Gold Coast Hinterland tours

Discover the highlights of the hinterlands in South East Queensland.

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The hinterland's lush greenery and tumbling waterfalls can entice both South East Queensland holidaymakers and daytrippers inland from the Gold Coast.

You’ll find nature at its best in the hinterland: spectacular views, undulating hills and precious wildlife.

Compare Gold Coast Hinterland tour options:

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Gold CoastSpringbrook National Park, Mt TamborineNuminbah Valley, rock pools and waterfalls hike, Natural Bridge, Glow Worm Caves, tropical fruit tasting$99Experience Oz
Gold CoastSpringbrook National ParkGlow worm night tour$99RedBalloon
Gold CoastSpringbrook National ParkWaterfalls, Mount Warning lookout, afternoon tea, Gondwana Rainforests, Natural Arch$88RedBalloon
Gold CoastLamington National Park, Mt TamborinePurpose-built 4WD travel, guided rainforest walk to waterfalls, morning tea, BBQ lunch, swims in natural rock pools, treetop walk, wildlife, boomerang throwing lesson$148Viator

Gold Coast Hinterland activities and attractions

Explore the Gold Coast’s green backdrop with its abundance of unbeatable scenic lookout points and waterfalls like in nearby Tamborine National Park, Lamington National Park and Springbrook National Park. The adventurous are challenged to the 3-day Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk, which is accessible in shorter chunks.

Scenic Day Tour Group runs a variety of tours, such as Springbrook, Natural Arch and Bush Tucker Tasting with guided walks and visits to five waterfalls, from $99.90 per adult, $69.90 per child. And animal lovers can go horse riding in the hinterland – this package on Redballoon includes a horse ride, spa treatments and high tea for $336 per person.

Where is the hinterland?

From Surfers Paradise, expect the following driving distances to get to the area's local attractions. Some of the below are also within easy reach of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. If you're going on a multi-stop trip along the Queensland coast, some places may be more easily accessed from those areas.

  • Tamborine Mountain: 40km
  • Bunya Mountains National Park: 50km
  • Lamington National Park: 50km
  • Mount Coot-tha Forest: 85km
  • Glass House Mountains: 150km
  • Maleny: 170km

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