The best places for a picnic on the Gold Coast

In this cost-of-living crisis, an easy way to keep everyone fed, entertained, and worn out is a family picnic! A chance to get outdoors and away from the screens, space to kick a ball and throw a frisbee, and at the cost of a couple of sandwiches, it’s a great day out for the whole family.  Here are some of the best places for a picnic on the Gold Coast for families.

 

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Best places for a picnic on the Gold Coast for families.

 

Purling Brook Falls, Springbrook

Rainforest, waterfalls and rock pools will delight you on your walk to this much-loved picnic spot teeming with bird life. Take care after heavy rain and don’t wear your best shoes! The track is not too steep but can be slippery when wet.

Hinze Dam, Advancetown

For somewhere a little different, take your picnic basket to Hinze Dam. The scenery is stunning and there is an interactive centre which explains more about the dam. There are also BBQ stations and play areas dotted around, however they will be closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Currumbin Rock Pools, Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley

A short drive from Currumbin Beach, you will find this beautiful picnic spot complete with secret swimming holes. The depth of the water varies, making it great for kids of all ages. Grab your togs and settle in for the day.

Coombabah Lakes Boardwalk, Coombabah

Have a quiet picnic in your own piece of lakeland paradise, listening to the birdsong and watching the boats bobbing around. After your lunch, take a stroll along the boardwalk surrounding the lake.

Burleigh Hill, Burleigh Heads

With sweeping views of Burleigh Beach, it’s no surprise that Burleigh Hill is one of the most popular spots for a picnic on the Gold Coast.

Macintosh Park, Surfers Paradise

Also known as Peacock Park, Macintosh Park is one of the best places for a picnic on the Gold Coast. There’s plenty of shade under the large trees and a gorgeous stream running through the park with plenty of birds.

Cascade Gardens, Broadbeach

This peaceful spot on the Nerang River has plenty of space for the kids to run around. The Gardens also have several rainforest walks and the Kokoda Memorial Walk. You’ll find great amenities here, too (because we always need to know where the toilets are!).

Cedar Creek Falls, Mt Tamborine

Located in Mt Tamborine National Park, Cedar Creek Falls is a stunning escape from the city. Enjoy a family picnic by the creek, take a walk along one of the many tracks, or swim in the cold swimming holes. It can get busy!

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Evandale Parklands

A hidden gem behind HOTA with a small swimming lake, parkland and ducks. There’s plenty of shade under the large Moreton Bay Fig, a small sandy beach and a walking track perfect for strollers.

 


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By Claire Gilligan
WITH A FIFO HUSBAND WHO WORKS AWAY WEEKS AT A TIME, CLAIRE ENJOYS FINDING FUN, LOCAL THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO VISIT TO OCCUPY HER AND HER TWO GIRLS' TIME. ORIGINALLY FROM SYDNEY, CLAIRE AND HER FAMILY LOVE ALL THE THINGS THE SUNSHINE COAST HAS TO OFFER AND ENJOY SHOWING IT OFF TO VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Kids on the Coast is a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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