The pristine, exotic and golden beaches of Gold Coast

The pristine, exotic and golden beaches of Gold Coast

Enchanting sunset at Gold Coast

Enchanting sunset at Gold Coast

A world of fun, excitement and thrill - the Sea World

A world of fun, excitement and thrill - the Sea World

Surfers Paradise - the holy pilgrimage of surfers around the world

Surfers Paradise - the holy pilgrimage of surfers around the world

Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • Adventure Buffs
  • Family Fun
  • Beach Bums
  • Relaxation Bliss
    • Language

      English
    • Altitude

      At sea level
    • Time zone

      GMT +10 hours
    • Theme

      Beach

The beauty of the Canary Islands, rush of adrenaline at the golden beaches, excitement and fun of the theme parks, the Gold Coast surely promises an unforgettable holiday experience.

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  • Beaches

    No one is immune to the charm of Gold Coast’s famous golden beaches. The warm waves kissing the sand, the green hinterland in the backdrop and numerous fun activities – yes, you’ll definitely love the beaches!

  • Shopping

    ‘Shop till you drop’ – this seems the most apt way to describe the shopping experience in Gold Coast. You’re absolutely going to love shopping at a multitude of shopping malls and local markets.

  • Theme Parks

    Gold Coast is often referred to as the theme park capital of Australia and boasts of theme parks of all sorts to please people of all ages.

  • Wildlife

    Farmland, vineyards, quaint villages, sprawling National Parks and rainforest reserves greet the eyes in the hinterlands of Gold Coast. Explore the best of Australian flora and fauna here.

  • Nightlife

    Buzzing with the most happening night clubs and bars like Sin City, Hard Rock Cafe, Melbas, Blush - Gold Coast is housefull with great crowds and cocktails on most of the days in the week, especially on weekends.

  • Surfers Paradise

    Of all the beaches in Gold Coast, the most famous is Surfers Paradise beach which is a mecca for local surfers and visitors alike.

Be prepared

  • Expensive restaurants

    Some of the restaurants in Gold Coast, the finest ones at least, are somewhat expensive.

Describing It

A modern city of glittering high-rise buildings built around superb beaches, including the world renowned Surfers Paradise; Gold Coast will surely sweep you off your feet in its first look. Boasting of 70 kilometres of golden, sandy beaches; the entertainment capital of Queensland, has an array of nightclubs, pubs, bars and restaurants all within just a two-kilometre range.

The sixth largest city in Australia and the second largest in the state of Queensland, the Gold Coast is where the ‘bikini’ was born. Besides that, there are international theme parks, designer boutiques, luxurious spas, world-class golf courses, award-winning restaurants, upmarket bars and lively nightclubs.

The ongoing buzz is continued through a series of festivals and events almost every month of the year showcasing some of Australia’s best sporting talent. See surf lifesaving champions in action; join Australia’s iron men and women at the Coolangatta Classic ocean swim; and watch the world’s best surfers compete at the Quicksilver & Roxy Pro.

A gateway to some of Queensland’s best natural attractions like Whale-watch and island-hop, discover the area’s Aboriginal culture. Just half an hour from the renowned beaches is the Gold Coast hinterland, which consists of more than 100,000 hectares of national parks and reserves, including Lamington National Park and Springbrook National Park.