About Pine Ridge
While coastal vegetation on the Gold Coast has all but disappeared due to urban development, a remaining patch of wallum heath vegetation is protected in this small park.
Wildflowers such as banksia, boronia and the wallum wedge pea are plentiful in late winter and spring, especially after good autumn rains.
Pine Ridge Conservation Park is culturally, economically and historically important to the Traditional Owners who have lived in the area for thousands of years and maintain strong connections to this country. The diverse flora and fauna of the coastal lowlands provided a rich bounty of food and other resources.
Pine Ridge Conservation Park is particularly vulnerable to damage from external influences.
To help protect this precious conservation park, lighting fires and dumping rubbish or garden clippings is prohibited.
You can help protect the park by observing these guidelines:
- Leave all plants and animals undisturbed.
- Leave domestic animals at home—they are not permitted in the park.
- Care for wildlife by not feeding, chasing, or scaring park wildlife. Human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive.
- Take your rubbish out of the park and dispose of it appropriately.
- Bike riders: keep to the City of Gold Coast Council pathways around the edge of the park. Bicycles, mountain bikes and trial bikes are not permitted on park management trails.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Pine Ridge is very significant to the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of this land. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages this park in consultation with them, and under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, to preserve and present its natural and cultural values in perpetuity while still providing nature-based recreational opportunities.
Read the Pine Ridge Conservation Park Management Statement to find out more about park management.
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The natural, cultural and historical significance of Pine Ridge
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.