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Shae Killey4 years ago

Best views in the most beautiful city of all

If you're a Gold Coast local, we don't have to tell you how beautiful this gorgeous city can be. Regardless of where you're situated, you won't have to drive very far before you're treated to stunning views of the pristine beaches or raw hinterland beauty - depending on your direction of travel. Don't waste another morning sleeping in and having brekky at home, set your alarm and treat yourself to some truly spectacular views. It doesn't matter whether you're a fan of sunsets in the hinterland or prefer the morning sunrise reflecting off the waves at the beach, we've found a Gold Coast lookout with once-in-a-lifetime views for you.

The famous Burleigh Hill

Burleigh Heads National Park

This increasingly popular Gold Coast natural attraction is great place to come for your morning exercise. If you get up early enough, you can go for a hill run up the track surrounded by natural bushland. Finish off at the elevated lookout for some much needed rest and a sunrise that will take your breath away. Enjoy surfing? Bring your board down and carve up the Burleigh break, or watch others wipe-out from the comfort of Burleigh Point.
Where: Burleigh Heads National Park Burleigh Heads Gold Coast QLD

Cafe close by

The Pocket Burleigh

Great al fresco location, The Pocket Burleigh - Gold Coast
Great al fresco location, The Pocket Burleigh – Gold Coast

Located across the road from Burleigh Heads National Park, The Pocket Burleigh is a great place to grab a tasty wholesome breakfast after your morning exercise. A popular selection is the Mediterranean inspired breakfast pocket which includes scrambled eggs, lettuce, cheese, tomato and homemade aioli all packed into a delicious crispy fried bread exterior. Perhaps you just want a little coffee hit before heading for your morning surf at Burliegh Heads? Whatever the case, the friendly staff at The Pocket Burleigh will make sure you’re 100 per cent satisfied with your experience.
Where: 13 Connor Street Burleigh Heads Gold Coast QLD


Gold Coast’s spectacular spit

Doug Jennings Park and The Spit

Follow Seaworld Drive around The Spit and through Doug Jennings Park for views of the Gold Coast Seaway, across the broadwater, all the way to Southport and Main Beach. There’s a nearby dog beach if you want to dip your toes in the sand while your furry friend goes wild or take a walk down the breakwall for views of the entire coastline. Whatever you do make sure you stop by The Spit and immerse yourself in serene views Gold Coast locals rallied so hard to keep.
Where: Seaworld Drive Main Beach Gold Coast QLD

Cafe close by

Lark Cafe

Beautiful breakfast options, Lark Cafe - Gold Coast
Beautiful breakfast options, Lark Cafe – Gold Coast

Situated right next to Seaworld Drive, stop in at Lark Cafe for a filling breakfast on your way to The Spit. This lovely little cafe is home to some great tasting coffee and a versatile brekky menu perfect for any palate. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a coffee and cake combo to-go or you’d prefer to sit down and munch your way through The Lark Big Brekkie, this cafe has got you covered.
Where: Stafford Avenue & Main Beach Parade Main Beach Gold Coast QLD


Discover hidden hinterland heaven

Best of All Lookout

With a name like Best of All Lookout, it’s no suprise that this little gem is home to some of the most picturesque views on the entire Gold Coast. Surely reaching this lookout involves a hike? Wrong! Take the scenic drive along the motorway and park just 300 metres away. From here take a short walk to the lookout area where you can enjoy panoramic views of rim a 20 million year old volcano, all the way to the coastline of Byron Bay.
Where: Repeater Station Road Springbrook Gold Coast QLD

Cafe close by

Dancing Waters Cafe

Come in for a coffee, Dancing Waters Cafe - Gold Coast
Come in for a coffee, Dancing Waters Cafe – Gold Coast

Nestled just a 100 metres from Purlingbrook Falls, step inside Dancing Waters Cafe and select from their menu filled with organic, local and homegrown produce. The passionate staff at this lovely little restaurant have been specialising in making coffee and delightful light meal options for over 25 years, so you know you’re in for a tasty experience when you stop by. Order the aptly named Best of All Lookout Lunch to-go along with a takeaway coffee before taking the short trip down to the Best of All Lookout.
Where: 33 Forestry Road Springbrook Gold Coast QLD


Have we missed your favourite lookout to soak up some beauty? Let us know where you like to go and which Gold Coast cafe you get your coffee beforehand.

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