Gold Coast Hinterland Attractions

Thunderbird Park offers family friendly attractions for all ages. Enjoy outdoor activities while admiring the beautiful natural surroundings of the Gold Coast hinterland.

For such a relaxed, peaceful area you'd be surprised at all the attractions and things to do you can find up in the Gold Coast Hinterland. There are a huge range of wineries, restaurants and cafes to treat yourself to, not to mention a few beer breweries and even a cheese factory where you can watch the magic happen. There are also a number of themed activity parks, tour groups, bush walking tracks and museums to explore.

With the lush rainforest, green valleys, rolling hills and tranquil creeks, the Gold Coast Hinterland is the perfect setting for vineyards. There are several wineries based in traditional homesteads that encourage visitors to come in for tastings. Plot out your own course for an intimate tour or join one of the organised wine tours.

There are a number of local village markets that pop up on the weekends around Mount Tamborine. They're a source of wonderfully fresh, clean country produce grown locally in the rich volcanic soil. You'll find plenty of bargain priced goods ranging from handmade arts and crafts, to fresh fruit and veg, clothing and collectables.

The National Parks up in the Hinterland are home to some wonderful rainforest, valleys, waterfalls and creeks. The bushwalking paths through these mountains are well maintained and mapped so that visitors can make the most of the natural environment. Visit any of the National Parks information centres for maps that describe the terrain, views and fitness/experience necessary for each walking trail.

One of the bigger hinterland attractions would have to be Thunderbird Park, a family park with something for everyone to enjoy. Take your pick of horse riding, bush walking, laser skirmish, swimming in natural rock pools and mini golf. Kids can learn about gemstone filled thundereggs and help discover them with the park's rock expert. We have a range of activities perfect for the school holidays, see the range of school holiday activities. For true adventure seekers take the ultimate test of the Tree Top Challenge, Australia's longest and highest ropes obstacle course.

View the amazing range of activities on offer at Thunderbird Park below!

Discover Tamborine National Park

The Gold Coast Hinterland boasts more than 100,000 hectares of National Parks and reserves, networked with miles of enchanting bushwalking trails.

The Tamborine National Park is one of the most popular Gold Coast Tourist attractions. The iconic Tamborine National Park and the greater Gold Coast Hinterland is affectionately known as The "Green" behind the "Gold" and is part of the World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest.

Thunderbird Park is nestled along the boundary of Tamborine National Park that stretches across 112 hectares of subtropical rainforest. Experience the beaty of lush palm groves and an open eucalypt forest with grassy understories.