The Gold Coast, renowned for its dazzling beaches and vibrant city life, also harbours hidden gems for nature enthusiasts and hiking fanatics. If you’re ready to lace up your hiking boots and take yourself through the breathtaking landscapes, here are some of the best walks and hikes on the Gold Coast.

1. Tallebudgera Creek Walk/Burleigh Walk

walking track at Tallebudgera Creek to Burleigh
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Embark on the Burleigh Heads Coastal walk and wrap your way around to Tallebudgera Creek, a coastal journey that is every hot girl walker’s dream! As you stroll along the pristine shoreline, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the crystal blue waters and the lush greenery of Burleigh Heads National Park. So, grab your ice coffees and your besties, this coastal trek is a perfect blend of serenity and coastal beauty!

2. Warrie Circuit, Springbrook

Bush hikers at Springbrook national park
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For those wanting to swap the sand and beach for trails, trees and rainforest, the Warrie Circuit in Springbrook National Park is a must! This trail guides you through lush subtropical rainforests, revealing rushing waterfalls and breathtaking sites. The sound of cascading water and the scent of the forest create an otherworldly atmosphere, making this hike a true escape into nature.

3. Enchanted Forest, Lamington National Park

Bush walker at Lamington national park
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Lamington National Park offers a plethora of trails, each leading to unique natural wonders. From the Box Forest Circuit to the Toolona Creek Circuit, hikers can explore the park’s vast wilderness. Ancient Antarctic beech trees, vibrant birdlife, and panoramic views characterise this area as a nature lovers dream walk.

4. Peak at Piccabeen

Walking track at Piccabeen
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Ascend Tamborine Mountain and conquer the Peak at Piccabeen for a hike that rewards with breath taking views of surrounding valleys and the Gold Coast Hinterland. The gorgeous colours of flora and fauna along the way add to the allure of this scenic trek, making it a favourite for those seeking a rewarding challenge. The Peak at Piccabeen is a testament to Tamborine Mountain’s natural beauty and is sure to captivate hiking enthusiasts.

5. Witches Falls Circuit/Mt Tamborine

Male walking along bush track at Witches Falls
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Explore the rainforest beauty of Mt Tamborine with the Witches Falls Circuit. This trail takes you through ancient trees, showcasing the rich biodiversity of the area. The highlight, of course, is the Witches Falls, a serene and picturesque spot that invites you to pause and connect with nature in its purest form. This hike is a must-visit for travellers seeking a unique rainforest experience.


Whether you prefer coastal tranquillity, rainforest wonders, or mountainous challenges, the Gold Coast’s walks and hikes cater to every nature lover’s preference. Lace up your hiking boots, breathe in the fresh air, and set off on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Gold Coast. if you’re unsure which hike’s for you, don’t be afraid to chat with our friendly Budds in Surfers hostel team!

You can take walks when it’s wet too, however if you’d prefer to stay indoors, checkout these rainy day activities to keep you entertained.