World Heritage and National Parks

Get in touch with nature in the Word Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests, the most extensive subtropical rainforest in the world. Making up the Springbrook and Lamington National Parks in the Gold Coast hinterland only a short drive from the beach life. 


  • Be spoilt for choice in Springbrook National Park, home to native wildlife and 4 sections of walking trails with stunning lookouts. Capture the flowing water stream at the Natural Bridge or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Springbrook Plateau to be blown away by waterfalls, breathtaking views & lush rainforest.
  • Enjoy over 160 kilometres of walking trails scattered with waterfalls, ancient fauna and flora through the Lamington National Park
  • Walk amongst the treetops on the 1-½ kilometre Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk that takes you from the canopy floor up to a 40 metre cantilever with a viewing platform over Cedar Creek. 
  • Take a step back in time in Gondwana Rainforests, one of the few places in the world where the plants and animals closely resemble their ancestors. 
  • Indulge in a relaxing weekend away at O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park.

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Bed and Breakfast at Wallaby Ridge

North Tamborine,
From AU$135 - 240
Wallaby Ridge Retreat is a Gold Coast Hinterland country escape in secluded bushland with plenty of wildlife all in its natural habitat. Six kilometres from Canungra in the foothills of Tamborine Mountain, a truly boutique experience awaits:

Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
From AU$240 - 320
Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat's luxury cabins and cottages provide privacy and seclusion for couples in a romantic setting deep in subtropical rainforest. Each cabin and cottage has a deck extending into the forest providing an outdoor setting with a barbecue.

nightfall camp

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$455 - 795
Perched beside the crystal-clear tumbling headwaters of Christmas Creek and Queensland's ancient Lamington National Park rainforests, nightfall's luxury tents epitomise the simple luxuries of life. The nightfall 'glamping' (luxury camping) experience steps away from the excess' and complications of the modern world.

Kidd Street Cottages

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$160 - 250
Check out their well priced, spacious, self-catering cottages. Enjoy exceptional local dining and a variety of unforgettable experiences on Tamborine Mountain. Kidd Street Cottages are perfect if you are looking for an affordable break in the Hinterland of South East Queensland.

The Sanctuary Springbrook Guest House Cottage

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
From AU$250 - 270
The Cottage at The Sanctuary Springbrook is located on Springbrook Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland. The World Heritage Listed Springbrook National Park is an eco-tourism wonderland and world-famous for its rainforests, unique environment and ancient volcanic landscapes.

Cayambe View Bed and Breakfast

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$135 - 225
Recently renovated, Cayambe View Bed and Breakfast offers a warm and friendly atmosphere with the best service and the best prices. Perfect for a romantic getaway or weekend escape. Close to the famous Gallery Walk and even closer to the beautiful Botanical Gardens, Cayambe View Bed and Breakfast gives you peaceful tranquility just a stones throw from the centre of town.

Lamington National Park Camping Ground

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$11.90 - 11.90
There is one camping area in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, and a privately-managed campground adjacent to the Binna Burra section of the park. Both camping areas have facilities and are within short walking distances to all graded walking tracks.

Wongari Eco Retreat

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$350 - 470
Seclusion and privacy, beside the pristine rapid-filled headwaters of Christmas Creek - Wongari is an intimate romantic retreat bordering World Heritage Lamington National Park and only 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$265 - 650
The Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa is an international award-winning mountain rainforest sanctuary perched on top of Mount Tamborine. Set on four acres of botanical gardens, complete with flowing stream, small waterfall and cliff views as far as the coast.

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park™

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$179 - 329
Cedar Creek Lodges shares a magnificent rainforest property with Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain which is less than an hour from Brisbane and Gold Coast. Stay in a stylish two bedroom Creek Lodge or a family holiday home with self-catering facilities or choose a contemporary room.
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