Guidebook for Nerang

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Guidebook for Nerang

Parks & Nature
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Lamington National Park
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Walking Tracks – Tamborine Mountain National Park Tamborine National Park on Tamborine Mountain (Mt Tamborine, Mount Tamborine) is situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland (“The green behind the gold”). Walking tracks are provided in six sections of Tamborine National Park. Most walking tracks are short and can be walked within a few hours. The walks are relatively easy although some tracks have short, steep grades. At usual walking pace, 3km takes about an hour. If you are walking with young children, or if you are birdwatching or taking photographs, allow some extra time. Cedar Creek Falls track – 900m return to lookout, 900m return to the rock pools (Allow 20-30 minutes) Easy grade. Access to this visitor area is via Cedar Creek Falls Road (Coming from Tamborine Mountain and heading down, take Tamborine Mountain Road (Route 95) and do a right turn at the sharp left hand bend. — ** Please note that it is Cedar Creek FALLS Road and NOT Cedar Creek Road). The track to the lookout is suitable for strollers and assisted wheelchair access. The lookout offers views of waterfalls, cascades and rock pools. The section from the lookout to the rock pools is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. For your safety, access is not permitted to some of the rock pools and parts of the gorge, as indicated by signs on site. Near the start of the track are two picnic areas, with tables and wheelchair-accessible toilets, located in large, open, grassy areas surrounded by tall eucalypt forest. Palm Grove Rainforest Circuit – 2.6km circuit (Allow 1 hour) Easy grade. Piccabeen palm groves and rainforest with emergent strangler figs and distinctively buttressed yellow carabeens feature on this walk. Palm Grove Avenue is the main access point and carpark for this track. Parking for buses and caravans is not available. The Jenyns Falls circuit, which branched off the Palm Grove circuit, is currently closed as it is considered unsafe. (It is not marked on the map). Curtis Falls, Joalah section – 1.5km return ( Allow 30 minutes) Moderate grade. Joalah is an Aboriginal word meaning “haunt of the lyrebird”. The loud calls of the male Albert’s lyrebird can be heard during winter. The track starts from the Dapsang Drive carpark. It is also possible to start at the shops on Eagle Heights Road, adding an extra 800m return to the walk. On this track you will walk through rainforest and descend steep stairs to a large pool at the base of Curtis Falls. There is an impressive view of the falls and surrounding columnar basalt rockface. Swimming is prohibited at the falls. A restricted access area below Curtis Falls protects an important glow-worm colony. The track continues from the falls, along a piccabeen palm-fringed creek to a giant strangler fig. Beyond this strangler fig, the lower Joalah track is closed for your safety due to rockfalls. Sandy Creek Circuit, The Knoll section – 2.6km circuit (Allow 1 hour) Easy grade. Scenic views, rainforest with tall trees emerging above the surrounding canopy, piccabeen groves, transition forest with large flooded gums and open forest feature on this walk. Please remain on the designated track, as there are steep cliff edges. Supervise children carefully. There is a branch track to Cameron Falls Lookout. Access to the start of this walk is via Main Street, North Tamborine and Knoll Road. The parking area is very small and unsuitable for large buses. There is a picnic area near the start of the walk, in tall, open forest, with a large shelter shed and picnic table. From the northern edge of the picnic area you can enjoy views to Flinders Peak and Brisbane. Witches Falls Circuit – 3.1km return (Allow 1 hour) Moderate grade. This track zigzags down the steep mountainside through open forest with banksia trees and into rainforest with huge strangler figs. You will pass seasonal lagoons surrounded by piccabeen palm groves and rainforest before you reach Witches Falls. After heavy rain the lagoons fill with water and come to life with many species of insects and frogs. The track returns through rainforest and behind the cemetery. The falls only flow after recent rain and can be viewed via a 200m detour from the circuit to a lookout platform. The Witches Falls Circuit starts from the picnic area on Main Western Road. The grassy areas have electric barbecues, picnic tables and toilets, and are surrounded by tall eucalypts. Witches Chase Track – 2.7km circuit (Allow 2 hours) Moderate grade. This track also starts from the picnic area on Main Western Road. The walk descends through rainforest to Witches Falls and continues along the cliff to Witches Chase, passing through rainforest with large red cedar trees and through eucalypt forest. From here, the Witches Falls carpark is 2.7km via the Beacon and Main Western Roads. Macdonald Rainforest Circuit – 1.4km circuit (Allow 30 minutes) Easy grade. This relatively flat track passes through rainforest with large strangler figs, piccabeen palm gro
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Tamborine Mountain
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Walking Tracks – Tamborine Mountain National Park Tamborine National Park on Tamborine Mountain (Mt Tamborine, Mount Tamborine) is situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland (“The green behind the gold”). Walking tracks are provided in six sections of Tamborine National Park. Most walking tracks are short and can be walked within a few hours. The walks are relatively easy although some tracks have short, steep grades. At usual walking pace, 3km takes about an hour. If you are walking with young children, or if you are birdwatching or taking photographs, allow some extra time. Cedar Creek Falls track – 900m return to lookout, 900m return to the rock pools (Allow 20-30 minutes) Easy grade. Access to this visitor area is via Cedar Creek Falls Road (Coming from Tamborine Mountain and heading down, take Tamborine Mountain Road (Route 95) and do a right turn at the sharp left hand bend. — ** Please note that it is Cedar Creek FALLS Road and NOT Cedar Creek Road). The track to the lookout is suitable for strollers and assisted wheelchair access. The lookout offers views of waterfalls, cascades and rock pools. The section from the lookout to the rock pools is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. For your safety, access is not permitted to some of the rock pools and parts of the gorge, as indicated by signs on site. Near the start of the track are two picnic areas, with tables and wheelchair-accessible toilets, located in large, open, grassy areas surrounded by tall eucalypt forest. Palm Grove Rainforest Circuit – 2.6km circuit (Allow 1 hour) Easy grade. Piccabeen palm groves and rainforest with emergent strangler figs and distinctively buttressed yellow carabeens feature on this walk. Palm Grove Avenue is the main access point and carpark for this track. Parking for buses and caravans is not available. The Jenyns Falls circuit, which branched off the Palm Grove circuit, is currently closed as it is considered unsafe. (It is not marked on the map). Curtis Falls, Joalah section – 1.5km return ( Allow 30 minutes) Moderate grade. Joalah is an Aboriginal word meaning “haunt of the lyrebird”. The loud calls of the male Albert’s lyrebird can be heard during winter. The track starts from the Dapsang Drive carpark. It is also possible to start at the shops on Eagle Heights Road, adding an extra 800m return to the walk. On this track you will walk through rainforest and descend steep stairs to a large pool at the base of Curtis Falls. There is an impressive view of the falls and surrounding columnar basalt rockface. Swimming is prohibited at the falls. A restricted access area below Curtis Falls protects an important glow-worm colony. The track continues from the falls, along a piccabeen palm-fringed creek to a giant strangler fig. Beyond this strangler fig, the lower Joalah track is closed for your safety due to rockfalls. Sandy Creek Circuit, The Knoll section – 2.6km circuit (Allow 1 hour) Easy grade. Scenic views, rainforest with tall trees emerging above the surrounding canopy, piccabeen groves, transition forest with large flooded gums and open forest feature on this walk. Please remain on the designated track, as there are steep cliff edges. Supervise children carefully. There is a branch track to Cameron Falls Lookout. Access to the start of this walk is via Main Street, North Tamborine and Knoll Road. The parking area is very small and unsuitable for large buses. There is a picnic area near the start of the walk, in tall, open forest, with a large shelter shed and picnic table. From the northern edge of the picnic area you can enjoy views to Flinders Peak and Brisbane. Witches Falls Circuit – 3.1km return (Allow 1 hour) Moderate grade. This track zigzags down the steep mountainside through open forest with banksia trees and into rainforest with huge strangler figs. You will pass seasonal lagoons surrounded by piccabeen palm groves and rainforest before you reach Witches Falls. After heavy rain the lagoons fill with water and come to life with many species of insects and frogs. The track returns through rainforest and behind the cemetery. The falls only flow after recent rain and can be viewed via a 200m detour from the circuit to a lookout platform. The Witches Falls Circuit starts from the picnic area on Main Western Road. The grassy areas have electric barbecues, picnic tables and toilets, and are surrounded by tall eucalypts. Witches Chase Track – 2.7km circuit (Allow 2 hours) Moderate grade. This track also starts from the picnic area on Main Western Road. The walk descends through rainforest to Witches Falls and continues along the cliff to Witches Chase, passing through rainforest with large red cedar trees and through eucalypt forest. From here, the Witches Falls carpark is 2.7km via the Beacon and Main Western Roads. Macdonald Rainforest Circuit – 1.4km circuit (Allow 30 minutes) Easy grade. This relatively flat track passes through rainforest with large strangler figs, piccabeen palm gro
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Springbrook
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Great for Kayaking/Canoing - only 10 minute drive from Nerang
Hinze Dam
Great for Kayaking/Canoing - only 10 minute drive from Nerang
A wonderful cave formation that is home to a waterfall and glow worms at night.
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Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park
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A wonderful cave formation that is home to a waterfall and glow worms at night.
Mount Edwards
Mount French National Park Lookout
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Lake Moogerah
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Great park and beach. The Brunswick Hotel always has great entertainment
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Brunswick Heads
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Great park and beach. The Brunswick Hotel always has great entertainment
Secret swimming hole on 20 minutes drive from Currumbin Beach
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Currumbin Rock Pools
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Secret swimming hole on 20 minutes drive from Currumbin Beach
Arts & Culture
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Gold Coast Arts Centre
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Stunning art works by local artist. Her works are hanging in galleries throughout the world
Maki Horanai @ Mountain Dreams Art Gallery
314-332 Macdonnell Rd
Stunning art works by local artist. Her works are hanging in galleries throughout the world
Entertainment & Activities
Country Paradise Parklands
Sirromet Winery
Mount Cotton
Sirromet Winery
http://nightquarter.com.au
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NightQuarter
1 Town Centre Dr
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http://nightquarter.com.au
Zamia Theatre
Meditation classes, healthy living courses, large monthly events. Please refer to websitehttp://theinfiniteconnection.com.au
The Infinite Connection
382 Tamborine-Oxenford Rd
Meditation classes, healthy living courses, large monthly events. Please refer to websitehttp://theinfiniteconnection.com.au
http://www.harmonybodyandmind.com.au Thursday night 7pm meditation with Herman and Marie Muller.
Harmony Body & Mind Healing Centre
14 Billabirra Cres
http://www.harmonybodyandmind.com.au Thursday night 7pm meditation with Herman and Marie Muller.
The Spit is home to many fishermen, surfers, sun lovers, an off leash dog park and Kiosk with facilities. You will pass the famous family entertainment park of Seaworld and for those who rise early in the morning fishing trawlers are overflowing with prawns and other delicacies. If you prefer to sleep in there is a fish shop close by so you can eat your fish on the beach.
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The Spit Beach Fishing
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The Spit is home to many fishermen, surfers, sun lovers, an off leash dog park and Kiosk with facilities. You will pass the famous family entertainment park of Seaworld and for those who rise early in the morning fishing trawlers are overflowing with prawns and other delicacies. If you prefer to sleep in there is a fish shop close by so you can eat your fish on the beach.
For a list of events please refer to the following link http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/broadwater-parklands-events-29755.html
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Broadwater Parklands
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For a list of events please refer to the following link http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/broadwater-parklands-events-29755.html
http://www.cineplex.com.au/sessions/nerang
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Cineplex Nerang
52 Price St
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http://www.cineplex.com.au/sessions/nerang
Great Mountain Bike Trails in the Forest http://ambmag.com.au/places-that-rock-nerang/http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/nerang/pdf/nerang-trail-map.pdf
Nerang State Forest
Great Mountain Bike Trails in the Forest http://ambmag.com.au/places-that-rock-nerang/http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/nerang/pdf/nerang-trail-map.pdf
http://www.thunderbirdpark.com
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Thunderbird Park
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http://www.thunderbirdpark.com
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Warner Bros. Movie World
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Dreamworld
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WhiteWater World
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http://www.cws.org.au Great day out for all ages
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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http://www.cws.org.au Great day out for all ages
Great place to lie on the beach, paddle board and kayak on Currumbin creek which runs into the ocean, take the dog to an off leash dog park on the beach and creek
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Currumbin
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Great place to lie on the beach, paddle board and kayak on Currumbin creek which runs into the ocean, take the dog to an off leash dog park on the beach and creek
Sightseeing
Take your car across on the Ferry and stay a night or two on the island. Home to many a surfing event as the beaches and surf are stunning.
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North Stradbroke Island
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Take your car across on the Ferry and stay a night or two on the island. Home to many a surfing event as the beaches and surf are stunning.
Great cafe's and lovely beaches and park on beach
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Kingscliff Beach
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Great cafe's and lovely beaches and park on beach
The most popular way to get to Couran Cove Island Resort is a relaxing short ferry cruise along the Coomera River across the calm Broadwater. Our daily island passenger ferry service runs on a scheduled timetable and our online ferry booking system provides the latest updated information. Couran Cove Island Resort Departure Point Car Park is located at: Hope Harbour Marina 60 Sickle Ave, Hope Island, QLD 4212 Car parking fees of $5 per day apply. Maximum charge of $25 per week. Our current return fares are: Adults: $30.00 Children: $15.00 (2-12 years) Infants: $ 0.00 Esky: $20 each way per esky Bikes: $20 each way per bike
Couran Cove Island Resort
9 John Lund Dr
The most popular way to get to Couran Cove Island Resort is a relaxing short ferry cruise along the Coomera River across the calm Broadwater. Our daily island passenger ferry service runs on a scheduled timetable and our online ferry booking system provides the latest updated information. Couran Cove Island Resort Departure Point Car Park is located at: Hope Harbour Marina 60 Sickle Ave, Hope Island, QLD 4212 Car parking fees of $5 per day apply. Maximum charge of $25 per week. Our current return fares are: Adults: $30.00 Children: $15.00 (2-12 years) Infants: $ 0.00 Esky: $20 each way per esky Bikes: $20 each way per bike
Champange Pools Take a refreshing dip in the Champagne Pools at North Point. Go Snorkelling Snorkel around one of the many amazing snorkelling spots along the coast of Moreton Island Sand Toboggan Slide down the near vertical face of the many sand dunes on the Island Feed Dolphins at Tangalooma Resort
Moreton Bay
Champange Pools Take a refreshing dip in the Champagne Pools at North Point. Go Snorkelling Snorkel around one of the many amazing snorkelling spots along the coast of Moreton Island Sand Toboggan Slide down the near vertical face of the many sand dunes on the Island Feed Dolphins at Tangalooma Resort
Getting Around
Nerang
Drinks & Nightlife
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Clancy's Irish Bar & Restaurant
2 Main St
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Food Scene
Oscar On Main Resort
1 Hughes Ave
Great Pasta by the friendliest chef in town
Freddy's Cafe de Paris
41 Lavelle St
Great Pasta by the friendliest chef in town
Great Bakey
Montmartre French Patisserie
Great Bakey