Numinbah Forest lies between the Numinbah and Little Nerang Valleys in the Gold Coast Hinterland; it is the venue of many organised walks each year. There is limited scope for mountain biking because it is generally steep and cycling is not permitted on many trails. Waterfall Creek is a relatively gentle ride.
Bowra Sanctuary is a 140km2 ex cattle station next to Cunnamulla, 800km west of Brisbane; it is an amazing place with extraordinary bird life. I was there for a couple of weeks over Christmas 2014. Click through for the PDF:
I recently visited Curlew Island with a group of birders and we saw Beach Stone-Curlews in between showers. Shifting sand in the Broadwater is quickly making the island larger and moving it west little by little.
Bonogin Valley lies between the Tallebudgera and Mudgeeraba valleys half way down the Gold Coast. At the very end of Bonogin Road is the most accessible section of Springbrook National Park, part of the Bally (“Ball-ee”) Mountain Conservation Reserves. However this isn’t the Springbrook we know of rainforests and bubbling brooks, because it’s much lower in altitude.
Two entertaining geocaches near the summits of Little Bally and Bally Mountains and great views from the razorback make up for the horrible climb up Bally Mountain from the northeast – 200m ascent over a distance of 200m!