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Gold Coast

Where Else But Queensland will you find a holiday paradise with spectacular beaches, lush hinterland plus non-stop action and adventure. As Australia’s premier beach holiday destination, the Gold Coast has it all!

Renowned for its world class beaches and with more than 70 kilometres of coastline, 26 patrolled beaches and calm, inland waterways, the Gold Coast is a giant aquatic playground. You’re sure to find the ideal spot for swimming, surfing and water sports like jet boating, ocean rafting, parasailing, or just cruising.

For the ultimate fun, discover exhilarating worlds of entertainment at the Gold Coast’s theme parks. There’s fun for all ages at Dreamworld with gravity defying rollercoasters, Wiggles World, Nick Central, Tiger Island and The Australian Wildlife Experience. Dreamworld’s WhiteWater World is revolutionising the water park experience and boasts some of the most extreme waterslides. Be amazed by Sea World’s aquatic animals and meet your favourite movie characters at Warner Bros. Movie World. There’s splashtacular fun at Wet’n’Wild Water World and you can experience the spirit of the outback with an evening of music, drama and action at Australian Outback Spectacular.

Alexander Holiday Apartments - Surfers Paradise

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From: A$187

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Anacapri Holiday Resort Apartments - Surfers Paradise

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From: A$145

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Artique Surfers Paradise - Surfers Paradise

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From: A$205

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Aruba Beach Resort - Broadbeach

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From: A$119

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Aruba Surf Resort - Broadbeach

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From: A$125

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Australis Sovereign Hotel - Surfers Paradise

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From: A$114

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Beach Haven Resort - Broadbeach

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From: A$325

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Blue Water Bay Villas - Southport

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From: A$153

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BreakFree Aloha - Surfers Paradise

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From: A$155

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BreakFree Beachpoint - Surfers Paradise

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From: A$151

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BreakFree Cosmopolitan - Surfers Paradise

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From: A$151

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BreakFree Diamond Beach - Broadbeach

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From: A$191

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BreakFree Imperial Surf - Surfers Paradise

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From: A$162

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Overlooking the Gold Coast


Gold Coast: Activities

  • Swim or surf at one of the famous patrolled beaches
  • Dreamworld
  • WhiteWater World
  • Sea World
  • Warner Bros Movie World
  • Wet'n'Wild
  • Australian Outback Spectacular
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shopping on Cavill Avenue
  • Hot air balloon over the Gold Coast

Gold Coast: Shopping

If you like retail therapy with your beach holiday, you’ll be impressed by the range of shopping experiences you can have on the Gold Coast. There are a number of shopping precincts to choose from including Pacific Fair, one of the largest shopping centres in Australia and The Oasis Shopping Centre in Broadbeach, Marina Mirage in Main Beach, Australia Fair in Southport and Chevron Renaissance or Centro Surfers Paradise. For an exclusive designer item there are boutiques located in Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach or for a bargain try the factory outlet stores at Harbour Town. For that unique souvenir there is more than 20 markets held each weekend throughout the region.

Gold Coast: Eating Out

Whatever your taste the Gold Coast offers an amazing array of dining
experiences. From fine dining to casual meals you will be spoilt for choice.
Many of the dining options are located to take advantage of the spectacular
ocean views with trendy cafés lining the esplanade, or join the locals at one of the surf clubs for an informal meal at a great price. Tedder Avenue in Main Beach is a popular choice for locals and tourists with a number of cosmopolitan cafés.

Surf Parade in Broadbeach also offers stylish restaurants and bars and the Broadbeach Mall is a family favourite with affordable dining options close to the beach. Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise has a selection of bars and clubs, plus there are endless dining options in and around the mall. For a different experience enjoy a dinner cruise along the calm waterways of the coast, a brewery tour and lunch at Carlton Brewhouse, or take a day tour to Sirromet Winery at Mount Cotton for a tour, wine tasting and sumptuous two course lunch.

Gold Coast: Travel Tips

Weather Guide
Gold Coast’s temperature average
Summer 20ºC to 28ºC
Autumn 16ºC to 25ºC
Winter 11ºC to 21ºC
Spring 15ºC to 25ºC

What to bring
Most Queenslanders dress informally, although reasonable dress standards are maintained inrestaurants, hotels and bars. Lightweight clothing is suitable all year round, however bring something warm to slip on, as the temperature drops at night during winter. To ensure adequate protection from the sun we suggest you bring a broad-brimmed hat, SPF 30+ sunscreen, sunglasses and a long sleeved shirt with a collar.

Beach Safety
Queensland has some of the world’s best beaches, however care and caution should be exercised at all times. Please remember to swim between the red and yellow flags and listen to instructions from lifesavers and lifeguards.