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Hiking Trails at Gold Coast

Burleigh Headland and Beach Trail Loop, Nerang Goat Track Loop, Currumbin Border Trail, Surfers Paradise Esplanade Walk, Coomera Parkrun, O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk, Toolona Creek Circuit, Stinson Retrace, Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk and more!

Hiking is one of the most relaxing escapes into nature, and when in Queensland, make sure to check out the verdant Gold Coast hiking trails which promise you a very pleasant experience. Ranging from easy to difficult, the hiking trails are blessed with the most awe-inspiring wildlife, green landscapes, steep ascends and unobstructed views like no place else. The burleigh headland and beach trail loop, is one of easiest picks, and is absolutely kid friendly. On your hike up, make sure to stop at the Tumgun Lookout and Jebbribillum Lookout, and enjoy the absolutely stunning view of the wilderness.

Another one of the most challenging yet rewarding hiking trails in Gold Coast is the Hinterland Great Walk. A 15 hour walk through the pleasant landscapes, takes you up to awe-inspiring heights from where you can admire the natural view like no place else. Expect plenty of crystal clear waterfalls and streams that will make your trip even more fascinating and ethereal.

Here is the list of the best hiking trails in Gold Coast:

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Burleigh Headland and Beach Trail Loop

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  • The Burleigh headland and beach trail loop comes after a 2.4 kilometre drive to the outskirts of Gold Coast. 
  • Considered as one of the most easy routes, it takes around 43 minutes to get to the top and enjoy the distinct coastal view. 
  • The walk starts on the ocean view track, and as you hike up you will enjoy unobstructed views of the entire scenic Gold Coast. 
  • Make sure to stop at both Tumgun Lookout and Jebbribillum Lookout, and enjoy the absolutely stunning view of the wilderness. 
  • This is one of the most picturesque and perfect Gold Coast hiking trails for beginners.
Difficulty Level - Easy
Time Required - 43 minutes

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Nerang Goat Track Loop

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  • This is one of the most popular Gold Coast hiking trails situated at a drive of 7.2 kilometres from it. 
  • The Nerang Goat Track Loop is perfect not just for hiking but also mountain biking, bird watching and jogging. 
  • The trek starts at the Nerang sports centre and takes you in a clockwise direction through the hilly areas. 
  • Don't forget to carry your cameras, as you would love to capture the verdant wilderness which promises you a fresh breath away from the city hustle and bustle.
Difficulty Level - Challenging 
Time Required - 2 hours. 

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Currumbin Border Trail

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  • Surrounded by tall and humongous trees, the Currumbin border trail is one of the most awe-inspiring and breathtaking Gold Coast hiking trails that you can enjoy with your family. 
  • The 8.7 kilometres trek is extremely challenging and a great choice for a fun day of hiking through Queensand’s dense woods. 
  • The trail lies in between Queensland and New South Wales. 
  • Don't forget to make a stop at the Mooloomba Hill and Billings Hill and capture the vivid views of the natural settings. 
  • The entire trail is for 2 hours, and you will make great quick stops here and there, from where you can admire their scenic setting down below.
Difficulty Level - Moderate (gets challenging during rainy season)
Time Required - 2-3 hours

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Surfers Paradise Esplanade Walk

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  • A perfect blend of natural settings and beachy trails, Surfers Paradise definitely comes in the list of Gold Coast hiking trails. 
  • The Surfers Paradise esplanade walk is perfect for a number of activities such as running, road biking and walking, and in general exploration of the fantastic surroundings. 
  • This is one of the most scenic choices for a picnic excursion as well, and allows one to enjoy numerous facilities such as beach showers, drinking fountains, fitness stations and accessible facilities. 
  • This is a very gentle easy trail and you will cross splendid spots to rest and admire the breath-taking view. 
Difficulty Level - Easy
Time Required - 1 hour

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Coomera Parkrun

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  • This is one of the easiest and outstanding Gold Coast hiking trails that one can head upto. 
  • The Coomera Parkrun, is perfect for a picturesque stroll away from the city hustle into more quaint and quiet places. 
  • The trek is kid friendly and pet friendly and extremely easy for beginners as well. 
  • Along your trek you will cross Yellowwood Park, Highland Reserve, Rosevalley Drive, and on an all-weather concrete/boardwalk path, where you should definitely stop for splendid pictures with your loved ones.
  • The trek is for about a distance of 2.4 kilometres, with steeper slopes in certain spaces. 
Difficulty Level - Easy 
Time Required - 30 minutes

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O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk

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  • What is better than being surrounded by one of the most outstanding worldness of Queensland. 
  • The O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk is one of the most  fascinating Gold Coast hiking trails that one can enjoy. 
  • The entire trail is studded with ferns, vines and orchids and is a perfect spot for bird watching activities as well. 
  • You can also climb up a 98.5 metres ladder and take in the breath-taking view of the entire scenic jungles like no place else. 
  • Apart from beautiful views, you can also expect a low temperature, foggy atmosphere and pleasant weather conditions. 
Difficulty Level - Moderate 
Time Required - 2 hours.

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Toolona Creek Circuit

  • Surrounded by the verdant mountains of Lamington national park, the Toolona creek circuit is a fabulous spot for a trekking expedition with your loved ones. 
  • This is one of the most serene hiking trails in Gold Coast to enjoy with your friends and family. You will walk along the border track, which is situated at a distance of 1.7 kilometres from Toolona Creek and Box Forest circuits. 
  • As you take the steep ascend you will come across the magnificent Toolna falls, Toolona Gorge and more. 
  • The flowers and ferns of this place are magnificent, which you will get to admire. 
Difficulty Level - Moderate
Time Required - 3 hours

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Stinson Retrace

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  • The Stinson Pearce is where one of the aircrafts from the Australian airlines crashed in the year 1937. 
  • The rescue mission to save the people of the aircrafts, captured the media’s eye, making this location one of the most sought after trekking spots then after. 
  • Walk through one of the most fascinating hiking trails in Gold Coast and admire the unobstructed views like no place else. 
  • At Mount Throakban you will also witness wreckage from the aircrafts that crashed here. 
  • This is one of the most challenging trekking spots and includes a steep ascent of about 40 kilometres. 
Difficulty Level - Challenging 
Time Required - 3 - 4 hours

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Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

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  • Adorned by the rich wilderness from the Gindawana rainforests of Australia, the Gold Coast Hinterland great walk, is one of the most serene hiking trails in Gold Coast. 
  • Up along the hike you will come across the Tweed Volcano which is adorned by crystal clear waterfalls and streams. 
  • Relax here and enjoy the quaint ambiance that is hard to find in the city areas. 
  • This is a challenging trekking route, and requires a total of 15 hours to reach the top. 
  • This is a fabulous spot for backpacking, camping and hiking as well. 
Difficulty Level - Challenging 
Time Required - 15 hours

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Pete’s, Happy Valley & Exit Track

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  • This is also one of the most popular and serene hiking trails that one can enjoy. 
  • The happy valley and exit track is popular not just for hiking, but also camping and mountain biking. 
  • Apart from beautiful views, you can also expect a low temperature, foggy atmosphere and pleasant weather conditions. 
  • The trail has the most fabulous scenery, fern, wilderness and rare marsupial animals that you may come across during your trail. 
Difficulty Level - Easy
Time Required - 2 - 3 hours

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People Also Ask About Gold Coast

  1. How long is the Gold Coast Great Walk?

    The Gold Coast Great Walk is about 54 kilometres and is also one of the most popular hiking trails in Gold Coast. During the trek you will come across Tweed Volcano which is reduced by crystal clear waterfalls and streams. Relax here and enjoy the quaint ambiance that is hard to find in the city areas. This is a challenging trekking route, and requires a total of 15 hours to reach the top. This is a fabulous spot for backpacking, camping and hiking as well.
  2. How long is the walk at O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk?

    The O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk requires 2 hours to reach the top.
  3. What is the hardest hiking trail in Gold Coast?

    The Nerang Goat trail loop is one of the hardest Gold Coast hiking trails. The trail is extremely scenic and lets one enjoy the ethereal wilderness which is hard to find in the city hustle.
  4. What is the longest hike in Gold Coast?

    The Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk is the longest hike in Gold Coast.
  5. What are the things to take with you while hiking in Gold Coast?

    1. Extra pair of clothes.
    2. Maps
    3. Binoculars
    4. Comfortable shoes.
    5. Bottles of water
    6. Torch
    7. First Aid
    8. Rain coat
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