Gold Coast Tourism
The Gold Coast is Australia’s entertainment zone, a place where the concept of fun is redefined. This coastal city in southeastern Queensland is home to Surfer’s Paradise, a major hub for travelers and backpackers for whom travel is synonymous with thrill and adventure. Or if you not too much into adventure, just sit on the seaside and watch the sun rise above sandy beaches over the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Defined geographically by spectacular beaches, hinterland ranges, forests, waterways and vibrant communities, Gold Coast has certainly provided a whiff to Australia’s tourism. Bordering its beaches is its dazzling skyline dominated by high rise apartments.
Interestingly, the city is more than just about its sea side tourism only. Enter the theme parks of Gold Coast, some of which are considered to be the best in world and indulge into pure thrill with exhilarating rides, mazes of waterslides to keep you cool on hot summer days. As for Gold Coast hinterland, you can walk through World Heritage rainforests Lamington and Springbrook, to witness an ancient volcano and spectacular waterfall creating noise amidst incredible beauty and native wildlife. For people who would like to take memories back home, they can find vintage threads and an eclectic bohemian vibe at the Village Markets on Sundays at Burleigh Heads or head to Carrara Markets, where 500 stalls and lots of local entertainment will captivate you.
Gold Coast is one place where nature, culture and entertainment coalesce together to raise the bar of tourism.
Essential travel information and Gold Coast tips for your visit
- There is no nude bathing permitted in Queensland.
- Australian beaches are beautiful. Never underestimate the power of the Pacific Ocean. Always swim between the red and yellow flags in a patrolled beach and heed life guards’ advice.
- Visiting the Gold Coast Theme Parks are going to eat into your budget. You can get special 3 theme Park passes for unlimited visits to Movieworld, Seaworld and Wet and Wild.
- Surprisingly, there is more to the Gold Coast than beaches. Head into the “hinterland” for great rivers, swimming holes, hiking, and parks. During the weekend, you can snap up some local produce at a farmer’s market. For the more adventurous, you can tackle one of the many rainforest walks available on Tamborine Mountain.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Gold Coast
Save 7%Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary General Entry Ticket
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Save 7%Gold Coast Sunset Cruise with sparkling wine & nibbles platter
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Save 7%Gold Coast City Sights Tour with Crab Catching Cruise
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Save 7%Moreton Island Snorkel and Sandboarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane
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Save 7%Half Day Island Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour
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