For many of us, the Gold Coast is the jewel in Australia’s glittering crown. It has an incredible 300 days of sunshine per year and endless natural beauty.
Set along the Pacific Ocean, this iconic region spans 57 kilometers of sun-kissed coastline.
Famous for its wide sandy beaches and world-renowned surfing. It’s also home to thrilling theme parks, including Sea World, Dreamworld, and Wet’n’Wild.
Inland, you will discover National Parks with breathtaking hiking trails and tropical rainforests.
Ready for adventure? Let’s explore the best of the Gold Coast!
Surfing on the gold coast
There are so many incredible spots for pros and newbies alike. And even if you don’t want to give surfing a go, spend a day watching the action and enjoy these iconic beaches.
Top surfing beaches include-
- Snapper Rocks
- Rainbow Bay
- Duranbah Beach
- Burleigh heads
- The Superbank- This is a man-made surf break located in Coolangatta. It’s made up of Rainbow Bay, Duranbah, and Kirra, and it offers one of the longest wave rides in the world.
The Gold Coast is the Theme Park capital of Australia and if you think they’re just for kids, they’re not, I promise you these parks will be one of the highlight of your trip. The close up animal experiences alone are amazing. Then theres the adrenaline-pumping rides, pirate ships, super slides, fantastic pools, dolphin encounters, and everything you can imagine.
Go Whale Watching: The Gold Coast is not only popular with tourists, its loved by whales too. There are numerous whale watching cruises. One of most highly rated cruises is the Seaworld Whale Watching Cruise. The prime time is from May to November.
Foodie Hotspots: A foodie’s dream come true. From local cheesemakers to impressive fusion plates, you are going to be blown away. Take a look at Gold Coast food and wine tours.
Go market hoping
There’s no denying market hopping is everyone’s new favourite social activity and what’s not to love. Locally made creative goodies, delicious food, coffee and tons of happy faces, it’s the perfect way to show some local love.
- The Organic Gold Coast Farmers Market
- The Coolangatta Markets
- Palm Beach and Miami Markets
- The Sanctuary Market, Currumbin
- Hide and Seek (childrens market)
For lovers of world-class wineries and distilleries.