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Nerang Forest Reserve

What's special?

In the Gold Coast hinterland, Nerang Forest Reserve forms a green backdrop to the township of Nerang. Dry rainforest and open eucalypt forests of grey gum, blue gum, stringybark and tallowwood grow in the hilly reserve.

Exploring Nerang

Relax and enjoy nature in this largely undeveloped forest. Go birdwatching. Watch glossy black-cockatoos feeding in the casuarina groves.

Horse riding and cycling are allowed by permit, available from the Naturally Queensland Information Centre. Queensland Association of Four Wheel Drive clubs can apply to go scenic four-wheel-driving in the reserve. For safety and to minimise damage to the forest, stay on existing tracks.

Trail bikes are not allowed in the forest.


Cyclists and walkers share the Casuarina Grove track through the dry open forest and along the creek. You can also explore the forest along roads and other tracks. Give way to horse riders who use some tracks.

Getting there

Nerang Forest Reserve is on Nerang’s north-west outskirts, 12km from Surfers Paradise or 70km south of Brisbane. Conventional access is possible from Matilda or Coolibah Roads off the Pacific Motorway, Nerang township or the Beaudesert-Nerang Road.

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