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AUSTRALIA'S GOLD COAST,
FAMOUS FOR FUN
From pure, adrenalin-packed fun to natural indulgence, the contrasts of Australia's Gold Coast unite to deliver every holiday experience you could desire in one friendly place. More than 300 days of sunshine each year inspire a diverse landscape of natural beauty. Here you can explore 70 kilometers of unspoiled coastline and beaches as well as 100,000 hectares of World Heritage rainforest, all while uncovering native animals in the wild. Australia's sixth largest city invites you to dine in some of its 500 restaurants and cafes, enjoy the southern hemisphere's largest range of attractions and activities, and discover rich Australian landscapes just 20 minutes' drive from the city heart.
NORTHERN GOLD COAST
The Gold Coast's northern areas are all about fun, entertainment, nightlife and shopping. There are world-famous attractions and the lively entertainment precincts of Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Broadbeach - plus the ever active Broadwater and Southport Seaway. You can easily fill your day with thrill rides, water slides, jet boats, shopping havens, surf breaks or just lounging around. It's just as active by night with bright lights, dining and dance venues, bustling bars and casino spread throughout this city by the sea.
SOUTHERN GOLD COAST
To the south you can take a deep breath and unwind among the complementing green of the Gold Coast. The southern reaches of the region are a mix of coastal and hinterland surrounds boasting renowned ecofriendly hotspots. Organic local produce is available for sale at weekly markets; this is used by many of the southern Gold Coast's top restaurants. The general feel of the area is an environmental purist's ideal. You're guaranteed a leisurely paced getaway among the golden white sands of Currumbin, Kirra and Greenmount, which are extensively cradled by valleys and creeks. This panoramic setting of unbelievable landscapes, tropical views and listed national parks is highly suitable for family fun, whether in the water or hiking along nature trails.
The Gold Coast boasts 30 different beaches each with their own personality and providing a
welcoming village feel. Wide expanses of sand are ideal for walking, while the more secluded enclaves feature an exclusively intimate, private feel. World-famous surf breaks to the south include Snapper Rocks, Duranbah, Coolangatta, Kirra and Currumbin Alley, while South Stradbroke, Narrowneck and the Seaway are the picks to the north. For family fun, you can't go past the popular swimming spots of Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Northcliffe, Broadbeach, plus Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks. Burleigh Heads provides the complete package with barreling waves, a scenic headland and a cosy coastal setting.
Just 40 minutes' drive from Gold Coast beaches is a hinterland of subtropical rainforest,
interspersed with mountain villages, bushwalks, waterfalls and swimming holes, plus valleys of working produce farms and cattle stations. The World Heritage-listed Springbrook and Lamington National Parks, plus the extended township of Tamborine Mountain offer access to unmatched
Australian landscapes with some of the best campgrounds available and other ecofriendly
accommodation venues. Roaming wildlife and an array of flora and fauna represent nature at its finest. If you're feeling active try hang gliding, horse riding, 4WD tours, hot air ballooning, ATV adventures or canopy walks. Bed-and-breakfast outlets, wineries, boutique distilleries and breweries, restaurants, rustic homesteads, plus local produce, arts and crafts and jewellery stores are scattered throughout this rural setting.
A vast range of complementing waterways makes the city a haven of fun-filled pursuits with good times assured among the numerous aquatic attractions. The Broadwater caters to every on-water activity imaginable, where thrill seekers can choose from jetboating, parasailing, kite surfing, diving, jet ski safaris, snorkeling, tall-ship cruising and yachting. A learn-to-surf class guided by world champions is a must-do, as are paddling and kayaking explorations. Board a catamaran and enjoy deep-sea fishing, marvel during a whale-watching tour, take in a guided cruise of the waterways or simply swim among the surf at some of the best beaches in the world.
But it isn't just the beach and the rainforest where you can encounter native wildlife up close on the Gold Coast. Our wildlife sanctuaries and theme parks have created habitats that offer extraordinary real-life experiences with native Australian icons. Cuddle a koala, mix with kangaroo herds, swim with dolphins, hand-feed lorikeets, nurse a baby crocodile or caress a full-sized snake. You can even feed sharks and stingrays, steal a kiss from a seal or take a sneak peak of a platypus. Gold Coast animal encounters offer truly memorable experiences for kids and adults alike. Choose Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Seaworld, Dreamworld, Paradise Country, Australian Outback Spectacular, Numinbah Valley Horse Trails or Tangalooma Island Resort.