The most popular destination on the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise attracts people from all over the globe who take to the waves on their boards. However, there's so much more to Surfers Paradise than just the surf! You'll find a relaxed beach culture complimented by restaurants, cafés, shopping, nightlife and more.Explore Surfers Paradise
People flock to Broadbeach for one thing – its stunning and pristine beach with amazing panoramic views. Not only does this holiday destination one of the best beaches on the Gold Coast, but there's also a varied selection of restaurants, cafés, shops, bars and resort accommodation to suit all budgets.Explore Broadbeach
The stylishly upmarket, yet laid-back area of Main Beach is the place to go for shopping and sumptuous, first-class dining. Full of boutiques and designer stores, Main Beach is a shopaholics dream. While often regarded as a lavish destination, you can still find reasonably priced accommodation for an inexpensive holiday.Explore Main Beach
With its nearby airport, Coolangatta is a popular portal into the Gold Coast. Don't waste any time on your holiday – arrive by plane and head straight to the beach. with its affordable accommodation, delightful beach and stunning scenery, it is an ideal place to stay and particularly loved by families, as it's away from the fuss of the city.Explore Coolangatta
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Step off the sunset strip, directly onto some of the Gold Coast's 80 kilometres of golden stretches, where a selection of affordable resorts and apartments are located directly on this premier surf and swimming haven – a glistening holiday destination for families. You will find some of the safest beaches in Queeensland, ideal for kids learning to swim, with restful foreshore parklands perfect for a barbeque or beachside picnic. The region is not only great for families, as some beaches offer surf nuts world-class surf breaks. Feeling adventurous? Enjoy the Gold Coast's year 'round water sports including jet skiing, kite surfing, jet boating and surf schools.
The Gold Coast is famed for some of the most stunning shopping and retail precincts in south east Queensland. Visit Cavill Avenue at Surfers Paradise, Tedder Avenue and Marina Mirage at Main Beach or the mega shopping of Pacific Fair and the Oasis Shopping Centre in Broadbeach. Check out the vast array of alfresco eateries, chic cafés, coffee houses, bistros and restaurants the Gold Coast has to offer – home to world-class cuisine, organic produce, fast snacks and great coffee. The region hosts a wide variety of beachfront and night time markets full of souvenirs, fashion and food. The iconic Artisan and Craft Markets held at Burleigh Heads showcases local and regional artisan's wares, homemade fashions, jewellery, toys and fresh local produce and is held every Sunday. Gold Coast is also known for its glittering nightlife, clubs and throbbing bar scene, so you'll be sure to find just the entertainment to suit your mood. Broadbeach has Jupiter's Casino where you can gamble, catch a show, hit the buffet or sample a cocktail in one of the on-site restaurants or bars.
Australia's theme park capital has got to be the Gold Coast, home to an incredible selection of thrills and spills.
Australia's theme park capital has got to be the Gold Coast, home to an incredible selection of thrills and spills – Sea World Resort and Water Park offers amazing rides, loads of holiday fun and marine life like you've never seen before. Warner Brother's Movie World is not to be missed with exhilarating roller coasters, exciting themed rides showcasing heroes like Green Lantern, Superman and Batman, with eateries and shops stocking all your favourite movie memorabilia. Right next door to Movie World you'll find the biggest and best Water Park in Australia, Wet n Wild. Slides, tunnels, steep drops, and masses of water-filled fun for kids and adults alike. Wet n Wild also offers the man-made Calypso Beach, an ideal spot to chill, catch your breath and grab a snack. You can also experience Dreamworld, 30 hectares of fun with shows, rides and attractions – daredevils will love the Tower of Terror 2, one of the fastest and tallest thrill rides in the world.
Hop in the car and take the family on a short drive into the hinterland to experience a lush, restful escape from the glitz and glamour of the coast. Head up to Mount Tamborine and the Rainforest Skywalk, or visit the Lamington National Park and the scenic Tooloona Creek Circuit. Sample cafés, restaurants and the wineries of the Canungra Valley and the Sarabah Estate Vineyard. There are masses of walking trails and breathtaking vistas in Gold Coast's hinterland for those wanting to get away, embrace natural beauty and take in the clean mountain air.
When it comes to the Gold Coast there's plenty of holiday accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes, from relaxed, family-friendly apartments to luxury at its finest. Take your pick of accommodation and enjoy some of the best ocean and hinterland views available in Australia. Whether you're relaxing poolside with the family in your uniquely styled resort, or venturing out to experience the many attractions on offer, you're sure to have a holiday to remember on the Gold Coast.