Guidebook for Lower Beechmont

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Guidebook for Lower Beechmont

Food Scene

This simple country cafe/restaurant is located 300m from Dreamview Cottage. If you need a coffee or a bite to eat, and don't wish to jump in the car its a good choice. In winter it has a wood heater so is nice and cozy. Service can be a little slow at times so its a good choice when you are not in a rush and happy to take in the country setting.
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The Nook and Kranny Cafe
707 Beechmont Rd
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This simple country cafe/restaurant is located 300m from Dreamview Cottage. If you need a coffee or a bite to eat, and don't wish to jump in the car its a good choice. In winter it has a wood heater so is nice and cozy. Service can be a little slow at times so its a good choice when you are not in a rush and happy to take in the country setting.
We recommend this cafe over any other in Nerang. It mainly caters for the cycling and mountain biking set which use the tracks across the road from the cafe. It offers good coffee and a contemporary menu.
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Cadence Cafe
75 Nerang Connection Rd
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We recommend this cafe over any other in Nerang. It mainly caters for the cycling and mountain biking set which use the tracks across the road from the cafe. It offers good coffee and a contemporary menu.
This cafe is another option located at the very southern end of Binna Burra road, servicing the tourist scene.
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Lamington Teahouse
1069 Binna Burra Rd
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This cafe is another option located at the very southern end of Binna Burra road, servicing the tourist scene.
A nice cafe located at Hinze Dam next to the Interpretive Centre. It serves breakfast and lunch and has nice views of the dam. The staff are lovely. The steak sandwich was yum!
View Cafe
100-200 Advancetown Rd
A nice cafe located at Hinze Dam next to the Interpretive Centre. It serves breakfast and lunch and has nice views of the dam. The staff are lovely. The steak sandwich was yum!
A good local cafe choice. Check its opening hours before heading there.
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Terrarium
148 Maudsland Rd
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A good local cafe choice. Check its opening hours before heading there.
The closest Sushi Train!
Sushi Train Nerang
Mortensen Road
The closest Sushi Train!
This is a good Mexican stop in Nerang if you are looking for yummy cheap food.
Zambrero Nerang
2 Riverview Rd
This is a good Mexican stop in Nerang if you are looking for yummy cheap food.
Just in case you need a drive through ice cream cone ;)
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McDonald's Nerang
1-9 Hinkler Dr
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Just in case you need a drive through ice cream cone ;)
If you are thinking of take out for dinner, Red Rooster do some good roast chicken meal combos that can be heated in the microwave when you get home.
Red Rooster
496 Gold Coast Hwy
If you are thinking of take out for dinner, Red Rooster do some good roast chicken meal combos that can be heated in the microwave when you get home.

Essentials

The General Store is located about 300m from Dreamview Cottage. It stocks a variety of convenience items, and essential food and drinks such a bread, milk, etc. It also does takeaway food such as fish and chips, burgers, coffee etc.
Beechmountain General Store
713 Beechmont Rd
The General Store is located about 300m from Dreamview Cottage. It stocks a variety of convenience items, and essential food and drinks such a bread, milk, etc. It also does takeaway food such as fish and chips, burgers, coffee etc.
Located in Nerang, adjacent to the Seven Eleven.
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Coles Nerang Fair
98 Beaudesert Nerang Rd
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Located in Nerang, adjacent to the Seven Eleven.
Budget supermarket located a bit further away from the Coles.
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ALDI Nerang
57 Station St
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Budget supermarket located a bit further away from the Coles.
7-Eleven Nerang
70 Beaudesert Nerang Rd

Drinks & Nightlife

Dan Murphy's Nerang
53 Station St

Sightseeing

Hinze Dam has an interpretive Centre where you can learn about the history of the dam and how it was made. There is also a cafe, walking paths and you can also walk across the dam wall. A good place to spend a couple of hours in the morning or afternoon.
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Hinze Dam
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Hinze Dam has an interpretive Centre where you can learn about the history of the dam and how it was made. There is also a cafe, walking paths and you can also walk across the dam wall. A good place to spend a couple of hours in the morning or afternoon.
One of the most beautiful Lookouts you will ever see.
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Rosins Lookout Conservation Park
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One of the most beautiful Lookouts you will ever see.
This is the closest waterfall to Dreamview Cottage, and one of the best! A few years ago this was in fact a secret spot, but due to social media the word is now out. If you are looking for a quiet experience you could try a weekday. Otherwise, traffic is still not too bad on a weekend. It's a moderate walk in, and with some light scrambling as you get closer to the waterfall. Take your swim suit in summer!
Lip Falls Beechmont
Doncaster Drive
This is the closest waterfall to Dreamview Cottage, and one of the best! A few years ago this was in fact a secret spot, but due to social media the word is now out. If you are looking for a quiet experience you could try a weekday. Otherwise, traffic is still not too bad on a weekend. It's a moderate walk in, and with some light scrambling as you get closer to the waterfall. Take your swim suit in summer!
This is another waterfall that was once a secret spot but is now becoming more popular due to social media. A reasonable amount of fitness is required for the walk in, but once you get there you will be rewarded by an iconic heart shaped swimming hole. Killarney Glen is on land owned by the army, and sometimes it shuts down for periods. You will need to check online to see its open status before heading there.
Killarney Glen Waterfalls
This is another waterfall that was once a secret spot but is now becoming more popular due to social media. A reasonable amount of fitness is required for the walk in, but once you get there you will be rewarded by an iconic heart shaped swimming hole. Killarney Glen is on land owned by the army, and sometimes it shuts down for periods. You will need to check online to see its open status before heading there.
Canungra is a small village west of Beechmont mountain. It has a country atmosphere with a cute main street offering cafes, boutiques and stores. It's recommended to visit on the weekend when it's a hive of activity and market stalls are open.
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Canungra
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Canungra is a small village west of Beechmont mountain. It has a country atmosphere with a cute main street offering cafes, boutiques and stores. It's recommended to visit on the weekend when it's a hive of activity and market stalls are open.

Entertainment & Activities

If you are game, tandem hang gliding flights take off from Rosin's Lookout, Beechmont in the summer. Or, head to Rosin's Lookout to watch others launch off.
Oz Paragliding & Hang Gliding School
224 King St
If you are game, tandem hang gliding flights take off from Rosin's Lookout, Beechmont in the summer. Or, head to Rosin's Lookout to watch others launch off.
This is the closest movie theatre to Dreamview Cottage. It offers both day and evening screenings, 7 days per week. It is also reasonably priced.
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Nerang Cineplex
52 Price St
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This is the closest movie theatre to Dreamview Cottage. It offers both day and evening screenings, 7 days per week. It is also reasonably priced.
Nerang Forest has extensive mountain biking trails. In fact, the mountain biking events will be held here for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Nerang Forest Reserve
Nerang Forest has extensive mountain biking trails. In fact, the mountain biking events will be held here for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Hire a stand up paddle board and cruise down Currumbin Creek. Beginners welcome.
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Currumbin Boatshed Bait and Tackle
2 Thrower Dr
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Hire a stand up paddle board and cruise down Currumbin Creek. Beginners welcome.
Why not learn to surf!
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Surf Easy Surf School
Pacific Parade
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Why not learn to surf!

Parks & Nature

A local park surrounded by gorgeous mountain views. A great spot for a picnic.
Syd Duncan Park
19 Outlook Ave
A local park surrounded by gorgeous mountain views. A great spot for a picnic.
World Heritage listed National Park. There are a variety of hiking trails available - both short and long and some with waterfalls. There is a tourist information office on the right as you enter the national park.
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Lamington National Park
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World Heritage listed National Park. There are a variety of hiking trails available - both short and long and some with waterfalls. There is a tourist information office on the right as you enter the national park.
A must see if you like to visit National Parks. It's an easy yet scenic walk in and there are glow worms inside the cave. Note, there is no swimming allowed in the gorge, so plan on going elsewhere to swim if it's hot.
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Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park
Bakers Road
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A must see if you like to visit National Parks. It's an easy yet scenic walk in and there are glow worms inside the cave. Note, there is no swimming allowed in the gorge, so plan on going elsewhere to swim if it's hot.

Shopping

On Friday's in summer there is a twilight outdoor market from 5pm.
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Paradise Country
Production Drive
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On Friday's in summer there is a twilight outdoor market from 5pm.
Visit this small country market - open the third Sunday each month. A good place to drop in on the way to Binna Burra, Lips falls or Killarney Glen.
Beechmont Country Markets - Every Third Sunday of the Month 8am~12noon
1835 Beechmont Rd
Visit this small country market - open the third Sunday each month. A good place to drop in on the way to Binna Burra, Lips falls or Killarney Glen.
The Gold Coast's largest outdoor market. Open weekends only.
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Carrara Markets
Gooding Drive
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The Gold Coast's largest outdoor market. Open weekends only.
One of the largest shopping centres on the Gold Coast.
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Robina Town Centre station
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One of the largest shopping centres on the Gold Coast.