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Tired of Huge Crowds in Gold Coast? Then Visit These 3 Hidden Gems

The Gold Coast is well-known for its amazing beaches, free parks, and prime barbecue spots. Families love visiting the coast as a lot of spots are kid-friendly. You might be thinking about visiting the Surfer’s Paradise Beach, Coolangatta Beach, Springbrook National Park, The Rockpools, and other well-known spots in the GC, but what about the hidden and less crowded spots? There are actually a lot of hidden gems in Gold Coast just waiting to be discovered. Here, we discuss some of it with you:


Budd’s Beach Paradise.

Located in a secluded spot in Surfers Paradise, this paradise is definitely a must-see. It offers an ample amount of both sunshine and shade, and is loved by locals that are looking to ride their jet skis and boats. With it being secluded, the beach is a far cry from the Surfers Paradise Beach’s crowded area. If you are a fan of stand-up paddle boards, then you would enjoy this beach as you do not have to trek down to the southern part of Gold Coast just to paddle. It’s perfect for kids, too as it has a playground readily available to be occupied. You can even bring your own food and eat at picnic tables and benches are available at the area. Budd’s Beach is easily accessible if you have a car, so you might get a car hire in Gold Coast to get around town.


Photo by Rocky88, CC BY-SA 3.0


Central Park.

If you are looking for a park that your kids could freely play in, then this is it. The Central Park holds a number of sheltered picnic tables, a huge playground for kids of all ages, ample space for putting down a picnic blanket, gazebo, camp chairs, and tables. There is even a fenced area where toddlers can play, so you know that they will always be safe and sound while playing. You and your kids can also opt to bike around and explore the area or even play football. If you’re worried about plugs and electricity, you do not have to, as outlets are available in the area. You can even treat the whole fam to lunch or dinner after, the park is conveniently located straight across a restaurant. A supermarket is also accessible nearby, so you can drop by and do your grocery shopping before the picnic.


Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area.

Most kids love animals, and if your kids are one of those, then you might want to take them for a drive at the Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area. You can spot a kangaroo while lounging at the picnic areas, and see koalas crossing the road. It has walking tracks, so you and the whole fam could stretch your legs after a long picnic at the area. You and your family will definitely love this amazing natural reserve!


Remember to always be safe and take extra precaution when going to spots that you are not familiar with. Enjoy your day and have a good one!


Wanna read more about taking road trips? Check out my Road Trip in Spain.

*Featured image by Jonathan Thomsen Photography.


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