Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
1 million Australian readers every month      list your event

Birdwatching in the Hinterland

Home > Kingaroy > Adventure | Animals and Wildlife | Escape the City | Fun Things To Do | Unusual Things to do
by Tracie Louise (subscribe)
Self Taught Photographer living in East Gippsland, Victoria. Visit my website tracielouise.com ...... All images used are Tracie Louise Photography, unless otherwise stated
Published April 20th 2016
Meet our fine feathered friends
Most people associate the Gold Coast with magnificent beaches, exciting nightlife, great restaurants and tourism. But there is another side the Gold Coast.

wonga, pigeon, bird, nature, wildlife, Tracie Louise, blue, white, spotted, tropical, exotic, unusual, nature, wildlife
Wonga Pigeon


Known by locals as "The Green Above the Gold", the hinterland offers a quieter, more relaxed experience of the Gold Coast. If getting back to nature is your cup of tea, then a trip to the hinterland might be just what the doctor ordered.

Tracie Louise, crimson rosella, bird, nature, wildlife, red, blue, feathers, tropical, exotic, Queensland, beautiful, parrot
Crimson Rosella


Apart from stunning scenery, majestic rainforests, and glorious waterfalls, the Gold Coast hinterland offers a wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with some exotic birdlife.

rainbow lorikeet, Tracie Louise, parrot, lorikeet, parakeet, bird, wildlife, nature, colourful, bright, pretty, macro, friendly, close-up
Rainbow Lorikeet


Being used to having many a weekend visitor, the feathered inhabitants of the hinterland are not as shy as you might think. Many will even hand feed if you are patient and offering something tasty to tempt our colourful friends.

Tracie Louise, satin bowerbird, bowerbird, green, yellow, bird, nature, wildlife, Springbrook, beautiful, nature, wildlife,
Satin Bowerbird


From cheeky little rainbow lorikeets, who are very friendly and often rule the roost over large birds, to the magnificent red and green King Parrot, who are also extremely friendly. One my own personal favourite's the slightly more shy Satin Bowerbird, who are yellow and green when they are younger, or female, but then turn a deep shade of navy blue upon turning 7 years old.

Tracie Louise, Eastern Yellow Robin, robin, bird, tiny, honeyeater, small, yellow, Queensland, beautiful,
Yellow Eastern Robin


There is an array of honeyeaters and wrens in a variety of colours. The campgrounds at Springbrook offers a wonderful place to spot the smaller birds, as they too have become familiar with human visitors to the area. But any walk through the rainforest could result in an encounter with any number of tiny birds, and their song is bound to accompany you on your hike.

Tracie Louise, King Parrot, young, green, red, parrot, lorikeet, beautiful, bird, nature, wildlife,
King Parrot


So from Springbrook, to Tamborine Mountain, Binna Burra and O'Reilly's lookout, there is so much more to our Gold Coast for you to enjoy, and whilst nature abounds, none more so than our fine feathered friends, who are more than happy to share their weekends with some human companions.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  10
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Fun, Adventure, Nature
When: Anytime
Where: Gold Coast Hinterland
Cost: Free of Charge
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists