Gold Coast, Australia’s premier tourist destination, is a city that offers a vibrant mix of pristine surf beaches , theme parks, restaurants, entertainment and events, shopping and accommodation along with an abundance of nature's beauty. Gold Coast is a kaleidoscope of spectacular attractions and interactive activities, with world-renowned beaches, theme parks and exhilarating rides, exotic animals and endless waterslides to help you cool off in the year long sunshine. From the iconic Surfers Paradise beach to the sophisticated dining precincts of Main Beach and Broadbeach, dive into the buzzing lively nightlife, designer boutiques , experience the opulent Palazzo Versace or head to the hinterland for rainforest walks and indulge in soothing spa retreats. Arrive in Gold Coast to immerse yourself in a destination as scenic and serene as it is fast paced , thrilling and exciting.
With 70 kilometres of sun-drenched beaches and four epic point breaks, it's easy to see why the Gold Coast is home to a city called Surfers Paradise. Discover the best breaks or learn to surf in this surfing paradise. Kickstart your day with a swim or surf off Main Beach,wander past the luxury yachts and waterfront mansions, take a surfing lesson and ride the waves of The Spit. For more fun in the sun, head to Broadbeach,where you could start in the surf, with its beautiful beaches, framed by lazy parks home to weekend markets and weekday yoga classes. Burleigh Heads is your next option which enjoys dual popularity with those who like to swim in protected waters and those who love to surf around the headland. On a day when it might be a little choppy everywhere else along the Coast, you can be sure to find a protected corner at Burleigh in which to take a dip. Looking for that change of pace, look towards the Southern Gold Coast.the surf here is spectacular. Choose from Coolangatta Beach , Palm beach, Kirra Beach or Snapper Rocks. The 35 beaches are patrolled year round by professional lifeguards and have surf to suit all levels of experience. If you're a surfing novice, where better than the Gold Coast to start.
"The Theme Park capital of Australia" Gold Coast promises loads of fun for the whole family with endless options that appeal to all ages. From the world’s tallest and fastest thrill rides, to parks where you interact with native Australian wildlife, or splash around in swimming pools and water slides. Kickstart this fun filled family day and head to Movie World. Warner Bros. Movie World is where your favourite movies come to life.Loose yourself in a world of fantasy and fun, meet your favourite stars and super-heroes and experience the exhilaration of world-class adventure rides.Dreamworld is like visiting multiple worlds in one. The highlight of the park is The Tower of Terror 2, one of the tallest and fastest thrill rides in the world. Visit Tiger Island, where magnificent Bengal and Sumatran tigers play with their keepers. On the ‘Australian Wildlife Experience’ interact with the 500 Australian native animals. Follow through with water slides and leisure pools at Whitewater Wold and 'Wet and Wild Water World. Plunge into seven stories down a speed coaster or simply laze in the giant wave pool. Beat the heat in a private cabana for your family or cool around 20 acres of shaded subtropical gardens for relaxing. You are sure to end the day with a smile!
For that adrenaline rush ride jet skis on an exhilarating coastal tour, learn to paddleboard or surf at one of the many great schools along the coast. See turtles, stingrays and seahorses as you dive, or for beginners, learn from the Discover Scuba Diving experience. Alternately, if that's not your cup of tea, continue through Gold coast for another day of family fun. Discover a world of excitement and adventure at Sea World! Watch the amazing adorable dolphin show and go on a journey above and below the waves for an unforgettable experience with one of the world's most intriguing animals.Engage yourself in the magnificent marine life, from dolphins to seals, polar bears, penguins and more and be blown away by the action-packed Jet Stunt Extreme show. And finally for that once in a lifetime experience, go Skydiving. Gold Coast Skydive are the only Tandem Skydive operation on the beautiful Gold Coast! Boasting an excellent safety record, state of the art equipment and a pristine beach-side location. It will be truly be an experience you will not forget. Or adventurous enough to try something new, IFLY Indoor Skydiving, will make that dream of flying a reality.
Gold Coast has so much more to offer than the amazing beaches. Explore the magic of the Great Hinterland Walk. Pass through World Heritage rainforests Lamington and Springbrook, access an ancient volcano and be in awe of the spectacular waterfalls amidst rugged mountain scenery, incredible beauty and native wildlife. Get up close with a crocodile or cuddle koalas at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Back on the scenic, winding road, drive to Tamborine Mountain, where you can visit vineyards, hang glide off the mountain or browse art and antique shops on the Gallery Walk. Nearby Mount Tamborine National Park is the place to picnic, spot platypus and walk to Curtis Falls through a stand of piccabeen palms. Relax in the serene beauty and be one with nature.
Start your day with some retail therapy at the very many shopping temptations around the Gold Coast. Shopping centres to art and craft markets, you will be spoilt for choice. From the luxurious Pacific Fair shopping centre centrally located in the heart of the Gold Coast to the iconic Surfers Paradise location Chevron Renaissance shopping complex. From the Coolangatta arts and crafts market to the Broadbeach market, there's bound to be something for everyone. Later experience the freedom and creativity of Australia's food and wine culture.Australia's unspoilt landscapes produce an incredibly wide variety of fresh and tantalising produce. Treat yourself to the amazing choice of cuisine and enjoy the vibrant nightlife. Dining, bars and clubs continually offer the complete holiday experience all in one compact destination package. And if you do want some razzle dazzle, head across the Gold Coast Highway to Jupiter's Hotel and Casino with its 24-hour casino, bars, lounges, restaurants and shows galore.Absolute oceanfront dining exists at Burleigh Heads where you’ll bet the fish on your plate was one that jumped straight out of the water, apart from the burgeoning funky café culture around here. Play a round of golf or for that absolute relaxation after all the excitement , unwind and de-stress at one of the spa retreats. Choose from a selection of spa packages or indulge in one designed especially for you. It couldn't be a better way to end the perfect holiday.