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Coombabah Lakes Conservation Area

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Paradise just a minutes away from harbourtown

This is a bit of a Gold Coast hidden paradise where you'll find kangaroos roaming free and, if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carolyn S
Great place to take visitors to see kangaroos in natural surroundings

Close to everything yet it’s natural beauty of our natural landscape is amazing. Plenty of parking... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Coombabah, Australia
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Brisbane Road, Coombabah, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a bit of a Gold Coast hidden paradise where you'll find kangaroos roaming free and, if you're lucky Koala's as well. It's a lovely walk suitable for all age groups and is just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of harbour town....More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Close to everything yet it’s natural beauty of our natural landscape is amazing. Plenty of parking, bush walks, kangaroos and wildlife. Old airstrip which is still in use for light aircraft. You do need a car but if you were going to harbour town it’s...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

If you wanna see wild kangaroos and Koala hangin out in their natural habitat, then this is a lovely place to enjoy. Peaceful walks are a delight, just one thing not to forget is the Aeroguard!! It is a must here or be prepared to...More

Thank kazzee01
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Like many locals, I hadn't even visited this conservation area. It's always been on my to do list and took 15 years to get round to it. Great walking boardwalks and pathways. Great amount of bushland thriving with wildlife and vegetation. We saw at least...More

Thank GiniGoldCoast
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A little off the beaten track and not too easy to find, but well worth it when you do. You can get there by bus from Southport. Coombabah consists of a large lake, forests and fields, which are natural and without too many people around....More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Coombabah conservation area was very nice, the kangaroos was even seen from the entry road before entering the bushes and forest itself. Saw more than 1 type of animals there.Had to return twice to find the koalas, but it was a really nice experience. The...More

Thank Theresa U
Reviewed 1 June 2018

It is a very interesting park and easy to walk around as it was flat. Try your luck to see Kangaroo in Kangaroo Trail, Koala in the Koala Trail and enjoying the surrounding with the nature while listening to birds sounds. That is a gem!

Thank beetan2015
Reviewed 29 May 2018

great little circuit have walked this cpl of times can easily do 10k loop plenty of kangaroos (great if you have overseas visitors) have seen koalas but you need to look very closely. well maintained tracks also good for bicycles plenty of parking.

Thank KC25458
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The only reason we came to the Gold Coast was because of the Commonwealth Games. We stayed in an Airbnb in Yulia Drive, Coombabah, which is just a few minutes’ walk from the Reserve, so wandered in on our first day in Australia. Imagine our...More

Thank Maureen273
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This was the first time in Australia that we saw kangaroos. They were so beautiful! We followed the trail. There were many information panels about nature. I liked that. At times we were on a boardwalk. We saw nature at its best. Worthwhile to see!

Thank Robby G C
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30 August 2018|
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Response from KC25458 | Reviewed this property |
Great spot nice flat walks on well maintained track system entry is off Pine Ridge Rd Runaway Bay ..... look on City Of Gold Coast web page and is description and track maps last walk i did there was just under 8k possible... More
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Response from saltybuff | Reviewed this property |
Any time of the year, Spring, September very nice, morning or late afternoon when not too hot