Spectacular Views in and Around Gold Coast, Australia

Best of all Lookouts, Springbrook National Park.

“Best of All Lookouts,” located on the rim of a 20 million-year-old volcano, is aptly named. Australia has more beauty than one can visit in a lifetime. Fortunately for my husband and me, our family there was generous about sharing many sights near their home in the Gold Coast.

From New Zealand’s Auckland / Rotorua / Redwoods / Huka Falls / Craters of the Moon / Waitomo Glowworms Caves / Taupo / Pirongia / Hamilton Gardens — to Australia’s Tai Chi in Gold Coast / Birds Part 1 / Birds Part 2 / ate a delicious meal on the beach / saw wild things and cute things at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary / had fun with Rita Rigby / met the beasts of Brisbane and the beauty there / enjoyed Sydney this much and that much, as well as the purring there! — our vacation was filled with spectacular beauty.

Near Best of All Lookouts is Purling Brook Falls

Purling Brook Falls, Springbrook National Park.

and this memorable tree…

Khashayar takes a break in a tree while Rita and I look on.

with remarkable bark…

Tree bark: nature is the ultimate artist.

And this great dictionary…

Terminology sign, Springbrook National Park.

Along the drive there, we stopped to admire Hinze Dam

To stand in the middle of its road.
And to stop and admire the view.

Further along, we took in views in and around Point Danger, where New South Wales meets Queensland…

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What’s the most unique sight near your city?

31 thoughts on “Spectacular Views in and Around Gold Coast, Australia”

  1. Australia is a beautiful country, as I can tell from your many photos. You had a great trip, we’re lucky you shared so much with us. I really enjoyed reading the sign that gave the Aboriginal names, and the translations show how much they describe the sites.

    As for our city’s best view – probably the one pointing to the freeway so we can depart to other, more interesting places. Lake Forest is a great place to live as the school district is good and the community is safe and comprised of friendly people. But this isn’t a city to visit.

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      1. It was El Toro when we moved here but when we incorporated, it became Lake Forest. Lots of things around here are still called El Toro. If you look on that page and find the city’s 4th of July Parade, you can probably spot Uncle Sam in his Snoopy Bi-Plane scooting along the parade route. That’s my husband, Bob, riding in his annual entry.

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