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17 Amazing Places To Go On The Gold Coast That Aren’t The Beach

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s well known tourist attractions because of the stunning beaches but did you know there is more to see in QLD then beaches?
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17 Amazing Places To Go On The Gold Coast That Aren’t The Beach

Beached out? Now, go see the rest.

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Everyone knows the Gold Coast for its beaches and parties. And rightfully so.

Everyone knows the Gold Coast for its beaches and parties. And rightfully so.

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Really, who can resist the good surf, and chill culture? It’s the quintessential Australian way of life. But there’s more to the Gold Coast than its seaside fair.

Really, who can resist the good surf, and chill culture? It's the quintessential Australian way of life. But there's more to the Gold Coast than its seaside fair.

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1. Why not watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon?

Why not watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon?

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2. As the fog clears, marvel at the beauty of the Hinterland.

As the fog clears, marvel at the beauty of the Hinterland.

A hot air balloon ride between Beaudesert and Canungra.

3. Abseil down this heart-shaped natural pool in Killarney Glen in Lower Beechmont.

Abseil down this heart-shaped natural pool in Killarney Glen in Lower Beechmont.

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Read more about Killarney Glen here.

4. Re-acquaint yourself with nature at Curtis Falls in Tamborine Mountain National Park.

Re-acquaint yourself with nature at Curtis Falls in Tamborine Mountain National Park.

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Read more about it here.

5. Get lost in the Lamington National Park and find yourself refreshed at Moran Falls.

Get lost in the Lamington National Park and find yourself refreshed at Moran Falls.

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Read more about it here.

6. Lie on your back and watch the stars at Jacobs Well.

Lie on your back and watch the stars at Jacobs Well.

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Read more about it here.

7. This is the road to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat…

This is the road to O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat...

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8. …And this is the trek that you’re treated to in its forest.

...And this is the trek that you're treated to in its forest.

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Read more about it here.

9. Really, the Gold Coast is blessed with natural wonders. It’s just waiting for you to explore it.

Really, the Gold Coast is blessed with natural wonders. It's just waiting for you to explore it.

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Like this trekking spot in Binna Burra.

10. You get drop-dead gorgeous sceneries from up above.

You get drop-dead gorgeous sceneries from up above.

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Like this farm on a hill in Springbrook.

11. …Or raw natural beauty down below.

...Or raw natural beauty down below.

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A trail in Twinfalls Circuit, Springbrook.

12. Just. Look. At. This. View.

Just. Look. At. This. View.

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Not quite the beach, at Beechmont.

13. There’s a world to explore in the Tamborine Mountain National Park.

There's a world to explore in the Tamborine Mountain National Park.

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Read more here.

14. You can even relive your childhood on a treetop.

You can even relive your childhood on a treetop.

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Like this one in Thunderbird Park, Mt Tamborine.

15. You can still get a glimpse of the sea, like this view from the Burleigh Heads.

You can still get a glimpse of the sea, like this view from the Burleigh Heads.

Read more here.

16. How eerily beautiful is this moss-covered landscape at Couran Cove in South Stradbroke Island?

How eerily beautiful is this moss-covered landscape at Couran Cove in South Stradbroke Island?

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Read more here.

17. Take a good, deep breath and just marvel at what’s in front of you.

Take a good, deep breath and just marvel at what's in front of you.

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From a cliff, in Lamington National Park.

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