Gold Coast Hinterland

Providing the green behind the gold, the Gold Coast Hinterland is full of unspoilt National Parks and charming mountain villages, filled with antiques, artisan galleries and decadent caramel fudge worth the drive.

Hike to yesteryear

  • Explore the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest with panoramic views and streaming waterfalls. Top marks for hearing the rare Albert's Lyrebird.
  • Feeling hardcore? Test your agility on The Great Walk three-day trek from O’Reilly’s to Binna Burra to Springbrook National Park.
  • Saddle-up for a foodie’s cycling tour of Mount Tamborine’s local produce, including cellar doors, cheeses and the brewery.

At one with the animals

  • Soar through the forest canopy on an elevated skywalk at Lamington National Park or Mount Tamborine.
  • Join a nocturnal eco-certified tour to Natural Bridge to spot a luminous colony of glowworms.
  • Roam market stalls and retreat back to your bush cabin with a glass of locally produced wine and a roaring fireplace.

Plan your Holiday

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Pethers Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$295 - 400
Pethers is a luxurious boutique retreat with just 10 secluded, individual and private Tree Houses all offering a magnificent sub-tropical rainforest vista. Pethers is exclusively designed for adults. Each Tree House offers a private spa for two, fireplace, king size bedroom, entertainment system, air-conditioning lounge and dining areas with five metre high glass windows leading to an outdoor balcony and overlooks spectacular surrounds.

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.

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.

Amore Mt Tamborine

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$150 - 235
Central accommodation in a natural setting - Just a minute's stroll to Gallery Walk with its cluster of Cafes, Restaurants and Collectable Shops. When you stay at Amore you can walk to a Waterfall or stroll to three National Park Bush Walking Trails and much much more.

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.

Mystery Mountain Farmstay

Beechmont, Gold Coast Area
From AU$190 - 220
Farmstay in the Gold Coast hinterland near Brisbane, designed specifically for groups, particularly international school groups of 20 to 50 people plus leaders and guides. It is a purpose built farm resort only 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise, and just over one hour from Brisbane.

Binna Burra Lodge

Beechmont, Gold Coast Area
From AU$190 - 645
Binna Burra Lodge is under one hour's drive from the Gold Coast and just 90 minutes from Brisbane, the rainforest of Lamington National Park sprawls like a rich emerald carpet across the spurs and valleys of the McPherson Ranges.

Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$86 - 136
Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins offer seven cabins, catering and venue hire. Besides the tranquil surroundings and comfortable accommodation one of the great things being on holidays there is you don't have to cook.

Hillside a Country Retreat

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$180 - 195
Set high on a plateau on the edge of the escarpment of Tamborine Mountain, Hillside Bed and Breakfast and Gumnut Cottage's unique location offers beautiful views across the Hinterland to the Gold Coast and Pacific Ocean.

Springbrook National Park Camping Ground

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
From AU$11.90 - 11.90
Springbrook National Park is located about 100 kilometres south of Brisbane and comprises four sections on and around the plateau; Springbrook section extends along the crest of the plateau, Mount Cougal section to the south east and Natural Bridge and Numinbah sections to the west.
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