Nerang is the gateway to the Gold Coast Hinterland”s Rainforest Reserves. The Nerang district was originally settled back in 1863. As it was situated on the river and also on the coach route, it soon became a flourishing trading centre.
Nerang meaning ”little” was the euphonious name given to the beautiful river flowing through the scenic and fertile country of Ward, by its Aboriginal inhabitants. The Nerang River is a popular location for fishing, boating and picnics. A great fishing platform is located at Arthur Earle Park. You may come away with bream, flathead, whiting and trevally; or just enjoy the beauty of nature here.