Coombabah Lakes Conservation Area

Coombabah Lakes Conservation Area

Coombabah Lakes Conservation Area
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Cathy H
Gold Coast, Australia196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Beautiful easy out and back or around on maintenance trails joining track. Abundance of wildlife, birds, koalas, kangaroos, echidna,
This trail starts next to southport airstrip at the end of shelter road, just go right to the end after coming in through the gates that look like you cannot enter,go past the boardwalk entrance sign on the right continue down the road to the end and park.
There is a small sign that says Koala trail, and that’s it.
An easy flat gravel wide pathway through pastures and trees and wetlands and tea tree bush with giant gums and koalas. We saw 2 but I am told there is 100’s, just knowing where to look for them.
Kangaroos everywhere, such a peaceful and pretty walk.
About 7k out and back but you can go off on the maintenance tracks all interlinking to the trail.
There is a boardwalk that joins the walk along the river, will do that next time.
Wear bug spray in summer as there is swampy waters around.
Track is dry, flat and easy to walk on.
Kids will love it.
To be 5 minutes from Harbourtown and in this nature was truely amazing.
Written 4 August 2022
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RieM
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
If you are from overseas and want to see kangaroos in the wild this the place to go...There are heaps of kangaroos. You might even see some joeys in the pouch if you are lucky. There are also koalas although I can never see them but my sister has seen heaps of koalas in the past. A good walking track and other wildlife particularly birds
Written 16 January 2015
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Elizabeth R
Main Beach, Australia244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
I always take overseas visitors here. They can walk up "reasonably" close to the roos. They see how inquisitive the roos are and also how timid they are. Also there is a great walk through the trees with possibilities of seeing a koala.
Written 21 September 2016
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Kian Chye
Singapore, Singapore392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We drove to this hidden place as it was never mentioned in any tourist booklet.

Saw many Kangaroos and managed to spot just one Koalas. The park ranger was busy clearing the glass when we were there and this perhaps scare some of the animal away.

The whole area was a nice walking area. Please prepared with a nice walking shoe.

We wen there just before sunset and see the whole area in orange colour with Kangaroos.
Written 18 August 2019
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rezziet
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
It's a great and best experience to see kangaroos, wallabies and koala bears in the wild. We went at around 4pm and see groups of kangaroos and wallabies at a few different spots.

Overall, the site is well maintained and have proper walking trails. Highly recommended.

Written 7 November 2018
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mcfrowen
Runaway Bay, Australia82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We were living in Runaway Bay for several years before a friend told us about this place. It really is superb and we go two or three times a week just for a walk. The track starts at the small car park and initially is along a boardwalk over the side of the river. Then it goes through some bush before coming back to the edge of the river on some grassy area which has a few houses on one side. You then reach the end of the river and walk across to the other side. There is an open area here where there are always kangaroos feeding early morning and late afternoon. You then follow the track through the bush on the other side of the river and keep going past the boardwalk on the opposite side. Soon you cross the river again and go back on the other side, again on a grass track with houses and you get back to where you left your car.
The whole trip takes about an hour and is really great. Rarely do you see many people, apart from the weekends, and then only a handful. Most of the trees are paperbark, but if you look out for the gum trees you might spot a koala. Well worth a visit.
Written 5 October 2017
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Wendy S
Coombabah, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
I go for a walk or run in this area most days. It is just beautiful. The north side there is a Mangrove Boardwalk which is lovely especially on Sunset. There is so much wildlife there, at times I see a kangaroo swimming across the creek he watches me and I watch him. I think he does the same trek every day it is quite amazing. I have seen to much bird life, kangaroos, koalas, lizards and yes a few snakes and one of my fondest memories I saw a mother and baby ecidna. It is just so peaceful and beautiful a great way to chill out and reflect on your day. All the tracks are easy walking or running. The areas are well signed. Great place to take visitors to see the wildlife. There are so many different areas to explore. Well worth a visit and if you are a local a daily visit brightens your day. I have so many beautiful photos and memories from this beautiful place.
Written 18 May 2016
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Five-star-critiques
Gold Coast, Australia551 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
I took along a foreign visitor who wanted to see a koala, kangaroo and snake in the wild. I explained that it wasn't quite that easy, but blow me, we saw them all; and a turtle as a bonus! There are many paths that wander around the area, but be warned; you can get lost. If you are a runner there are some great trails to run on.
Written 8 January 2015
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LPHDK
Copenhagen, Denmark1,041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
After visiting parks for 3 weeks we finally saw plenty of kangaroos and a single koala!
We got there aroung 4:30pm and the roos were everywhere - and the cutest joeys too.
Along the koala trail we were passed by a local excercising and we asked about koalas. he said to follow the trail and when the was an opening go look in the trees.
When we got there he was standing pointing high up in a tree and where there was a cluster of leaves - there he was - the cutest koala.
We are going again, this time we know they are there and to look up high.
It can be difficult to find as the signs could be much better, but we entered between a trailor park and a high school.
Written 24 September 2017
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minnie242
Gold Coast, Australia197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
We decided to stop past here today, on our way from morning to lunch (we'll often do a little tour and a walk). The part we chose is actually just off Pine Ridge Rd, where the small airfield and flying club are.
We drove slowly up the path, to be greeted by a 'roo standing at attention on the left side of the path. Just standing, motionless. Like a guard on duty, to greet everyone stopping by today. We parked our minibuses nearby and he let two of us approach him to say hello and pictures taken from a safe distance. Wow!
Lots of others sunning themselves across the road and further back in the big paddock. And then we noticed, waddling quickly towards a ditch, a dark lumpy shape - an echidna!! About the size of a football, all beautiful dark browns and deep honey coloured prickles, you could barely see its feet. It found a spot it liked and whoosh! Dirt started spraying everywhere as it dug quickly, I guess to find some ants.
This was quite exciting - some of our party have never seen an echidna before.
We also saw some teal ducks nearby, and I believe there are kookaburra there too.
A great place to visit, any day!
Written 19 June 2017
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