best southern gold coast walks
The Southern Gold Coast has no shortage of vantage points, lookouts and walking tracks for locals and visitors to explore the surroundings.
This guide will take you through the best coastal and hinterland walks and lookouts that showcase the unique and glorious natural wonders of the region.
The Ocean Walkway incorporates Point Danger, Snapper Rocks, Rainbow Bay, Greenmount, Coolangatta, Kirra Point, Kirra, Bilinga, Tugun, Currumbin, Currumbin Alley and Currumbin Creek estuary. The 18km round trip captures the best of the Southern Gold Coast's coastline yet can be shortened to suit whatever suburb you're visiting.
The 3km return Cougal Cascades walk is perfect for everyone in the family. Situated at the end of Currumbin Creek Road in the World Heritage Listed Sub-Tropical Rainforest, the easy walk takes you alongside the spectacular cascading falls to a historic sawmill.
You will not only find the iconic Eagle sculpture atop Kirra Hill, but sweeping views of the world-class surf beaches to the south and the entire Gold Coast coastline to the north. The short walk through the well-kept gardens and path is friendly for all the family.
Want to get some sand between your toes on your walk? Kick starting at Kirra Point and ending at the local icon, Elephant Rock, the Golden Four Beaches Walk is 6km long and will lead you to pristine sand, ocean breezes and some of the best scenery on offer.
Take an easy 7km round trip on the Thrower Bridge to Kropp Park Walk. This walk incorporates the Currumbin Creek walkway, Winders Park, Currumbin Rock, Pacific Parade walkway, Elephant Rock and the Kropp Park Reserve.