The Gold Coast is undoubtedly the best place to party and set up camp while exploring the diversity of Queensland Australia’s terrain and wildlife. There is a wide range of theme parks to see here, but most travelers would be more interested in the day trips to more remote beaches and wild life preserves. If you’re looking for a breather from the skyscrapers and the crowds of Gold Coast, you should definitely consider a daytrip to Tweed Heads.
The town is located at the caldera of a volcano, and is quite known for its scenic nature walks. Among them are the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, the Lamington National Park, the Springbrook National Park, and the Tweed Lookabout. Daytrips to these attractions would give you a good view of the Hinterland and all of its wild inhabitants. These are perfect for outdoorsy individuals, nature lovers, and those who would like to see the rainforests of the Gold Coast.
If you’re interested in art, there’s also the Café D’Bar and Gallery, the Tweed River Art Gallery, the Tweed River Regional Museum and the Red Rattlers Gallery. Water sports including deep sea fishing and scuba diving can also be enjoyed in this area. You might want to book several daytrips to experience all of Tweed Heads because the country is too vast to be explored on the same day. It’s advisable for you to sign up for a day tour which allows you to choose only the activities you like the most.
Some travelers also prefer to take leisurely tourist drives because there’s a lot of the Hinterland to be explored. Among them, the Coast and Country Tourist Drive is probably the most comprehensive if you would like to get a good overview of the place before setting out to explore on your own. After your leisurely tourist drive, you can drop by one of the best reviewed restaurants in the area and enjoy a hearty meal with a good vista of the landscape in front of you.
Later in the afternoon, you can drive by the wineries of the region. The Ilnam Estate is a common choice for day trippers. Try to visit during autumn or spring months because this is the most ideal seasons to explore the Hinterland. On weekdays, the estate is open to the public from 11 AM to 4 PM. The operating hours during the weekend is slightly longer. They open at 10AM and close at 5PM. When you sign up for this tour, you’ll get to taste at least 14 wine variants. It’s a good stop for an all-adult day trip to the country.