Have you ever felt like a tourist in your own city? Whenever a relative or a friend come over for a holiday and ask “so what is there to do around here?” do your answers come from a google search?
The best way to get to know your city, what’s around you, and the best places to start exploring your surroundings. Every city, town, or even suburb has a unique area about it.
Discover a new-found appreciation for what came before. I’ve found myself becoming curious about the things I see around me: what came before that park or that bridge? How did this landmark affect the area around it? What other people and events happened here on this landscape?
You walk around your hometown or city and realise you may not know much about it.
What has heavily shaped Brisbane and the Gold Coast are its nature walks within rainforests and volcanic mountains.
The most unique thing around Brisbane and the Gold Coast is not the attractions with the excessive commercialisation, but its most outstanding World Heritage Area of Springbrook National Park, which is part of the Shield Volcano Group of UNESCO.
There are an abundance of waterfalls, hiking trails and lookouts surrounded by the sounds of birds and nature.
Below is a video montage of some brief clips on the areas of the Best of All Lookout Trail; Purlingbrook Falls Lookout from both ends and from the top.
It is a magnificent area over 15,000 acres of land with amazing view of Queensland and New South Wales’ other famous nature sights.
The view of the Best of All Lookout shows that amazing view and you can see it in the picture below. (Click to enlarge).
Now with only little amount of time I was only able to view the amazing things this area had to offer from just its lookouts, i can’t wait to explore even deeper into this rainforest.
Take the time to explore what’s around you, even if you have a short amount of spare time in your day.