We start the Hinterland Tour at the majestic Purlingbrook Falls in Springbrook National Park. The park is part of the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest which was created by a shield volcano over 100 km in diameter, 23 million years ago.
From there we move onto a stunning 4 km return walk through eucalyptus forests, sub tropical rainforest, numerous waterfalls and a few house-sized boulders for good measure. This is one of the most enjoyable walks in the area and fantastic for photography.
Our next destination is Point Danger on the border of Queensland and New South Wales. Named by Captain Cook as he sailed past in 1770 it has 180 degree ocean views as well as overlooking the world famous surf beaches of Duranbah and Snapper Rocks, home of the Quiksilver Pro. Dolphins regularly frequent the area and it is also one of the best headlands to watch the Humpback Whale migration from May to November.
Our last stop is Burleigh Heads National Park, a majestic headland located halfway along the Gold Coast with fantastic views south to Coolangatta and north to Surfers Paradise. The walk to the top of the headland takes you through amazing coastal rainforest with many lookouts along the way providing wonderful photo opportunities. The turquoise colors and shifting sands of Tallebudgera Creek are a stunning feature and the National Park is also home to Burleigh Point, another world famous surf break.