The Gold Coast Australia is located on the east coast of Australia in south-east Queensland and has something for everyone whether you are looking to relax on the beach or party all night long. Starting just an hours drive south of Brisbane it runs 70km from Surfers Paradise in the north to Coolangatta in the south. It is much more built up that many areas but still has some beautiful beaches, great surfing and plenty of activities to entertain you.
The three main resorts on the Gold Coast Australia are Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta with a few smaller places in between. Coolangatta is our favourite spot on the Gold Coast Australia as it is a great place to relax on the beach, enjoy the sunshine and watch the surfers and has plenty of eating and drinking options. Surfers Paradise is one of the most famous resorts in Australia and there you can party till you drop or just enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast.
There is plenty for all the family to do on the Gold Coast. I’m sure the kids will be happy to spend lots of time on the beach but if they get bored what about visiting one of the Gold Coast Themes Parks such as Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Sea World, Wet n Wild or Warner Bros Movie World which is a little piece of Hollywood on the Gold Coast.
There are lots of Gold Coast Attractions for both kids and adults alike. If you are looking to escape from the sun for a few hours or need something to do in the evening Infinity is a futuristic maze with 20 interactive environments filled with special effects, the Wax Museum and the Haunted House are both a lot of fun and Timezone is a huge indoor games area with entertainment to suit all the family.
Other attractions include Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and the fun Aquaduck which is an amphibious vehicle which can travel on land and in water.
For the adrenalin junkies you can visit Le Mans Karting, Zorb Gold Coast, try a ride in a jet boat in Surfers Paradise or jump from a helicopter with Skydive Queensland.
In the evening you could experience the food and exciting of the outback at the Australian Outback Spectacular or be scared at Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant.
If you prefer to be more physically active take a look at our Gold Coast Activities which has information about learning to surf, jet skiing, sky diving from a helicopter and such like.
Going whale watching off the east coast of Australia is an experience not to be missed if you are there are the right time. Whale watching trips are generally run from about May to November and I would thoroughly recommend doing one. You can find more information about these trips on our Gold Coast Excursions page.
If you fancy a break from the coast what about visiting the Gold Coast Hinterland. You could do some bushwalking in Lamington, Mount Tamborine or Springbrook National Parks and experience some of the spectacular scenery these areas have to offer. Alternatively you may want to sample some wine from the local wineries or just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.