Gold Coast

Continuing my road trip back down to Sydney, the Gold Coast was my next stop-off. Artique Resort, a one-bedroom apartment 18 floors up with a gorgeous view of Surfers paradise beach was my base.

My first morning was spent at Burleigh heads, a 15/20 minute drive from Surfers paradise. A prominent Gold coast landmark, I walked the Burleigh headland national park walk, and then wandered around the town. It was here I found Cara Lee Collective.

Cara Lee Collective

Specialising in fashionable ladies activewear, I noticed 2 girls modelling the Carra Lee instantly stood out to me! I found the boutique shop on James Street and was super excited to purchase some of the White Cheetah collection.

After purchasing the midi shorts and bra and wearing them over the next few weeks travelling, I was so impressed! The shorts feature a tummy control waistband, moisture-wicking (no sweat marks), and never lose elasticity. Made with 100% biodegradable polyamide fibre its designed to last and feel super soft. I have since made further purchases online, as I love the new prints!

"I'm a celebrity get me out of here!"

The Gold Coast plays host to this UK TV show, with the initial entrance into the jungle normally shot at surfers paradise. The camp itself is setup in Springbrook National Park, about an hours drive away. Set in 15,310 acres, it is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.

I walked or should I say hiked the Purling Brooks Falls circuit, a 4km walk. A steep track with many steps, which leads you to the bottom of the Purling Brooks waterfall and onto a suspension bridge with a spectacular view of the falls. It took around 2 hrs to walk, some bushwalking experience and a moderate fitness level is preferable.

Note: Wear suitable footwear, take enough water, wear insect repellent, and keep an eye out when walking - I saw lots of snakes!


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