Schuster Park

Schuster Park playground

This park began as part of a dairy farm owned by Joe Schuster and his family. Schuster Park, Tallebudgera is now a popular park that is approximately 68 hectares in size.

Vehicle access is via Heather Street, Tallebudgera. Pedestrians can also access the park via Nineteenth Avenue, Elanora.

Download a map of Schuster Park(PDF, 65KB)


Schuster Park playground at Tallebudgera is a jungle-themed park best suited to children aged 4 and over. With a heavy focus on climbing, each playground piece has a number of climbing nets leading to slides, towers and platforms.

A key feature of this playground are the two mega slides off the main tower. Kids can climb the two storeys to the top, and make their way back down on the twisty mega slide! For younger children, there is a smaller version of the main tower, with a single platform and smaller tunnel slide to conquer.

The playground is connected by a series of nature paths, with balance beams, jumping posts, sand paths and stepping stones all enticing children to explore. Along the main sand-based nature path there are some drums and musical flowers – speak into one and see where your voice travels to! There is a swing set as well as a basket swing for the swing lovers.

The playground is set alongside Tallebudgera Creek and there is a small sandy beach that visitors can use to splash in the water. It is also a great kick off point for kayakers. There are a number of picnic shelters as well as barbecues, drinking fountains and a toilet block, making this place very popular for parties.

Recreational opportunities

This park provides many recreational opportunities, with an off-leash dog exercise area and walking trails. Horse riding and shoreline fishing are popular in this park.

Boat anglers can access the picnic and toilet facilities by landing on the sandy beach of Tallebudgera Creek. Kayaks can also launch from the reserve's sandy beach.

The "peninsula section" is a conservation area. Cross the narrow land bridge and enter a wilder place. Although close to the busy suburbs, this natural area is a quiet refuge for the diverse flora and fauna species that it supports.

Keep your eyes open and look up into the tree canopy. Koalas are regularly sighted in the reserve, within the vegetation along Tallebudgera Creek.

View information about the Schuster Park peninsula section(PDF, 1MB)

Opening hours

The park is open daily from 6am. Gates close at 6pm. Please ensure you are out of the park before closing time.

Dog exercise area

This park has an area where dogs may be exercised off leash but under effective control. Dogs must be walked on leash in other areas and are prohibited in all children's playground areas. There are also dog prohibited areas. 

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

Find this off leash exercise area

Schuster Park Peninsula trail maps

Schuster Park walking trails are generally flat and level, suitable for all fitness levels. The peninsula trail provides excellent opportunities for nature observation and bushwalking. Be sure to apply the mozzie repellent before leaving the car park.

The walking trail and boardwalk cross Melaleuca woodland, she-oak open forest, mangrove and saltmarsh communities. There are good bird watching opportunities. The saltmarsh and mangrove areas are a breeding habitat for shorebirds, songbirds, and raptors. Species include the whistling kite (Haliastur sphenurus) and swamp harrier (Circus approximans).

This significant wetland area provides nursery habitat for marine fish and crustacean species. Additionally, it provides key habitat features for insectivorous bats and terrestrial fauna including small mammals. Help protect this sensitive environment. Stay on existing trails outlined on the Schuster Park peninsula trail maps below.

Horse riding

Horse facilities including a dressage arena, are present in the south-western sector of Schuster Park. For further information contact the Gold Coast Horse and Carriage Club Inc.

You can go horse riding in some sections of the park. Please refer to the maps provided on this webpage for more details. Note that horse riding is not permitted on the peninsula trail boardwalk.


Access for people with disabilities is well considered, with ramp access to the toilets, disabled parking and concrete pathways.

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Schuster Park, 506 Schusters Road, Tallebudgera 4228  
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