The 7 Best Spots on the Gold Coast to Buy Plants

The 7 Best Spots on the Gold Coast to Buy Plants

Downstream – Burley Singlet (photo attached)

There have been around 53 public holidays recently, which means more time for activities and more money out of your wallet. Meanwhile, the sun is shining (most of the time) and summer is just around the corner, so there are still plenty of good times to be had.

Fortunately we have the answer, free things to do on the Gold Coast. They say the best things in life are free!

Bicycle crawl to Burley
There are many beautiful places to wander along the Gold Coast. Start at Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach and head south to the hill at Burleigh Heads. You'll be mostly on the Esplanades but there are bike lanes on the roads for maximum safety. Wear your helmet.

Sunset at Burley Hill
Everyone's favorite picnic spot. Spread out a blanket and kick up your heels for one of the best sunset views on the Gold Coast. People watching is at all-time highs here too if that's your thing. Take some sports-related objects to throw/kick and join the rest of the revelers.

Burley Hill (Photo courtesy of Destination Gold Coast)Burley Hill (Photo courtesy of Destination Gold Coast)

Cruise through the markets
The coast is home to many great markets, including the beachside markets at Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta and Broadbeach, the popular village markets at Burleigh Heads State School every second Sunday and the Hota Markets every Sunday. Lots of good things.

Hike through the national park
We are lucky enough to boast some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world (if we do say so ourselves). You can hike up Burleigh Hill through the National Park and around Tallebudgera Creek and back onto the Oceanview Track. Be sure to keep an eye out for whale breaches.

Tallebudgera table (photo attached)Tallebudgera table (photo attached)

Paddle at Tallebudgera Creek
The water at Talle Creek is an absolutely stunning shade of blue and green and is truly a sight to behold. Swim in the middle, float on your back and think how lucky you are to experience that.

Check the spit
The main beach is home to an area called The Spit which is home to a dog beach and a beautiful pier-style site so you can both make lots of hairy new friends and take some sweet shots to remember it all.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (photo attached)Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (photo attached)

Feed the birds
Well, this product is almost free but it is worth the gold coin donation. Head to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and feed the hundreds of lorikeets that congregate there twice daily (8am and 4pm). It's beautiful, it's loud, and it's an amazing experience.

Splash at Currumbin Rock Pools
A short drive from Currumbin is the Currumbin Rock Baths, complete with a jumping boulder and small waterfalls to enjoy. It can be crowded but it is a relaxing place to spend an afternoon.

Take a walk
In reality. There are plenty of treks to do around the Gold Coast from short and easy (yes please) to more challenging mountain treks all with absolutely stunning scenery and plenty of natural goodness to enjoy.

Springbrook National Park (photo by Sebastian Hans, unsplash)Springbrook National Park (photo by Sebastian Hans, unsplash)

Swimming in the waterfall
Cougal Cascades is also a short drive from Currumbin, a group of beautiful waterfalls that you can swim under and take beautiful photos of. You can also relax in the rock pools and slide down the rocks themselves. It's a joy. There's a lot around too.

Slide onto the field
The Gold Coast is home to many great playgrounds for children. Most have tables and barbecue facilities, so pack your food and make a day of it. Palm Beach's famous Pirate Park has just been upgraded and is now bigger than ever. Other can't-miss parks include Bim'bimba Park, Pimpama, named 2020 Queensland's Best New Park of the Year, and the new Broadwater Parklands North which features a 5-storey slide!

Pirate Park, Palm Beach (Image via City of Gold Coast)Pirate Park, Palm Beach (Image via City of Gold Coast)

Find the frog
A little further south, there is a stunning walk around the perimeter from Coolangatta to Snapper Rocks. Go look for the big green frog on your way, it overlooks a small, secluded beach called Froggies (for obvious reasons).

A look at local art
The Gold Coast is home to many art galleries showcasing our talented local artists as well as some from further afield. Look out for 19 Karen at Mermaid Beach, the Dust Temple at Currumbin and the impressive Huta Contemporary Gallery at Bundal. Grab your Nikes, LIME bike, skateboard, scooter or your choice of wheels and take on the best street art on the Gold Coast with Art Roll. Its easy-to-navigate maps will have you navigating to the best street art in the suburbs.

HOTA Exterior Gallery (Photo by John Gollings)HOTA Exterior Gallery (Photo by John Gollings)
Fun on the beach
We are lucky enough to be home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From Surfers Paradise to Snapper Rocks, the options are endless and each one is more beautiful than the last. Don't forget water and sunscreen of course, the Gold Coast sun is relentless.

Make your way up the mountain
Mount Tamborine is just a 40-minute drive from the coast, and the views from the top are next level. Not only that, there are more beautiful walks than you can stick to, and the waterfalls and main street are a sight in themselves. There are plenty of stores you can explore if you have some spare change too.

Curtis Falls (Photo courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland)Curtis Falls (Photo courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland)

Enjoy friends, these should keep you going for a while.

Words by Keira Smith

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