Relax and unwind where good food and drink and welcoming rural hospitality reside in a naturally beautiful environment.
Go wild and explore arts and heritage, local attractions, nature and wildlife, Aboriginal culture and adventure all year round.
Slow down and enjoy genuine country hospitality from camping to cabins and five-star retreats in stunning surrounds.
Have an eventful time in the Scenic Rim with our year-round calendar of festivals, shows, races and events.
Discover beauty, mystery and history along the 54 kilometres Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk linking the species-rich Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area of Lamington and Springbrook plateaus via the scenic Numinbah Valley. This World Heritage Area protects the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, large areas of warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of Australia’s remaining Antarctic beech cool temperate rainforest.
Walkthrough the ancient volcanic landscape of the Tweed Volcano, which is still being eroded by rushing streams and plummeting waterfalls, and through lush rainforest with relicts of Gondwana flora and fauna.
The walk offers once-in-a-lifetime experienceswhere else in Queensland can you walk along the rim of an ancient volcano?
Plan your walk using the map trip planner online, book your walkers’ campsites online and purchase or download the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk topographic map brochure to take with you on the walk.
Allow three days to complete this Great Walk. It is recommended that you walk west to east, commencing the walk from Lamington National ParkGreen Mountains section (OReilly) and ending at The Settlement camping area in Springbrook National Park.
The Yugambeh Aboriginal people, whose ancestors walked this land for thousands of years, say to you now ‘Kulli bugoram dhagunnya nya yahngahla’ (This (is) special landwalk carefully).
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We are proud of our diverse communities within the region. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the many lands within the Scenic Rim - the Mununjali in the Centre, the Wangerriburra to the East, the Ugurapul to the West, and all those of the Yugambeh and Jagera language groups. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.