Are you planning a trip to Palm Beach on the Gold Coast?
We have compiled a list of places you should visit for a relaxing holiday to remember. Don’t forget your camera as you will want to capture the moments and beauty of each location for years to come.
1. Tallebudgera Creek
First on the list is our famous, Tallebudgera Creek! The creek was named after “good fish” by the ancient Aboriginal people, and no one can argue with that. The site is best known for its sparkling creek, ideal for any water activity. Tallebudgera Creek was also named Australia’s best swimming spot in Wotif’s Uniquely Aussie Awards 2019 for its relatively calm, crystal-clear waters and convenient location between Palm Beach and Burleigh Heads National Park.
If you decide to visit Tallebudgera Creek, you can participate in the following activities;
- Go fishing and see for yourself why Tallebudgera Creek is a local favourite.
- Have you ever tried stand-up paddling? You can rent a paddleboard and glide down the river.
- Alternatively, if you prefer a more adventurous water sport, you can go boating, tubing, wakeboarding, or water-skiing. Take note that these activities are restricted to specific zones.
And if you prefer a more relaxed visit, why not watch the sunrise and go birdwatching? At the mouth of Tallebudgera Creek, there are several lookout points. It’s a breathtaking sight, so don’t miss it!
2. Tarrabora Reserve
Tarrabora Reserve, a popular spot for locals and visitors. It’s between the Palm Beach Parklands and Currumbin Creek and only minutes from Regency on the Beach
If you enjoy peace, Tarrabora Reserve is the place to be. It is a peaceful and lush haven ideal for slow walks, nature photography, or simply relaxing, finding a spot, and reading a book.
Tarrabora Reserve is also a haven for various native wildlife, including numerous bird and reptile species. Suppose you want to go for a walk? You can either complete a 15-minute 1km circuit back to the parkland or continue your walk by crossing under the bridge into the beautiful neighbouring reserve Beree-Badalla, which runs alongside the creek.
3. Laguna Park
If you have children, you must go to Laguna Park. The park’s massive adventure playground is an excellent place for the kids to have a good time. There is a variety of interactive and entertaining equipment suitable for children of all ages.
The park has a three-storey climbing playground equipped with a twisty slide, dual slides for racing, tunnels, and climbing stairs to get in, up and around. At the pirate ship, they can play tag or use their imagination. They can also have fun at the park’s slides and pedal power monorail and learn at the interactive boards. There is also a Liberty Swing for children in wheelchairs. Plus, the playground is fenced for the safety of the children.
Aside from playing, you can also spend time with your family at Laguna Park. There are numerous barbecue and undercover picnic areas and an amenity block. The park is an excellent location for a child’s birthday party or a get-together. Why not enjoy a lovely family picnic during your visit?
You can drop by on the weekend and enjoy the music while adoring the scenery. The park overlooks a lake and has a great relaxing feel with the water views. You might want to pick a spot to read a book, take a photo or relax.
Lastly, there is plenty of parking, with on-street areas, and a dedicated car park for park users.
4. Palm Beach Parklands
The Palm Beach Parklands are another great place to take the kids. This one is famous for its Pirate Ship playground. The main attraction is the massive Pirate Ship, complete with flags and lookouts. The kids can even play hide and seek with the barrels and swing on the barrel swings.
But wait, there’s more! The Pirate Ship has bridges to cross and planks to walk across. There are even hidden spots in the boat’s underside, a giant rock cave with secret tunnels, and a steep slide at the ship’s bow to make the kids’ pirate play more enjoyable.
And what is a pirate game without treasure? A treasure map at Palm Beach Parklands directs children to a few X marks the locations where they can dig for buried treasure. That will undoubtedly add to the excitement of their game.
Aside from the iconic Pirate Ship, Palm Beach Parklands, located next to Currumbin Alley, is a great place to play cricket or have a barbecue with friends. There are also broad paths ideal for walking or cycling.
5. Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club
How about a lovely absolute beachfront dining experience to round out the list? The Gold Coast’s Best Surf Club 2019 & 2020 is open every day.
Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club brings you closer to the sand and surf while catering to everyone’s needs. You can savour a delectably fresh, modern menu that places a strong emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients.
You can also enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake while you gaze out at the beautiful Palm Beach. You can even enjoy a casual drink with friends on the deck. Palm Beach Surf Club has a large open bar with a wide selection of tap and craft beers.
Why not stay at the Regency on the Beach for easy access to all of these places? The apartments are spacious and fully self-contained, with private balconies offering breathtaking views of the lush tropical hinterland or the sweeping Pacific Ocean.
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