Pine Ridge Conservation Park Gold Coast

Photo credit: Photo: Jess Rosewell © Qld Govt

Visiting Pine Ridge safely

    Coastal heathland and eucalypt forest come together in Pine Ridge Conservation Park. Photo: Alison Ilic, Queensland Government.

    Coastal heathland and eucalypt forest come together in Pine Ridge Conservation Park. Photo: Alison Ilic, Queensland Government.

    Vibrant grasstrees Xanthorrhoea sp. decorate the banksia forest understorey. Photo: Alison Ilic, Queensland Government.

    Vibrant grasstrees Xanthorrhoea sp. decorate the banksia forest understorey. Photo: Alison Ilic, Queensland Government.

    Getting there and getting around

    Pine Ridge Conservation Park is in Runaway Bay, 10km north of the Gold Coast city centre.

    Access to the car park and day-use area is via Oxley Drive off the Gold Coast Highway.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    Wheelchair accessibility is limited to the sealed bitumen bike track along the northern boundary (Columbus Drive) and eastern extent (Jacaranda Avenue).

    Staying safe

    Be prepared, even on short walks, and judge your ability and conditions carefully before setting out.

    To enjoy a safe visit to this area, please:

    • Wear ankle-supporting footwear. Comfortable, ankle-supporting footwear is recommended—never thongs, high heels, new shoes or dress shoes. Your walk won’t be much fun if you get blisters or sprain an ankle.
    • Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat and long-sleeved shirt, even on cloudy days.
    • Carry drinking water—water from swamp areas is not suitable for drinking as it may contain organisms that can cause illness.
    • Do not disturb snakes—give them space and wait for them to move on. Some snakes are dangerous. If bitten, seek medical attention immediately.
    • Avoid bites, stings and scratches. Wear protective clothing and insect repellent to help prevent tick and other insect bites or stings, and scratches.

    For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    • Hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • Rubbish bags—take all rubbish away for appropriate disposal.

    Opening hours

    Pine Ridge Conservation Park is open 24 hours a day, but visits should be restricted to daylight hours.

    Permits and fees

    A permit is not required to visit Pine Ridge Conservation Park. Permits are required for commercial activities or organised events within the park.

    Pets

    Domestic animals are not permitted in Pine Ridge Conservation Park.

    Climate and weather

    During the summer months temperatures can reach 35°C, with February being the wettest month. Winter days are pleasant with temperatures reaching 22°C.

    Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.

    Fuel and supplies

    The nearest fuel and supplies are available at Runaway Bay.

    For more information see the tourism information links.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.