When we think of the Gold Coast we often just think of long expansive beaches and high rise buildings. Yes, they do exist and it is typical of the area along the immediate coast. If you drive a few kilomtres inland you will discover an area of great beauty with National Parks and scenic areas.
The Gold Coast contains some of the last areas of lowland rain forest and one of the largest sub tropical rainforests in the world. We sometimes call the hinterland area the "green behind the gold". In addition to the land based Gold Coast National Parks the Moreton Bay Marine Park is a large area of islands and sheltered water. Please click to learn more about these Gold Coast national parks: