Blog Me, Baby! An Unforgettable Day Trip To The Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
The Gold Coast offers residents and visitors alike many opportunities to get away from it all. For a few hours or a few days, you can take your car hire out for a drive in the beautiful hinterland! The Gold Coast hinterland is covered with a wide variety of interesting attractions, gorgeous scenery, and attractive guesthouses, making it one of the best destinations for Queensland tourists. You could drive your rental car to the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
This incredible 54-kilometer walking track opened several years ago and connects the Springbrook plateau to the Lamington plateau. At 900 meters tall, Springbrook Mountain is a great sight to see, and the Scenic Rim (which extends westward from the hinterland) offer plenty of opportunities for you to see wildlife, flora and fauna.
The Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk is about 45 minutes away driving from the city of Gold Coast (and about 110 kilometers or 2 hours south of Brisbane). As the official Queensland Government website puts it, “Follow footsteps from the past and discover the magic of walking on an ancient volcano, behind a spectacular waterfall and through the Gondwana Rainforest of Australia World Heritage Area's rainforests, and feel the landscapes' spirit.”
See Queensland Government for much more official info!
VroomVroomVroom also highly recommends adding one or both of the following fun stops to your Great Walk day trip.
Do you fancy a cup of Japanese tea? We know where to go!
Japanese Tea Encounters is a wonderful tea house in the hills of Mudgeeraba (on the way to Springbrook National Park), located just 7 minutes by car from the Mudgeeraba/Robina exits (79 & 80) of the M1 highway. So make a reservation and indulge yourself and your travel companions with Japanese tea and Oriental sweets. Featured offerings include “gyokuro, the 'liqueur' of green teas” and “toasty roasted hojicha”, and visitors can learn how to prepare them deliciously and elegantly, all while enjoying a stunning view of the Gold Coast.
In addition to tea tasting, your host Margaret Price will invite you to experience the intimate atmosphere of a traditional Japanese tea room and share insights into the Zen mysteries and profound aesthetics of the tea ceremony. Ms. Price has been a practitioner of the Tea Ceremony for over 30 years, is the founder of The Little Tea Society, and has authored 5 books including Classic Japanese Inns. The cost is $50pp for 2 guests and $35pp for 3 or more. Japanese Tea Encounters is open by reservation Tuesday through Sunday, 10 to 12 noon.Boomerang Farm Golf Course is located at 55 Johns Road, Mudgeeraba, in the heart of the hinterland, and provides a relaxed setting for the golf lover or the beginner on holiday with friends. For tee times or other booking info, call (07) 5530 5231. This 9-hole course, which was once a dairy farm and later a tourist attraction where people could throw boomerangs, was developed into a golf course in 1994. The longest hole is a 500 metre Par 5, and you can either walk the course, abundant with dams and trees, or hire a motorized buggy.
The rustic clubhouse, built in 1902, is licensed and serves various alcoholic beverages and tasty snacks. This log style cabin clubhouse provides visitors with a relaxed, open feeling.