Living on the Southern end of the Gold Coast, I often spend my spare time exploring the south: Northern NSW, Dreamtime Beach, Byron Bay, Minyon Falls etc. This weekend I thought I would do something different and head North to Coombabah Lakelands Nature Reserve, located near Harbour Town Shopping centre. Here you will find a lake, a boardwalk and an abundance of native flora and fauna.
I always love finding new places so enjoyed my adventure to Coombabah Lakelands, however, must admit there are many other places I would recommend checking out before heading here, especially if you have limited time.
We explored two parts of Coombabah Lakelands, the Coombabah Reserve and Mangrove walk on Shelter Road and the Coombabah Lakelands Nature Reserve.
Coombabah Reserve & Mangrove Walk – Shelter Road
We started out at Coombabah reserve and mangrove walk – Shelter Road, which is near the animal welfare. From here you will find a short boardwalk trail called the Mangrove Broadwalk. This is a short walk that leads you through the bush to a boardwalk over mangroves and out to a shed on the lake, all pictured below.
Coombabah Lakelands Nature Reserve
After we finished this short walk we went to another area of Coombabah Lakelands. The walking trail was called Myola Boardwalk which leads onto Boundary Track (map below). This was a five-minute drive from Shelter Road. The walk started as a boardwalk over the water then turned into a path beside the river, which is where we came across a massive Kangaroo. This area is full of Kangaroos and native wildlife.
Like I said, I enjoyed my trip to Coombabah Lakelands, but recommend many other things to do on the Gold Coast before this.
Getting around Coombabah Lakelands
This map shows you the walking trails and boardwalks within Coombabah Lakelands. As you can see you are spoilt for choice, I suggest Mangrove Boardwalk as your first stop.
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