Explore the Gold Coast This Spring with Waterways Apartments
With spring coming up on the calendar, it's time to get out and explore somewhere new in the warm sun!
The Queensland Gold Coast boasts a handful of scenic locations and natural attractions that beg to be explored for when the new season comes around, and with our inviting Gold Coast accommodation apartments in Surfers Paradise, you can enjoy a memorable spring holiday with the sparkling coast in the palm of your hand.
At Surfers Waterways Apartments, we offer the best range of luxury accommodation Gold Coast apartments for families and groups this spring. Situated on the Nerang River, you can savour a tranquil location near central Surfers Paradise, Southport Broadwater and more, complete with relaxing onsite facilities to make the most of at your leisure.
Spring is the best time to explore the natural side of the Gold Coast, where the temperate climate and fewer crowds provide a smooth-sailing experience for nature and wildlife lovers, casual walkers and hardcore adventurers. For your spring planning, here are seven scenic locations to put on your Gold Coast holiday itinerary!
Macintosh Island Park
Just minutes away from Surfers Paradise Beach, have a break from the sand at Macintosh Island Park. Home to a friendly population of peacocks, Macintosh Island Park has a unique atmosphere that sets itself apart, complemented by small cascading creeks, large tracts of open grass and shady trees for when you require a break from the sun.
It’s a relaxation hotspot away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Surfers Paradise streets, and a prime location for picnicking, cycling, strolling and more. Make sure to find it within a 20-minute walk or 2-minute drive from our Surfers Paradise apartments.
A picturesque park on the Southport waterfront, Broadwater Parklands offers a relaxed family day out with a whole host of ways to bask in the spring sun.
Take a leisurely stroll through the park or hire a bike to zip along the pathways. The open park is ideal for throwing a frisbee or tossing a ball, with a popular playground in its centre that is sure to keep the kids busy for a few hours. For an unforgettable experience, head to Broadwater Parklands in the morning to catch the sun as it comes up over the ocean.
Gold Coast Botanic Gardens
For manicured gardens and colourful flora in all directions, an afternoon at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens won’t disappoint. This natural attraction is free to visit all year round from morning to evening, so there’s no excuse to leave it off your holiday itinerary if you’ve got an eye for unique plants and decorative flowers!
The Gold Coast Botanic Gardens feature several manicured displays, alongside idyllic lake boardwalks and a lively residence of birds to spot. Areas within the Gold Coast Botanic Gardens are mostly flat, making it a comfortable stroll and floral sightseeing experience for all ages.
Tamborine National Park
If you’re a true outdoorsy type, then Tamborine National Park is well worth the hour’s drive from Surfers Paradise. This huge protected nature reserve is free to visit and explore, with almost five square miles of lush rainforest trees, tall waterfalls, cliff lookouts and rich wildlife at the foot of famous Mount Tamborine.
There are various recommended bush walks to take at Tamborine National Park with great stops for picnics, waterfall sightseeing and swimming. Pack a picnic for your visit or make use of one of the BBQ areas, with numerous playgrounds for the littles ones to enjoy.
Burleigh Head National Park
As well as Tamborine National Park, another unforgettable rainforest experience waits ahead at Burleigh Head National Park. Situated centrally on the coast, Burleigh Head National Park is easily accessible from all parts of the Gold Coast with plenty to see, do and explore for all ages and fitness levels.
Each walking path offers a new experience, where you’re guaranteed to come across unique birdlife and wildlife, flora and picture-perfect nature spots for sitting down with a view. The ocean walk is what the locals will recommend, which gets you close to Burleigh Head National Park’s rocky cliffs with breathtaking views across the Pacific Ocean.
Not far from Burleigh Head National Park, Currumbin Valley is a bushwalking hotspot for both casual and experienced trekkers. This fantastic taste of the Gold Coast hinterland has more than enough to explore over a full morning and afternoon, where untouched nature and roving wildlife offer a unique adventure just moments away from Currumbin Beach.
Pack your swimwear before your visit, as the Currumbin Rock Pools are a local jewel in Currumbin Gold Coast that shouldn’t go amiss. A great spot for the kids, the Currumbin Rock Pools are as fun to swim as they are to look at, providing a rewarding experience to enjoy at the end of your hike.
Springbrook National Park
Springbrook National Park is the ultimate hinterland experience in Queensland, bragging more than 20 square miles of dense forest wilderness just an hour’s drive from the beach-populated Gold Coast. For diehard bushwalkers and nature lovers, Springbrook National Park is an explorer’s dream, featuring hidden swimming holes, canyon creeks, streams and an abundance of friendly Australian species.
The unmissable reward inside Springbrook National Park is Purling Brook Falls - a 100-metre waterfall that promises a sight that will stick with you for years to come.
Book a Group or Family Escape Today with Surfers Waterways
Discover the Gold Coast’s scenic natural attractions and locations this spring with our family-friendly Surfers Paradise accommodation. For a comfortable price, our choice of two and three bedroom riverside apartments guarantee a satisfying getaway on the the Gold Coast, where the best it has to offer can be waiting at the tip of your fingers.
Our luxury open-plan options are bright and spacious, complete with full kitchen facilities and relaxing balcony views that overlook the Nerang River. Start planning for spring by viewing our affordable direct rates today at Waterways Apartments.