Natural area bushwalks
Bushwalking tracks provide a great way to explore the beauty of the Gold Coast's natural environment while being active and healthy.
Why not try it today and explore some of our parks and nature trails. Find out more using our interactive nature trail map and selecting the 'bushwalking' option, or select from the list below.
- Apple Tree Park (Springbrook)
- Bally Mountain Conservation Area (Bonogin Road, Bonogin)
- Beree Badalla (Palm Beach)
- Boambille Park (Boambille Drive, Coomera)
- Boonooroo Park (Carrara)
- Brookfield Court Reserve (Nerang)
- Burleigh Head National Park (Burleigh)
- Burleigh Ridge Park (Burleigh)
- Coombabah Lakelands Arundel - Tee Trees
- Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area
- Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area - Myola Court Boardwalk
- Currumbin Waters Park (Keegan Circuit, Currumbin)
- Eddie Kornhauser Recreational Reserve (Elanora/Tallebudgera)
- Elanora Wetlands Reserve
- Emerald Lake Wetlands (Nielsens Road, Carrara)
- Federation Walk Coastal Reserve (The Spit, Main Beach)
- Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens (Benowa)
- Hinterland Regional Park (Mudgeeraba/Bonogin)
- Jacob Court Reserve (Upper Coomera)
- Kingsmore Park (Reedy Creek)
- Knack Ridge Reserve (Aylesham Drive, Bonogin)
- Kumuru-Kumuru Park (Wings Road, Upper Coomera)
- Lakeview Downs Parklands (Burley Griffin Drive, Maudsland)
- Len and Muriel Godlonton Reserve (Broadwater Street, Runaway Bay)
- Lower Golden Valley Park (Tallebudgera Valley)
- Miami Bushland Reserve
- Numinbah Conservation Area - The Great Walk
- Oval Drive Parklands - Day use (Mount Nathan)
- Phil Hill Environmental Park (Jabiru Island, Paradise Point) and Jabiru Island Park boat ramp (Paradise Point)
- Ron Mason Park (Kortum Drive, Burleigh Heads)
- Schuster Park (Elanora/Tallebudgera)
- Springbrook National Park (Springbrook)
- Tallebudgera Creek Conservation Park
- Tchoobey Reserve - Kayak Tarrabora (Palm Beach)
- The Cream Track (Tallebudgera Valley to Springbrook Mountain - permit required)
- Tugun Hill Conservation Area (Tugun)
- Varsity Wetlands
- Wallace Nicoll Park (Currumbin Beach)
- Weka Parklands (Kopps Road, Oxenford)
Key bushwalking tips
- Give your bushwalking plan to a friend, relative or other reliable person in case you are injured or get lost. Ask them to contact the police if you don't return as planned.
- Make sure the park you want to visit has walks suitable for your bushwalking experience and level of fitness.
- Check the Bureau of Meteorology website for weather conditions, forecasts and warnings.
- Always carry plenty of drinking water. Bushwalking is thirsty work.
- Walk with a partner or in a group, never bushwalk alone.
- Dress for the track conditions and weather.
- Stick to existing tracks and trails
- Leave the park as you left it and take your rubbish with you.
While there are many bushwalking and recreational opportunities throughout areas managed by the City, there are also other great opportunities to explore National Parks, including World Heritage listed rainforest areas managed by the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service (Environmental Protection Agency).
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