Category Archives: Urban Walks

Take a walk through the Botanic Gardens

Take a walk through the Botanic Gardens

How long is the walk through the Gold Coast Regional Gardens? This is a peaceful location for a walk; there are over 4km of pathways, starting from the shaded tranquil lagoons to open sweeping wide spaces that extend right down to the Nerang River. Along the pathway next to the river is a small patch… Continue Reading

Coombabah Lakes Boardwalk

Coombabah Lakes Boardwalk

This walk is best described as a combination of urban walking and scenic views. I have walked this boardwalk before but accessed it from one of the retirement villages that border Hansford Road. This is my version of the walk that I mapped, it may not be the best route but at least it’s a… Continue Reading

Hiking Around Burleigh Heads

I bet you never thought of hiking around Burleigh Grab a bottle of water and your backpack and hike around Burleigh Heads, if you choose to do the hike in one day you will be looking at approximately 24km or 14.4 miles, this does include some back tracking. Nonetheless it’s a good distance and the… Continue Reading

Burleigh Heritage and Vista Walk

5 Things of interest on Burleigh Heritage Walk Burleigh is rich in local history, but very few locals know about it, in fact you will know more after reading this blog post than most. There is much more history attached to Burleigh in my book, I have just taken a few paragraphs out to highlight… Continue Reading

Early History of Christmas Bells

How popular were Christmas Bells in the 1920’s This newspaper article in 1928 gives us some insight about this unique flower which grew on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Christmas Bells – Blandfordia grandiflora   This photo is a lovely old photograph taken in Caloundra at Everton, the Green family in 1920 enjoying the… Continue Reading

Razorback Lookout Urban Walk

Razorback Lookout Urban Walk

Things to do in Tweed Heads For a while now I have been meaning to take the short urban walk up Razorback Lookout Tweed Heads from Coolangatta’s Marine Parade. It’s not a long walk only 4.66 Kilometres round trip but nonetheless the last half of the walk is taxing on the body. Start at Marine… Continue Reading