Springbrook and Surfer’s Paradise

Today we drove up to Springbrook national park which is in the hinterlands in south-east Queensland right on the border with New South Wales (click here for route map). The area we visited was an active volcano 22 million years ago but is now covered with forest, creeks and waterfalls. There are various lookouts you can stop at which offer astounding views over the caldera and out towards the coast.
 
In this first photo you can just make out the towers of Surfer’s Paradise on the horizon…

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On the way back we stopped off in Surfer’s Paradise, which I’m sure was a beautiful place at one time but is now just a mass of skyscrapers. I was quite shocked just how built up it was. We went up the Q1 tower which is the tallest in building in Australia and took some shots as the sun set…

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One Response to Springbrook and Surfer’s Paradise

  1. Nichocacola says:

    hi, just blog hopping and thought I\’d say hi.  Springbrook national park looks beautiful, the views look amazing!  Have fun travelling more of Australia!

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