11 onwards.
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WhiteWater World

Introduced by Dreamworld, the WhiteWater World isn’t yet an ordinary water park – it is a water ride park which features the extreme waterslides on the planet with lovely family oriented and friendly attractions. WhiteWater World pays homage to Australian surf culture, and it is the first Australian park where one gets to experience four hottest waterslides. With thrilling water rides one gets to enjoy the newly featured games and rides and other attractions such as the ‘The BRO” or 'Triple Vortex’, the first eight-lane octopus racer of the world or even the 'Super Tubes Hydro Coaster' - the intense water rollercoaster; 'The Green Room' a funnel ride; 'The Rip' which is the biggest gurgler; or 'The Temple of Huey' and 'The Cave of Waves' that allows you to witness the surging 1.5 meter waves. Children and adults can also enjoy, play and splash at Wiggle Bay, with sprays, toddler rides, and water pianos!

Location: WhiteWater World is situated in the South East of Queensland at the northern end of Gold Coast, on Pacific Hwy, about 17kms north of Surfers Paradise and about 48kms south of Brisbane. The best time to visit would be during autumn and spring.
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Surfer's Paradise Beach

Being a suburb within the local government area of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Surfer’s Paradise beach is built on a completely energetic and electric scene. Having a population of 19,668, it is world famous for international events, pumping atmosphere, and nightlife venues. Also, it has many high-rise apartments and a wide beach for surfing. The most amazing feature of this beach that hails tourists from all over the world is the Surfer’s Paradise Meter Maids that is specifically designed to develop goodwill with the trippers. The Cavill Mall is the biggest shopping precinct of the area accompanied by the Cavill  Avenue, which is the busiest shopping strip in Queensland and the main center of activity for exciting nightlife. It can be said that this beach is the tourist and entertainment hub of Gold Coast as it offers many facilities of fun and frolic.

Highlights: Cavill Mall, Cavill Avenue, Surfer’s Paradise Meter Maids.
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Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre

Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre is a must visit place in Gold Coast for a full day family fun and shopping spree. The shopping centre has more than two hundred outlets of some of the most celebrated brands across the world. Apart from that, the shopping centre also houses some of the best restaurants to tantalize your taste buds. From fresh produce to homewares, fashion to health & beauty, the shopping centre has almost everything for your need. It is a popular place amongst both tourists and locals.

Highlights: Enjoy the one of its kind cinema experience at the Reading Cinemas in Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. There are fourteen big screens running the latest blockbusters. If you wish to experience the exclusive luxury and comfortable environment, the Gold Lounge has two separate cinemas with bar and dining.

Timing: On most days the centre is open from 9.00am to 5.30pm
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Springbrook National Park

Springbrook has been enlisted as a world heritage national park. Springbrook is the home to a world of epiphytes, strangler figs, rare birds and plants, glow in the dark mushrooms, vines tangling around trees, mossy fern groves. Few places in the world contain such plants and animals which remain unchanged from the ancestors in fossil records. Springbrook Mountain has its origins millions of years ago. Still not spoilt by excessive commercialization, Springbrook is a part of ancient Gondwana Rainforests and home to avariety of wildlife such as the rare Albert’s Lyrebird, rosellas and the bowerbirds. One can relax in the protected rainforest and look at the stars in the clear sky or pay a visit to the colonies of the glow-worms any time of the year.

Location: Gold Coast hinterland 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise and about 1.5 hours away from Brisbane.

Things to do: Walking tracks, picnic, guided tours and long walks, View wildlife and Horse riding.
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Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has been popular for the spectacular beaches, theme parks and thrilling rides, scenic rainforests and unlimited entertainment 24 hours every day. Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast has been popular as one of the largest water parks located in Gold Coast, both operated and owned by Village Roadshow Theme Parks. The park stays open throughout the year with the pools and the slides heated during winter months. For the much awaited splashtacular day out with the family, keep Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, on the list with endless summer at its exposure.

The 'AquaLoop' slide cannot be missed for the gut-wrenching experience which it offers as the trapdoor gets released, sending the riders to plummet and accelerate into a vertical and massive free fall. The ultimate adrenaline rush comes with the Extreme H2O Zone and followed by the Blackhole, the Tornado, Kamikaze and Mach 5. General Ticket charge is about $64.00 while several discounts and advantages apply to groups purchasing more than 20 tickets.

Location: Wet 'n' Wild Gold Coast is the famous water park located in Oxenford, Gold Coast.
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BurleighHeads,Queesnland

Australia's Gold Coast is the buzzing city, the favorite to Surfers ideal for a thrilling holiday with festivals, golden beaches, nightlife, theme parks and more. Burleigh is famous for its surf beaches and point breaks and its laid back atmosphere. The beachside town, Burleigh possesses a charm of its own, a beach culture with plenty of activities. Strolling along a promenade lined with the Norfolk Island pines and taking in sounds and beauty of Burleigh has been a favorite of tourists ever since.

Alfresco dining at the cafes or restaurants next to the beach or surfing the lifesaving clubs have so much to offer. Local shops take care of the shopping needs with the shopping centers located within easy reach. The James Street with boutiques as well as and other shopping and dining options is mesmerizing for shopaholic souls as well as non-shopaholics.

 Location: It is bordered by the breathtaking Miami Beach and Palm Beach and the mountains reaching the Gold Coast.
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Skypoint Observation Deck

SkyPoint Observation Deck is Australia's one and only beachside with an observation deck. Rising 230 meters in the sky, SkyPoint is among the Gold Coast’s popular attractions and is a destination worth a visit for locals as well as visitors. It provides a 360-degree panoramic view which stretches from surf the hinterland and beyond and provides the ideal location for its visitors to experience an unforgettable Gold Coast shimmering skyline or take views of Brisbane to the Byron Bay. SkyPoint Observation Deck thus is on the list of must-see places for Gold Coast visitors. With its unrivaled 360 degrees view from coast to hinterland, mini-theatrette, and feature zones along with the amazing displays providing the entire needed information, one can plan the holiday hit list without any hassle. During the night, SkyPoint Observation Deck can be seen to transforms into a high altitude and chic lounge bar with pleasing music.

 Location: SkyPoint Observation Deck located on the Levels 77 and 78 of Q1 Building at Surfers Paradise. The one-time entry starts at $24 while day and night admission is priced at $19.
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Greenmount Beach

The Gold Coast has some of the most incredible and popular beaches. Greenmount Beach is one such idyllic beach, characterized by warm white sand and pristine water. The beach is separated from the Coolangatta beach by the coastal head called Greenmount Point. Most of the time, the waves here are gentle, making it ideal for surfing and swimming. Several trails can be taken to enjoy a beach walk. You can take the trail to steer towards the Greenmount Hill to reach Point Danger which is a good place to enjoy whale watching.

Highlights: Greenmount Beach Surf is located at the southern corner where you can enjoy refreshing drinks. Grab a delicious meal at the Rainbow Bay, overlooking the picturesque beach with lapping waves and warm sand.

Location:
The beach starts at the eastern end of Coolangatta Beach, at the suburb of Coolangatta, south of Gold Coast.

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Purling Brook Falls

Purling Brook Falls is one of the largest falls in Gold Coast and is one of the major tourist’s attractions in Gold Coast. The gorgeous falls and the surrounding vistas is a sight to behold. The Purling Brook Falls Lookout is a smaller and easier trail to follow with beautiful landscape and abundant flora and fauna. The Purling Brook Falls Circuit is a 4 km journey that starts form Gwongorella picnic area and takes you through the dense eucalyptus forest from where you can descend to the base of the waterfall. From there you will climb through the rainforest to reach back the starting point.

Highlights: Do not forget to book an appointment with the Springbrook Observatory to watch the mysteries of night sky through powerful telescopes. Also, visit the largest glow worm colonies of Australia.

Location: Located at the centre of Springbrook National Park, a World Heritage Site. 

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