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Spend sun-filled days and starry nights along the gorgeous Gold Coast in Queensland, the Sunshine State of Australia!
Often referred to as the theme park capital of the southern hemisphere, the Gold Coast is also home to fantastic beaches and hinterland retreats. Surfers Paradise (and surrounds), the premier entertainment precinct, is a retail haven. It’s also the centre of major tourist attractions with many activities and fantastic dining options. There’s so much to do! Plus, the year-round favourable weather makes the coast one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia.
Regarded as one of the top surfing spots in the world, the Gold Coast boasts impressive point breaks. Ride the waves at Currumbin Alley, Snapper Rocks or Burleigh Heads, popular with the local surfers. Hire a stand-up paddle board and take to the sparkling water at Budds Beach, Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creek.
Want to spend time with the kids? Enjoy family theme parks, shopping centres, restaurants and wildlife sanctuaries. Adventure seekers can look forward to snorkelling, surfing, kayaking, jet boats or exploring the hinterlands. If you're after a weekend break, a relaxing trip or a short getaway, there are plenty of Gold Coast holiday accommodation options. Select from a range of resorts, apartments, boutique hotels, budget accommodation and stylish luxury hotels.
For a change of pace, explore the Gold Coast Hinterland, full of unspoilt Gondwana rainforests and charming mountain villages. Discover lush rainforest at Cedar Creek Falls and swim in the rock pools. Enjoy the café culture, glow worm underground caves and follow the wine trail at Tamborine Mountain. Escape to nature for the day and discover Lamington and sample some local wines.
Start planning for a getaway and check out our top Gold Coast holiday spots, 'Must Do's' and flight and accommodation holiday packages.