The headline sounds like a new Green Lantern superhero adventure movie but this place is just about an hours drive from the Gold Coast and a left hand turn at Beaudesert. We arrive in the Lost World Valley. It is on the northern most rim of what’s called the Green Cauldron. Lost World Valley abuts Lamington National Park on two sides. There are really two roads into the valley, both petering out into dead ends and dirt roads onto properties. There are also two creeks that meander back and forth across the path of the roads at numerous points with crystal clear running water. One is Albert Creek and the other Christmas Creek.
At the moment it is a lush green valley with rolling hills. There are a smattering of B&Bs, farm stays and even a luxurious tent resort for the more adventurous. Here you can take horse back rides or just relax by the creek. Its a “get back to nature” kind of place. Its Australia at its finest and sometimes harshest when in drought.
There are a lot of sheep and cattle properties out this way as well as farm land and dairies.
In the afternoon we saw quite a few kangaroos or wallabies, I wasn’t too sure which but we had to keep an eye out as they can dart across the road quite quickly, having no road sense whatsoever. Its nice to think that only a short trip away from the cement city that is the Gold Coast, you can find such beautiful vistas and typical “country”.