Gold Coast and Scenic Rim national parks

Photo: © Shane Cresser Mountain biking in Nerang National Park B e a u d e s e r t − N e r a n g R d M t N a t h a n R d P a c i f i c M o t o r w a y Price St Maudsland Rd Beaudesert −Nerang Rd Check link or QR code 1km Scale 0 Places to go Try some of the old favourites or check the link or QR code below for any new trails. Casuarina Grove circuit 2.1km circuit plus optional 1km loop (20min riding time) Enjoy an easy, family-friendly ride through a grove of casuarina trees. Goanna 5.2km one way (30min riding time) Travel through eucalypt forest and dry rainforest on this mostly easy ride with a few minor challenges. Three hills 2.7km one way (20min riding time) Downhill—one way only! Wind through open forest of ghostly grey gum and tallowwood with steep hilly sections. Pete’s and Pete’s extension 2.1km one way (15min riding time) Enjoy a flowing ride from the North–East corner of the park back to the car park. GC2018 Loops 1–3 4km return (1hr riding time) One way only! Test your fitness and technical skills on these challenging loop trails designed especially for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. (distance and time are total of the 3 loops, not each) Crisscrossed with a network of shared trails and designated mountain bike trails, explore this popular bush retreat by foot, hoof or wheel. Just make sure to look out for other trail users! Things to do Mountain biking Grab your mountain bike and test your skills on one of the technically-challenging single mountain bike trails, mastering small drop-offs and rock gardens as you go. Horseriding Saddle up for a more relaxed adventure riding horseback along mountain ridges bathed in golden afternoon haze. Highlights • Listen for the ‘crack’ of glossy black-cockatoos greedily breaking open casuarina seeds above. • Tiptoe along the creek line in search of shy golden swamp wallabies, koalas and echidnas. Getting there Nerang National Park is 12km from Surfers Paradise and 70km south of Brisbane. Access is along Hope Street or Yarrayne Road, from the Pacific Motorway, Nerang township or Beaudesert–Nerang Road. Nerang National Park and State Forest Whatever your pace, whether on foot, horseback or mountain bike, take time to enjoy the forested hills and gullies of this delightful bushland park. For a detailed mountain bike trail map visit parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/nerang or scan the QR code. 10

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