Best Walks on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is oozing with epic landscapes. Boasting a treasure trove of nature-inspired activities - there is so much to explore. From beachside strolls and National Parks to hinterland hikes and wildlife trails, here are 24 of the best walks on the Gold Coast. 

Cascade Gardens features serene rainforest walks, including the the Kokoda Memorial Trail
Beautifully scenic Oceanway walk from Burleigh Headland via North Burleigh Lookout to Miami
Explore our native ecosystems along the Mangroves to Mountains trail in this green oasis in the heart of the city
Marine Parade from Pioneer Park to Quota Park makes is a popular Gold Coast Walk
Doug Jennings Park and Seawall is a lightly trafficked loop trail located on the Gold Coast's beautiful Broadwater
Situated on The Spit, this dynamic walk takes you through patches of rainforest on a spectacular coastline
Eddie Kornhauser Recreational Reserve is one of the Gold Coast’s lesser-known recreational treasures
Explore two wonderful walking tracks in the national park—the Oceanview Track and the Rainforest Circuit
A Gold Coast treasure! A stunning creekside wetland boardwalk along beautiful Currumbin Creek
An easy and picturesque walk—this is a perfect trail for an early morning or late afternoon stroll
Tallebudgera Creek winds west of Burleigh and provides some great creekside trails to explore
Tugun to Bilinga is the ultimate Gold Coast oceanway walk
The Coolangatta to Point Danger Oceanway makes for a spectacular Gold Coast Walk
Jabiru Island is an idyllic waterfront family playground, reached via a scenic boardwalk and located just behind a soft sandy beach
A unique mangrove habitat experience and excellent viewing platform of flora and fauna
A beautiful unspoilt area of flat wetlands with the Melaleuca forest boardwalk and a kangaroo walking trail
A part of Springbrook National Park, Cougal Cascades is home to a stunning waterfall and an easy, but beautiful, rainforest walk
The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens is a fantastic day out for all ages – and the best part is, it needn’t cost you a cent
A combination of urban and bushland scape, stunning views that you'll never see on a postcard and an unexpected spot of history.
Natural Bridge is the jewel in the Gold Coast hinterland crown, a heavenly cave like rock formation in Springbrook National Park
Curtis Falls Circuit is the quintessential and popular Mt Tamborine walk - a moderate grade circuit of just 1.5km return
One of the best bush-walks on Tamborine Mountain traverses through lush rainforest before reaching a scenic lookout
Pademelons, palm trees and cathedral buttresses are all features of this exclusive easy grade walk of around 1 hr
Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens is a hidden treasure atop Mount Tamborine, that features a diverse range of native & exotic flora to enjoy.


Looking to discover more, check out our list of the best beaches on the Gold Coast HERE! And find all the best spots to refuel in our comprehensive Where to Eat and Drink on the Gold Coast section HERE!

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