Hinterland Regional Park

Hinterland Regional Park map

A park true to its name, the area is surrounded by bushland. An ideal scene for nature lovers, this quiet parkland includes:

  • a playground
  • fenced off leash dog exercise area
  • bushwalking trails where you can hear frogs and birds.

The playground is completely shaded and includes a set of swings, rockers, monkey bars, bridges, climbing equipment and a flying fox.

The park road is one-way entry and exit. It loops around the parklands and holds plenty of on-site parking spots as you enter off Hardys Road.

The middle of the parkland is slightly hilly with a large flat grassy area on top. There are several sheltered picnic tables with barbecues scattered around.

Find easily accessible public toilets to the right of the entrance.

Hinterland Regional Park trail maps

Suitable for most fitness levels with easy to moderate tracks. Some tracks are grassed.


Access for people with disabilities include a pathway to the disability toilet and a picnic barbecue area from the park road.

The playground and other picnic areas are not as accessible as they are located on a small hill with no pathway leading towards them.

Dog exercise areas

This park has an area where dogs may be exercised off leash, under effective control, and also dog agility equipment within a fenced section. Dogs must be walked on leash in all other areas and are prohibited in playgrounds.

Extensive areas of this park is conservation area with dogs prohibited and signage in place.

City of Gold Coast has numerous areas where you can exercise your dog off leash.

Find this off leash exercise area

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Covering 62 hectares, Hinterland regional Park was the first Mudgeeraba land to be settled by Europeans in 1869. The original vegetation has been highly modified in the past 140 years as a result of:

  • clearing timber cutting for sawmills and fence posts and rails
  • grazing by beef and dairy cattle
  • construction of water pipelines and power lines
  • invasion by introduced pasture legumes and escapees from gardens
  • dam construction.

Bushcare group

The park has an active bushcare group that partner with the City's NaturallyGC Landcare program improving bushland and planting trees. The group meet on the first Saturday of the month from February to November 8am to 10am.

For more information visit our Hinterland Regional Park Bushcare Group page or view the Nature Play QLD ideas for kids website.

Environmental offset project

The City delivered a tree planting project in April 2020 and continues to manage this project.

There will be minimal impact to park access and signage will be in place for any required temporary closures.

For more information see our Hinterland Regional Park environmental offset project page.


Hinterland Regional Park, intersection of Hardys Road & Bertana Drive, Mudgeeraba 4213  
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