Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Week one of the Easter school holidays saw us enjoying a glorious week at Rainbow Bay, the beach just before Coolangatta.
It was everything you would expect at arguably one of Australia's top family holiday destinations - scary rides at Movie World, lots of laughs at Wet n Wild (twice!), surfing for the boys, lots of sand for practicing gymnastics for the little girl and plenty of afternoon snoozing and reading for me.
We decided to head out into the Currumbin Valley one morning, and we are so glad we did. Thirty minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast we found ourselves in the beautiful hinterland, surrounded by fresh air, the chirping of birds in the trees and the prettiest of streams which led to the beautiful Currumbin Rock Pools.
After a swim and sit in the sun we continued on and finished up at the Mt Cougal section of the Springbrook National Park, where we enjoyed the rainforest walk. The walk took us maybe an hour return, and is flat most of the way, so is super kid and family friendly.
If you ever find yourself on the Gold Coast, leave the beaches behind for a day and head into the rolling green hills of the hinterland. You'll be so glad you did.