Gold Coast Australia

From Beaches To Shopping To Theme Parks!


Gold Coast Australia, is a page dedicated to things to see and do at the Gold Coast. This area is a place for kids of all ages.

It has some incredibly beautiful white sandy beaches that offer excellent surfing. If you need more, you can visit the big theme parks just off the motorway.

The Gold Coast Australia stretches from the Russell River, just south of Brisbane and Moreton Bay, to the New South Wales border at the Coolangatta River. The Gold Coast has its own international airport near Coolangatta, which is also good for visiting Brisbane.

Visit our Airport Car Hire page, to find yourself a car, and click on 'Brisbane Tours' on the right side of the page for pre-booking at Gold Coast Attractions. The two airports are only about two hours drive apart so either will work for you if you're coming to this part of the world.

© Kerrie Brailsford | Flickr.com - Burleigh Heads Beach Gold Coast

It takes in towns such as Coolangatta, at the mouth of the river, Southport and Surfers Paradise.

And of course a string of beautiful sandy beaches all along the coast.

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© Michael Coghlan| Flickr.com - Gold Coast Fun

Tourism is the mainstay of the Gold Coast economy, as you'd expect. They'd be crazy not to focus on catering to visitors with the weather, scenery, sand and surf making it one of the world's great vacation destinations with.

Naturally, there are plenty of hotels in Gold Coast towns and cities. The photo below is of a surf school at Coolangatta.

Gold Coast Australia surf school at Coolangatta

© Armand | Flickr.com - Surfers Paradise

This is the beach at Surfers Paradise. You can see why it has grown from a small village back in the Sixties, known mostly by locals and surfers, to the giant resort city it is now. People come from all over Asia and the world to enjoy its beach, waves and fantastic weather.

To find your way around the town, visit our page Surfers Paradise map.

Gold Coast Australia and Surfers Paradise beach

© Rob Deutscher| Flickr.com - Waiting for the Surf at Rainbow Bay

More surfers, Rainbow Bay near Coolangatta this time. Surf schools are popular all along the Gold Coast, anywhere the waves are steady but not too challenging. There are good waves for all levels of surfer around Coolangatta.

In the Gold Coast hinterland, you'll find mountains and farms stretching right to the Lamington Plateau and Lamington National Park, a world heritage site for its rainforest and amazing wildlife.

Gold Coast Australia, Rainbow Bay surfer

© Michael Coghlan| Flickr.com - Another View of Rainbow Bay

But the Gold Coast is not just about great beaches. While you are there (and if you have time) check out some of the natural attractions close by in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Activities that you can enjoy is this beautiful part of Queensland include wine-tasting, bird watching/feeding, and bush-walking. So if surf and sand is not your thing, the hinterland may be the perfect alternative for you!

© eGuide Travel | Flickr.com - Gold Coast Hinterland

Also located in the hinterland, but much closer to the beaches, you'll find some amazing Theme Parks. These include parks such as Dreamworld, Movie World, Wet 'n' Wild and Sea World.

If you'd like to visit a quieter kinds of park, you might like to visit the Currumbin and David Fleay nature reserves.

These are both guaranteed to give you a stress-free day in the country. Also visit our South East Queensland page for some Sunshine Coast favorites.



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