Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area


Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area is part of an estuarine corridor extending from Lake Coombabah to the Broadwater and Southern Moreton Bay. Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area protects more than 1200 hectares of wetland, eucalypt forest, salt marsh and mangrove habitat. (CoGC website)

Popular Walks




There's a short mangrove walk all the way to the Coombabah lake where there is a small bird watching hut. Otherwise there are hundreds of kangaroos around the main part of the parklands. If your luckly you'll spot even a Koala, otherwise there are plenty of birds too.


From the Gold Coast Highway or Rain Tree Glen (street off Pine Ridge Road). As it's a subrunban area, I'm sure there is some form of public transport stopping near the region.


Which maps cover the region?


Gold Coast is a tourism capital, I'm sure you'll be able to find a place near by to stay the night. 


No camping allowed


Contact details

City of Gold Coast:

5 km return
1 hr

Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area

There is no direct track, just a heap of different paths, where you can wonder through the conservation area spotting all sorts of wildlife. Especially kangaroos, that are slowly becoming more used to humans, so you can get some really nice photos of some semi wild kangaroos. Otherwise there are koalas and bird life also to enjoy.

Very Easy
1 km return
15 mins

Mangrove Boardwalk

A short walk through the mangroves. At the end there is a bird tower that overviews the Coombabah lake.