The Gold Coast is the perfect place to explore some of Western Australia’s most beautiful sites. Several stunning locations are located within an hour’s drive from the area, so while you’re here, why not take the opportunity to explore the region’s rich wildlife and natural beauty? In your affordable car.
1. Cedar Creek Estate winery
Southern Queensland is home to some of Australia’s most prestigious wineries, but none are more celebrated than the Cedar Creek Estate. Located in picturesque grounds just an hour’s drive from downtown Brisbane, the estate produces a diverse selection of wines including rosé, riesling and Beau Blanc. The winery is open for tasting tours from 10 am each weekday and there is also a beautiful cafe which is perfect for a light lunch.
2. Springbrook National Park
With its lush rainforest, spectacular waterfalls and impressive views, Springbrook National Park is a must-see attraction. The park is located about 100 km south of Brisbane and forms part of the Gondwana Rainforest World Heritage Site. One of the best ways to explore the park is to take a guided hiking tour, during which you will gain insight into the park’s rich and diverse wildlife.
3. Brisbane City Sights
You can’t visit the Gold Coast without sampling the delights of the region’s largest city, Brisbane. The city is famous for its diverse food, great shopping, adventurous activities and stunning scenery. And with a jam-packed events calendar each year, you are sure to find something for all the family to enjoy. Popular attractions include a romantic river cruise, kayaking in the historic harbour and shopping in Queen Street Mall. The city is also a renowned foodie destination, so come lunchtime you’ll be sure to find plenty of eating opportunities to suit every budget.
4. Tangalooma Wrecks tour
The warm shallow waters off the coast of Tangalooma are home to a large number of wrecks. These can be explored by boat, or you can get up close and personal with the fish by pulling on your wetsuit. Snorkelling tours leave the harbour each morning and include a knowledgeable tour guide and all associated equipment, including wetsuits, masks, snorkels and life jackets. Tours are suitable for both adults and children with little to no snorkelling experience.
5. Tamborine Mountain tour
Located around an hour’s drive from Brisbane, Tamborine Mountain is one of the area’s most popular attractions. This stunning national park has something for all the family to enjoy, including nature trails, winery tours and kayaking. But one of the most popular attractions is the guided Glow Worm tour, which takes you deep into the rainforest after dark to experience the magical sight of Glow Worms in their natural habitat.
So, there you have it! Five fun day trips for you and the family to enjoy while visiting the Gold Coast. All the above attractions are located around an hour’s drive from Brisbane. So, to visit them, all you will need to do is hire a car. Check out the range of affordable cars for hire at Economy Rental Cars. We have cars to suit groups of all sizes, from one to eight people with rentals starting from just $20 a day.
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