Natures haven: Gold Coast’s best parks

Do you love the thrill of the outdoors? Do you like to view nature at its finest? Do you believe that the best things in life are for free? Do you love the wind blowing your hair away? Are you planning to organize a fun day out with your friends?

Well, the Gold Coast has fabulous parks that are free to access. In this post, you’ll get to see the Gold Coast’s best parks and all the fun things you can do there.

1. Broadwater Parklands

This large park stretches about 3 kilometers and is located on Marine Parade, Southport. The park is split into three precints: North, Central and South. The South precinct has 2.8 hectares of open space for use. The park offers a wide range fun activities and facilities like the following:

Aquatic Centre: The aquatic centre is very beautiful and you can learn how to swim, have a massage or simply relax by the pool. There are heated pools, indoor training pools and a diving pool. There are also rockpools for waterplay.

Cafe: There is a cafe in the park where you can enjoy something to eat whilst in the park or takeaway.

Rooftop: There is a nice rooftop in the park where you can have amazing views of Surfers Paradises and the waterways.

Other attractions: There is free wifi in the park, 4 touchball football fields, a large playground, access to the beach, fishing points, barbeque points and many other amazing views.

2. Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

This large 31-hectare park is located in Benowa, about 10 minutes drive from Surfers Paradise. It is a delight for any lover of nature. You can smell and touch flowers in the serene sensory garden, learn about local plants and view beautiful butterflies in the butterfly gardens. You can see the type of plants that attract butterflies. This park is ideal for taking long strolls, having a picnic, guided walks by park staff  and viewing a wide range of flora.

3. Mount Tamborine National Park

Mount Tamborine is located in the hinterlands, about 36km from Southport. It was the first National park in Queensland and it’s a big tourist attraction because of its unique plant and animal diversity and its landscape. The park hosts 85% and 65% of all animal and plant species in the Gold Coast respectively. The common animals in the park are bush turkeys, large skinks, land mullet, scrubwrens, lyrebirds and noisy pitta. Mt. Tamborine is popular for camping activities, walking tracks, picnics, guided tours, horseriding, antique shopping and wine tasting.

The Gold Coast has many beautiful parks that are waiting to be discovered so make the most of the opportunity to explore natures haven and relax.

What’s your favourite park? Tell me in the comments!

– Henry


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