Away from the beach, theme parks and noise explore the Gold Coast on foot. The green behind the Gold of the hinterland is well worth a visit.
Burleigh Headland National Park Walk
There are two tracks to choose from, each meandering through almost 30 hectares of forest and pandanus groves.
Gold Coast Hinterland
One of Australia's newest long distance walking tracks, the Gold Coast Hinterland walk connects Lamington and Springbrook Plateaus together.
258 Ashmore Road, Benowa (07 5581 6984)
The gardens are set over 31 hectares and are a must see for both locals and tourists.