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Unchanged country hinterland behind the Gold Coast with spectacular views, natural attractions and gourmet food and many a sweeping corner to be enjoyed in any car. Easily achieved in one day.
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Australia's longest road tunnel - The Clem 7 - 7 kilometers unerd brisbane City and River from northside and joining South East Freeway - Toll applies
Traditionally, for locals the half way point between Brisbane and Gold Coast. Old Beenleigh Town is located 189 Main Street, Beenleigh and has over 20 buildings on site with historical significance. They include the original church, school, boot-makers shop, railway station, post office, jail, council chambers, and several old cottages.
The village's homes are museums within themselves, with old furniture and equipment on display. A 12 minute movie is shown in the old movie theatre about the Settlers of the Sugar Fields and how local cotton, sugar and rum industries were established.
The Town is open daily from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. Entry is $6 for adults, $4 with concession and $2.50 for children.
A Gastro Pub in the low flat plains below Mt Tamborine. A popular lunch stop for groups because of large capacity and parking.
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk located on Tamborine Mountain is an innovative way to view this spectacular environment. Visitors depart from the Eco Info Gallery, which offers comprehensive local flora and fauna interpretive panels & displays and a fresh water aquarium, to begin an adventure on a spectacular elevated walkway, high above the ground in the beautiful rainforest canopy.
Descending gradually to the densely vegetated rainforest floor beside the creek, the walk follows points of interest including rockpools, a butterfly lookout, local history enclosure and sheltered rest areas along the way until reaching the amazing Cantilever.
Visitors return to the Centre which has a cafe serving light refreshments, gift shop with quality merchandise, toilet facilities (including accessible facilities), and bus/car parking areas. The walk takes approximately 50 minutes and is suitable for all ages.
The Skywalk is open 7 days from 9:30am with final walks at 4pm (closing at 5pm) and entry prices are Adults $19.50, Children $9.50, Family $44.00 (2 adults & 1 children), Extra Child $5.00 and Senior/Student Card Holders $16.50.
Coach and visitor parking on site. Toilets including disabled are available.
A defunct Arrowroot Mill now converted into a Wedding Venue, cafe and Turtle Feeding Pond ..a peaceful and manicured property with varied interests including a small petting zoo.
After nearly four years under construction, Hinze Dam on the Gold Coast has reopened to the public on 19 December 2011.
Hinze Dam was originally constructed in 1976 and was raised in 1989. The AUD395 million Hinze Dam Stage Three upgrade saw the dam wall raised by 15 metres, doubling the dam's capacity and providing increased water security and flood mitigation.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the dam and explore the new facilities which include a state-of-the-art Interpretive Centre, lakeside parks, walking, bike and horse trails, increased car parking, toilet facilities and barbecue areas for public use.
Two new boat ramps have also been constructed. The Western Boat Ramp (Nerang Murwillumbah Road) and Eastern Boat Ramp (Little Nerang / Range roads) are now open for use. Please note access to the Hinze Dam recreational facilities is now via Advancetown Road. There is no longer access via Gilston Road. - See more at: http://www.visitgoldcoast.com/places-to-see/gold-coast/attractions/hinze-dam/#sthash.0WuhtJAj.dpuf
A fully liscenced Cafe in the beautiful Numinbah Valley ..ideal for morning tea stop or a burger ..
A unique and beautiful natural stone arch or bridge where the water rushed thru the middle into a pond below. Always a favourite with locals and tourist alike. Well worth the leisurely rainforest walk.
Local produce and arts and crafts ..Situated just outside the historic town of Murwillumbah in the quiet village of Chillingham, in the beautiful Tweed Valley, Northern New South Wales, Australia. Not far from the beaches of the Gold Coast on a peaceful drive, surrounded by the beautiful waterways of the Northern Rivers in Northern NSW, and close to a range of quiet accommodation.
Crossed from Qld to NSW and the base of Mt warning is a relocated 100 year old home/Restaurant with accommodation and plenty of walks, gardens and views. Liscensed and delicious.