Gold Coast Mountain Biking

We love taking our friends out even if they have never mountain biked before. Nerang State Forest on the Gold Coast is a great place to start giving mountain biking a go. While the kids find the main tracks easy and loads of fun, I think we adults may just get the same buzz, because while this is seriously good fun it’s also brilliant exercise for everyone. On our last trip we were lucky enough to have Jon bring his GoPro and get some extra footage. Here’s the map that the boys are looking at in the above photo. The Casuarina grove trail is the best place to start with minimal hills and a 800 metre option that you can add in or leave out. This adventure is symbolic for us of what Wild Family Adventures is all about, getting out in the wild and having...

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Numinbah Rapids: The best theme park on the Gold Coast

We’ve experienced some pretty big rains in South East Queensland creating an opportunity to get out and do some rapid riding. So in our first post we showed you a great little spot in the Numinbah Valley. Well we’re going back for some real family fun, and I reckon it’s the best theme park on the Gold Coast. Admission? Bring your wild nature! So here it is a short video of us and our friends hanging out on a sunny Sunday morning have the most fun you can possibly have.    

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The Raft Builders of Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast

The Raft Builders of Tallebudgera Creek, our latest Gold Coast adventure blog post came about from one of Tagore’s mates asking about the photo at the top of our blog. It led us to taking him down for the same experience, and we realised what brilliant fun it is for the whole family, adults included. It’s amazing how much fun you can have for absolutely nothing, not a cent. This Wild Family Adventure occurred spontaneously one day when we thought we would go for a swim. We had built a raft before out of logs and vines and when we saw the debris on the shore line we knew that day was suddenly going to turn into one you always remember as we became raft builders. Ok, so you wouldn’t want to take this one to New Zealand, but for fun transport up...

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Make it an adventure!

One question we like to ask is, “how can we make this an adventure”? Because sometimes you can transfer the mundane into an exciting tale. So we were going down for a belated Sunday lunch for my mum. The local spot we had chosen was 3 km down the beach. With the five of us plus mum we couldn’t all fit into one car and taking two seemed like a waste, so this is what we did: I threw on my favourite runners and headed south knowing that if I took off immediately that I’d be the first one there giving me time to stretch and cool down. On my way I met a cyclist and we chatted for a few minutes enjoying the sunny day and a few minutes of company. We did lunch and all was great, and then it was time to head back. So we changed the scenario. This...

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