About The Gold Coast


Venture into the Gold Coast’s endless playground and you’re in for some serious fun, no matter if you’re a ‘big’ kid or ‘little kid’. Feel the excitement of unlimited things to see and do right on your doorstep! Whether it’s an exhilarating swim at one of many golden surf beaches, an energising hike through the Hinterland, an action-packed day at some of the world’s best theme parks or simply enjoying the shopping, nightlife and entertainment, the Gold Coast is Australia’s fun capital.

Visit-Gold-Coast-4There’s just something about the Gold Coast’s energising atmosphere that makes you want to get amongst it and have a great time. Fun, laughter and sunshine are the order of the day on the Gold Coast’s golden surf beaches. Each is pristine, perfect in its own way, with a natural energy to revitalise the senses. And the warm climate and inviting outdoor lifestyle are perfect for a 24/7 vibrant social scene with stylish lounge bars, surf clubs, pubs, cafes and alfresco restaurants.

Escape to the natural wonders of the Gold Coast Hinterland and experience a sojourn to energise the body, mind and soul. Feel the revitalising freshness of cool mountain breezes while meandering along quiet country roads on the way to more than 100,000 hectares of National Parks and reserves. Ignite your inner adventurer’s spirit with miles of enchanting bushwalks through the rainforest visiting waterfalls, canyons and valleys along the way. Be taken in by the charm of boutique wineries and unique shops along Gallery Walk at Mount Tamborine.

An amazing range of accommodation styles adds to the fun of the Gold Coast. You can choose from towering high-rises offering a bird’s eye view from surf to hinterland; or the indulgence of the Versace Hotel; or the non-stop entertainment of some of the most popular family resorts.

With theme parks offering a terrific combo of adrenalin pumping thrills, heart-warming encounters and non-stop action – nowhere in Australia delivers as many smiles and happy memories as the Gold Coast.

It’s where you can explore your playful side and let loose in Australian’s endless playground.

Dolphin_BreakfastWith 300 days of sunshine each year, warm blue water and an average temperature of 25 degrees, the Gold Coast’s 57 kilometre stretch of golden sandy beaches are the perfect playground to swim, snorkel, surf, splash or sunbake. Deservedly known around the World for crystal clear waters and guaranteed waves, the Gold Coast’s sun-drenched beaches offer up barrels of revitalising fun.

Whether its right in the action at lively and social Surfers Paradise, lazy secluded coves in Tallebudgera or carefree days at laid-back Burleigh, each beach is pristine, perfect in its own way and has a natural energy to reinvigorate the senses.

The Gold Coast continues to evolve as a haven for retail enthusiasts with a vast array of shopping options headlined by signature fashion boutiques and larger iconic department store brands. Shopping on the Gold Coast reflects it’s this easy, breezy, resort aesthetic. Markets, outlet malls, boutiques and high end designers all cater to the local love of colour. The two major shopping malls are at Broadbeach and Robina as well as smaller but equally dazzling retail precincts across the Gold Coast in areas including Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Burleigh, Coolangatta, Labrador, and Sanctuary Cove.

With an unmistakable focus on fresh produce, the restaurants of the Gold Coast have taken advantage of the region’s local flavours and strong multicultural heritage to build an unpretentious but diverse dining scene. Families, foodies and holidaymakers can delight in restaurants with ocean panorama views sprinkled along the coast-line and relish in tropical fruits, the freshest seafood and local produce from Australian beef to creamy cheeses and enticing wines. Be it romantic high-tea, lively night-time beachfront markets or the freshest fish and chips overlooking the glittering city, the Gold Coast offers a sensory feast to suit all palates.

For more information contact Gold Coast Tourism on 1300 309 440 or visit www.visitgoldcoast.com