This Gold Coast Hinterland area is the largest area of protected subtropical rainforest in the world, with sizeable areas of warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of Australia’s remaining cool temperate rainforest. Massive Strangler Figs, ancient Antarctic Beech, Red Cedar, Rosewood and Booyongs tower overhead whilst hundreds of different species of palms, vines, ferns and orchids flourish beneath. This is Gondwana Rainforest at its very best.
We start the trail in the Springbrook National Park, traversing a prehistoric landscape which links the World Heritage-listed Lamington and Springbrook plateaus. We have selected the most scenic Gold Coast walks through this unspoilt rainforest, tracks that pass numerous cascading streams and towering waterfalls, tracks that crisscross creeks and present you with the most beautiful locations to bask, eat lunch and simply just relax.
The walking is mesmerising up here, with peaks reaching over 1100m and the steep untracked southern edge forms an impressive natural border with the state of NSW. Highlights include walking the volcano rim, doing the Treetops walk and climbing the huge Strangler Fig tower.
With two guides to look after you on this Gold Coast walk, there will be the opportunity to shorten some of the walking days for those who wish. The lodgings are world class and make up an essential part of this incomparable journey. The views from both the Sky Lodges and O’Reilly’s are an amazing parenthesis to each day of walking.
$per person twin/double share
Grade 3 – ModerateShort, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.
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