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Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area

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by Kerenza Korostovetz (subscribe)
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Published June 3rd 2020
Bush walks and native wildlife encounters
Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area is a "must visit" for any nature enthusiast. This stunning Gold Coast attraction boasts 1200 hectares of eucalypt forest, salt marsh, wetland and mangrove habitats. Most importantly, it is home to 274 species of animals.

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Serene setting


There are eight trails throughout the conservation area, ranging from a quick stroll along the Melaleuca Boardwalk to the 2.6 kilometre Koala Trail. These are relatively flat and suitable for all fitness levels. See map here.

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Heading to the Koala Trail


Visitors will be thrilled by the high number of resident kangaroos. These creatures can be spotted throughout the day, however, early morning and late afternoon are the best times to enjoy them. During these periods, hundreds of kangaroos can be seen grazing in the open grassy areas.

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Grazing kangaroos


The kangaroos have become somewhat accustomed to the presence of humans. They allow people to approach them for photographs but do require some distance. Visitors are not permitted to feed the kangaroos and patting them is strongly discouraged. As wild animals, they may easily frighten or attempt to protect their young.

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Leaving appropriate distance between people and kangaroos


Koalas can also be spotted with a keen eye. They are usually quite high in the trees during the day, so remember to look up.

"Look Up, Look Down, Look Around"


Coombabah Conservation Area is best accessed from Rain Tree Glen or Myola Court (Coombabah).
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Why? To enjoy bush walking and see native wildlife
When: he gates to the reserve are unlocked and open from 6am-6pm daily.
Where: Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area
Cost: Free
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