The Gold Coast is every Australian’s favorite holiday getaway. It’s come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 50’s as a one hotel town for surfers, with different attractions popping up left right, and center over the last 50 years. It is now the one of the most tourist-centric areas in the world.
In the following post we will highlight some of the best things to see and do to have a truly unforgettable holiday in Australia’s Gold Coast.
There are many different types of theme parks along the Gold Coast to suit all tastes. If you like petting a small furry animal or enjoy white-knuckle rides, Gold Coast has it all. To have the best experience possible visit a few of the big 5 – White Water World, Wet’n’Wild, Movie World, Sea World, and Dreamworld.
Bushwalk in Hinterland
Hinterland is a breathtaking and magical place where you can experience some of Australia’s famous natural beauty. While bushwalking you will find interesting wildlife and fauna that will make your holiday a memorable one.
Enjoy a birds-eye view of the Gold Coast by taking a helicopter flight for very competitive prices at any time of the day.
Although Surfers Paradise was established as a holiday for surfers, it is actually better to head south or north to a different beach for surfing some spectacular waves.
Interestingly, if you are a golf enthusiast, there are extra special reasons to visit the Gold Coast. There are more golf courses in the area per person than anywhere else on the planet. Regardless of whether you have been playing for many years or have just taken up the sport, you will find a course to meet your specific budget, needs, and desires right here.
If you prefer to chill during the day and party all night, there is no better place in Australia to do this than the Gold Coast. With world-beating dance venues featuring sets by some of the world’s most famous DJs, you can expect an unforgettable night of dancing along this beautiful coast of Australia.
Enjoy Some Pampering
The rich, famous, and everyone else come to the Gold Coast, particularly for the beauty and spa establishments. When you want to do something different than lying about on the beach all day, you should take advantage of the expert and luxurious treatments available.
World Class Restaurants
Obviously, no memorable trip to Australia would be complete without indulging in some of the rich and versatile cuisines on offer in the Gold Coasts’ many restaurants. Korean and Japanese influences are particularly strong here, but you will find something to suit even your most specific tastes. Burleigh Heads beach, Broadbeach, and Tedder Avenue are the places we would recommend the most.
Pubs, Cafes, and Bars
Along with the restaurants, there is also a plethora of kooky and unique, pubs, bars, live music venues, and cafes where you can buy a bite to eat and a nice drink during the day. We would suggest checking out the Surfers Paradise strip and Broadbeach for the best selection.
The shopping opportunities on the Gold Coast are truly spectacular, with everything from malls, markets, and boutique stores at your fingertips. For those looking for something more unique, be sure to check out Cavill Avenue and Marine Parade which are known as some of the best spots for independent retailers and specialty shops selling all kinds of trinkets. There is also an abundance of souvenir shops so you can take home a piece of Australian memorabilia or two.
No matter what type of holiday experience you are looking for, Australia’s Gold Coast will surely have something to offer everyone. With its pristine beaches, exciting theme parks, and vibrant nightlife it is the perfect destination for a truly unforgettable getaway. So why not start planning your next Australian adventure today?