Top 8 Natural Attractions to Discover Near Ocean Royale
With summer just around the corner, there isn’t a better incentive to head out and explore the great outdoors!
Queensland’s Gold Coast is a hive of breathtaking natural attractions that beg to be discovered this summer. Aside from the beaches, these natural attractions offer a glimpse into the region’s tropical heritage and a chance to see the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland.
With our central Gold Coast Broadbeach holiday apartments, these natural - and cost-free - attractions are yours to visit in just a short drive. Don’t miss out this summer!
Gold Coast Botanic Gardens
Open all year round with no entry fee, there’s no excuse not to take a stroll in the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens this summer. A treat for passionate gardeners, flower arrangers and nature lovers, this picturesque garden park offers a colourful diversity of regional flora and trees, beautifully arranged and yours to take in at your own pace.
Reachable within a 15-minute drive from our Broadbeach apartments, enjoy an afternoon at Benowa’s Botanic Gardens which, in addition to its manicured floral displays, has a lake boardwalk, a playground, multiple picnic areas and affordable coffee at Coffee at the Gardens.
Macintosh Island Park
The best location to wind down in Surfers Paradise, Macintosh Island Park is a community park on Macintosh Island, a short walk from northern Surfers Paradise Beach with lots to see and the perfect atmosphere to kick back and relax.
Also known as Peacock Park, Macintosh Island Park boasts a friendly residence of peacocks to see on your visit. Stroll its pathways and view its running streams, then settle down for a quiet summer picnic under a tree!
Also a 15-minute ride from our location at Ocean Royale Holiday Apartments, Broadwater Parklands in Southport is one of the must-visit parks on the Gold Coast. Home to regular events and festivals, such as the annual Gold Coast Show, Broadwater Parklands offers a large open space for strolling, cycling and recreational sports, complete with various public amenities and a sandy playground for the kids.
Located on the waterfront, Broadwater Parklands also provides a sparkling panoramic view of Southport Marina and the Southport Spit.
Mount Tamborine National Park
Tamborine National Park is an adventurer’s paradise that’s worth the one hour drive north from Broadbeach Gold Coast, offering a host of things to do this summer that includes walking trails, treetop zip-lining, horseback riding, regional wine tasting, cheese tasting and more.
At the heart of the park’s lush rainforest tracks, waterfalls, swimming holes and abundant flora and wildlife, Mount Tamborine presents a rewarding challenge for hikers, where breathtaking hinterland views as you ascend to its 500-metre-high plateau are guaranteed to take your breath away.
Burleigh Head National Park
Heading south from Broadbeach, visit Burleigh Gold Coast for a casual bushwalking experience in Burleigh Head National Park - an idyllic rainforest patch complemented by a location on the oceanfront.
Free to explore at your own pace, Burleigh Head National Park has various rainforest paths with eye-catching native flora, local wildlife to see and a number of tranquil areas to sit down and eat on a picnic bench. At the cliffs, take in a spectacular view of Burleigh Beach and the Pacific Ocean.
Tallebudgera Creek, situated next to Burleigh Head National Park, is a natural attraction that sets the scene for more than a few exciting outdoor activities! Not to be ignored on your Gold Coast summer holiday, Tallebudgera Creek is the place to visit if you’re looking to swim, kayak, fish or paddle surrounded by picture-perfect scenery.
Both Tallebudgera Creek and Currumbin Creek have local businesses where you can hire kayaks and stand-up paddle-boards. When your chosen activity leaves you hungry, feast on a picnic at the shimmering water’s edge.
Currumbin Rock Pools
Currumbin is a 25-minute drive from Broadbeach where, inside Currumbin Valley, an unforgettable swimming experience waits at the Currumbin Rock Pools.
This popular location offers numerous freshwater pools ideal for cooling off, in addition to rope swings, picnic benches and surrounding hinterland to explore. Reachable via a short hike through Currumbin Valley, the Currumbin Rock Pools is one natural attraction on the Gold Coast that’s well worth putting on your holiday itinerary.
Springbrook National Park
On par with Tamborine National Park, Springbrook National Park - an hour’s drive from our Broadbeach holiday apartments - is another lush rainforest park with plenty to see and uncover across one whole day out.
Explore Springbrook at your leisure - for both amateur and seasoned bushwalkers, Springbrook National Park boasts swimming holes, running streams, hidden waterfalls and fantastic hinterland lookouts with more to sightsee the deeper you venture. For the ultimate reward, locate Purling Brook Falls at the centre of Springbrook National Park - a spectacular 100-metre-tall waterfall that, once seen, isn’t easily forgotten!
Book Your Broadbeach Gold Coast Holiday Today
For a central location that puts all the above at the tip of your fingers, make sure to book your next holiday in Broadbeach. Here at Ocean Royale Gold Coast Resort, we offer affordable Broadbeach holiday rentals on Britannia Avenue, a short walk from Kurrawa Beach and the best restaurants Broadbeach has to offer.
Ideal for travellers, couples and families, our choice of one and two-bedroom Broadbeach apartments are fully self-contained for your comfort, complete with spacious living and dining areas, full kitchen facilities and private balconies that all offer stunning beach and ocean views.
Enjoy all the comforts of home during your stay at Ocean Royale - including cable TV, laundry appliances and a large Queen-sized bed - with onsite resort facilities to take advantage of such as an outdoor heated swimming pool, an indoor pool and spa, male and female saunas, a barbecue area and more.
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