Pimpama is a small northern suburb on the Gold Coast with a conservative population of under 10,000. While it might seem like it’s off the beaten track for some of Australia’s most desirable outdoor attractions, you might be surprised at just how much there is to do with your family out in nature. If you have a few hours to spare and want to venture into the great outdoors, consider visiting some of these family-friendly locations.
Pimpama River Conservation Area
The Pimpama River Conservation Area is on the outskirts of Pimpama’s town centre and is renowned for supporting coastal vegetation communities. Wander down to this natural attraction, and you’ll be amazed by the mangrove and forest shrubland, coastal sedgelands, saltmarsh and marine flats, and eucalypt coastal woodland.
After surveys were carried out, it was also revealed that it was home to at least 184 native plant species and 134 vertebrate fauna species, such as mammals, birds, frogs, and reptiles. There are no official walking trails in the park but take your time and walk around the park, paying particular attention to the finer details of the vegetation. While dogs aren’t allowed in this area, nature lovers visiting Pimpama are bound to enjoy the peace and serenity of the surroundings.
Curtis Falls Track
A little further afield but well worth the drive to Tamborine National Park, Curtis Falls flows over massive basalt columns into a picturesque pool, surrounded by wet eucalypt forests dotted with tall flooded gums and even strangler fig.
The walk to Curtis Falls is only 1.1 kilometres but the trail conditions can vary greatly, so it’s considered a Grade 3 track. Allow at least an hour or so to enjoy the walk to the falls and then stop and fully appreciate this peaceful place.
Colman Road Reserve
Eagleby Wetlands Conservation Reserve
Coomera Springs Park
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