Famed for its sun-kissed beaches, the Gold Coast in Queensland has much more to offer as well and these are some of the highlights you can look forward to enjoying.
Encompassing 57 km, the idyllic shoreline here is home to some of the best beaches on the planet. Two of the most well-known are Surfers Paradise Beach and Broadbeach close to properties like Oaks Gold Coast Hotel. Surfers will love Burleigh Heads and Kurrawa Beach, while Tallebudgerra Beach offers a bit more seclusion.
Those based at hotels in Gold Coast Qld can shop at Pacific Fair which features 400 shops with local and international brands including designer labels from Prada to Gucci. Southport’s Australia Fair Shopping Centre, The Strand at Coolangatta and the Village Markets at Burleigh Heads are some of the other shopping hotspots.
Amongst the best things to do in Gold Coast for families is to visit its many theme parks, each with something different to offer; experience movie-themed thrills and rollercoasters at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy diverse shows and rides at Dreamworld and cool off in style at Wet’n’Wild, the country’s largest water theme park.
Wildlife & Nature
At the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and David Fleay Wildlife Park, you can encounter everything from kangaroos to koalas, while Sea World features dolphins, penguins, sharks, polar bears and more. For a change of scenery, you can head to the Gold Coast Hinterland with its enchanting national parks perfect for hiking or cycling.