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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Grandparents Skywalk Adventure – Mt Tamborine

The end of School Holidays are near, so off we go to Par and Pecore’s home for a few days and what did they have in store for us, but a trip up to the Skywalk on Mt Tamborine. Don’t miss the video at the end of this post to experience the sights and sounds. The brochure my Mum showed me of the Skywalk had alluring words like natural wonderland, beautiful rainforest canapy walk, different, thrilling, magnificent and while doing the walk, I totally agreed. We got there early so we tried out their coffee and drink selection on the balcony of their Cafe as we adjusted to the bush feel and sounds. I’m not sure if it was because we were told to take the walk slowly or that it was a warm morning  or that we were in “grandparent style”? But...

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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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Mid-Week riding to school adventure

Did you know that a survey came out revealing that kids who rode or walked to school had a better concentration span than kids who came to school by transport. Surprisingly it was even more important than that having breakfast (though we think that breakfast still remains essential). Fascinating, read the full article here. So we ride to school when we can and there are several ways we can go, some extreme and others not so extreme. But all ways are fun and that’s the key, fun! And here’s one route that we like, a little more cross country, a lot more fun and always an adventure! What better way to get to school! Song: Escapee by Architecture in Helsink And as the adults we get to turn around and sprint for home, for us school is only the half way...

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Burleigh Heads Walk, Something Special

We all really enjoy this Burleigh Heads walk, it’s one we do on a regular basis. Why? Well the list is long but following are a few highlights: 1.Burleigh Heads National Park is way local, it’s simple to find, you’re close to everything and there are a few different ways to access it so you can mix it up a bit. We’ll leave links at the bottom to help you find your way. 2.We get to walk in a lush rainforest that has amazing huge trees and boulder formations to die for (we love going rock climbing so rocks and boulders are our thing). 3.Most of the walk is shaded by the trees so even in Summer it’s a cooler walk or jog and if it’s a bit drizzly it’s still doable and the rainforest smell is delightful. And on those...

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