The Koala Trail is located in the Coombabah Lakelands which protects more than 1200 hectares of wetland, eucalypt forest, salt marsh and mangrove swamp habitat. Lake Coombabah and its estuarine system are important coastal wetlands and migratory water bird habitats.

The area is popular for short walks, bird watching, animal spotting, plant identification and an opportunity to appreciate an ecologically significant area.