Gold Coast

Popular Walks

Walks in Gold Coast

Easy
1 km return
15 mins

Arthur Earle Park river walk

Short smooth walk along the Nerang river

Hard
9.5 km return
4 hrs

Bally Mountain

Ascend Bally Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Easy
4.15 km return
1 hr

Boat Harbour, Point Danger and North Tweed Circuit

This return walk travels through the Rainbow Bay, Point Danger, the QLD/NSW border and Duranbah Beach (North Tweed). The entire circuit is paved.

Easy
3 km return
45 mins

Elanora Wetlands

Elanora Wetlands Habitat is a Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) reserve in the upstream estuarine reaches of Tallebudgera Creek. Adjacent to tidal wetlands, a scenic walking track follows the perimeter of the Water Quality Control Centre (WQCC). There are excellent views of mangroves and saltmarsh vegetation along the track where they form a thin fringe along the creek.

Medium
900 m return
20 mins

Ernest Junction Tunnel

This track follows the remnants of the South Coast Railway. With a short trail walk to the tunnel.

Easy
6 km
2 hrs

Federation Walk

This is an easy 3km walk (6km if you go to the end and back) along a well made path through the sand dunes of The Spit. It's perhaps the closest walk to Surfers Paradise and provides a unique insight into the coastal dune network.
The walk starts at the beach carpark on the opposite side of the road from the entrance to Sea World (you'll need to go around the roundabout to get to the carpark). It's basically a 3km stretch of sand dunes, beach and sheoak trees and the path is made of compacted gravel, so it's easy to walk on. There are a couple of small inclines, but nothing too dramatic. The path ends at the Gold Coast Seaway where, on a clear day, you can get an excellent view south down the beach along the entire stretch of the Gold Coast right down to Coolangatta. You can then turn around and walk 3km back, or have someone pick you up at the end.
Take plenty of water on a hot day because there are only amenities at the start and finish of the walk and parts of the track have no shade.

Easy
4 km return
2 hrs

Gorge Falls

A walk from the end of Tallebudgera Road upstream to Gorge Falls and waterhole

Medium
1.4 km return
30 mins

Mount Wongawallan

Walk from the end of Wongawallan Drive along at first 4wd track then single track as the gradient steepens for the final climb to the summit area where there is a deep hole probably an old mine shaft beyond the hole there is a fork in the path take the right hand track to the lookout over the Gold Coast.

Easy
1.2 km one-way
30 mins

Oceanview Walk

This track leads around the rocky headland from Tallebudgera Creek to the southern edge of Burleigh Heads township.

You can look at the tumbled masses of six-sided basalt columns, and relax by the creek at Echo Beach. You can either return by the same path or via the Rainforest circuit and Tumgun lookout.

Very Easy
3.5 km return
1 hr

Palm Beach Parklands

There isn’t another location on the Gold Coast that is so diverse, where so many activities can be enjoyed in one concentrated place, from exercising your dog to wind surfing.
Along with this is the beauty of the location, its part of the Currumbin Estuary and Palm Beach Spit and a photographer’s paradise.