Many travellers use the entry to Nerang as the benchmark that they have arrived at the Gold Coast. Indeed, it’s like a golden gateway with the beaches to the east and the hinterland to the west.
Punctuated by the beautiful Nerang River, this suburb has come a long way since its waterway was named “little” by its original Indigenous inhabitants. The river itself is a popular place for picnics, boating and fishing with a platform at Arthur Earle Park allowing easy access to catch the bream, flathead, whiting and trevally which inhabit these waters.
Despite being inland, water seems to be the theme of Nerang, which is also home to Hinze Dam and its recreational facilities with state-of-the-art interpretative centre; lakeside parks; walking, bike and horse trails; and barbecue areas. A historic river mill built in 1910, with a café along the banks of the river, is also a highlight of a visit here. The river may be little, but Nerang’s heart is big.
Nerang is a suburb of Gold Coast in Queensland. It is located approximately 65kms from the capital Brisbane covering an area of 35.393 square kilometres. Nerang has a recorded population of 16864 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Nerang we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Nerang and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.