The Gold Coast is one of the jewels in Queensland’s crown and when it comes to natural beauty, she impresses. From pristine beaches to gorgeous green rainforests, there is so much natural beauty on this coast it is hard to narrow down the top spots; however, we’ve done the work for you and pulled together a list of the Gold Coast’s most photogenic locations that you won’t want to miss while on your tropical vacation. Don’t forget to pack your camera!
Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park
In the Gold Coast hinterland just 45 minutes from the beaches is Springbrook National Park, a pristine national park that is a must-stop for nature lovers and budding photographers. Of all the suitable spots, the most beautiful and unique is Natural Bridge rock arch. Stand on the top of an ancient volcano with a views that stretch forever, cascading waterfalls and stunning rock creeks that flow into the most amazing swimming holes.
Miami Hill, Miami
Miami is an incredibly cool place to visit with its burgeoning café culture, beautiful beaches and boutique accommodation. Edgy local watering holes such as The Cargo Bar and The Shed Bar serve boutique wine and locally-brewed beer, while the main drag is a hot bed of local blues, jazz, roots and independent artists. There are plenty of opportunities to whip out the camera on a trip to this trendy beach destination.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
It’s not so much about the location that’s photogenic about this one, but more about the adorable creatures that inhabit the sanctuary. When visiting Australia, it’s a bit of a rite of passage to take a photo with one of our national icons – the cute and cuddly koala. Here, you can do just that. There are also plenty more photo opps, say with kangaroo or capturing the crocodile feeding.
Burleigh Point, Burleigh Heads
This is the ultimate location to get your picture-perfect snap of that famous Surfers Paradise skyline. A beautiful spot to enjoy nature walking, ocean dips and vivid green and blue hues from the verdure surrounding rainforest, Burleigh Point is even more stunning at sunset.
You’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Thailand or the Philippines turning up to Tallebudgera Creek – with its teal-green water, palm trees and snow-white sand, this spot is an absolute Gold Coast gem. Nothing screams ‘tropical paradise’ more than this destination. Make sure you fill your Instagram feed with a least a few snaps of this special spot.
Elephant Rock, Currumbin Beach
There is not just one but two huge rocks at Currumbin Beach and they’re the perfect natural objects for your next Instagram pic. Who doesn’t love a great scenic shot of the deep blue sea? Hot tip: Visit during Swell Sculpture Festival held in September and take pictures of the abstract outdoor sculpture gallery against the ocean.