I love discovering hidden away places that are right in your own backyard and aren't over-crowded with people that it would ruin either the natural beauty of the landscape or your pursuit for some peace and quiet.
A dear friend recently recommended that I check out Currumbin's rock pools. I'm glad I did; it's a 20 minute drive inland from Currumbin Beach and a perfect place for families to teach the young ones to swim or where the more adventurous ones can jump off the boulders into the pool.
I would definitely recommend that you visit the rock pools for a different type of day trip!
Photos by Mark Holmes