TOP 5 FREE things to do on the Gold Coast
Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses, especially if you’re lucky enough to call the GC home! We asked some of our team their top FREE THINGS to do here in our backyard.
Nicole – Administration
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary have the lorikeet feeding every day at 8am and 4pm, you can enjoy the experience of feeding several wild lorikeets. These colourful birds are not shy of humans and like to eat right from your hands or take a rest on your head and shoulders. These are the birds which founded the sanctuary over 70 years ago and generations later they still know the exact time and place to come feed. With no entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary required, this amazing experience is free to watch (and a gold coin donation for feeding.)
Heather McLellan-Johnson – Managing Director
With the option of the steep section of walking Burleigh Hill or the more relaxed low path, you really cannot pass up this iconic walking track.
HOT TIP: sunrise is particularly breathtaking (and a bit cooler over the summer months)
The Jellurgal Aboriginal Centre is located at the bottom of Burleigh’s Headland (right next to the Tallebudgera Creek car park). See local Indigenous artists create traditional artwork, browse the paintings for sale and see artefacts such as dilly bags, shields and other tools and instruments that were part of everyday life.
Burleigh Heads National Park is a very important and sacred place that, to this day, offers insight into the world of the Yugambeh people including many dreamtime stories about how Burleigh Hill and Tallebudgera Creek came to be.
Ann – Practice Manager
We love to escape the crowds and head into the Hinterland. Springbrook is beautiful! There are several waterfalls up there, but Purling Brook is my favourite.
Purling Brook Falls is located in Springbrook National Park is a 4km, Grade 3 circuit hike. Bring water!
Rachel Torti – Marketing
Well it has to be said, the beaches of course!!
I like to head to the less crowded spots where you can usually grab a park, like Bilinga or North Kirra. I’m not much for spending the whole day down there, but you seriously cannot beat a refreshing dip in the ocean on a hot Summer’s day!
Dr Judith Warner – Woods Scrambling
Judith loves scrambling and rock hopping in the woods, with her upbringing in Scotland. She feels a relaxing calm return to the simple life by unplugging and reconnecting in nature. Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing.
What are yours?
We are always keen to hear any fun free activities!!