Queensland's tourist mecca
Glitzy and glamorous, yet with a surprising natural side, the Gold Coast has something for everyone. First stop on any Gold Coast holiday is to wriggle your toes in the golden sand of Surfers Paradise. After a refreshing swim or surf in one of the area's 70km of coastline, take a trip to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to see native wildlife or head to Sea World for marine mammals and thrilling rides. The Gold Coast Hinterland offers a plethora of heritage sights, artisan shops and boutique wineries in a natural setting with Lamington and Tamborine National Parks.
Of course, to get the heart racing, whether that's dining among million-dollar yachts at Marina Mirage or facing your fears at Dreamworld or Warner Bros. MovieWorld theme parks, the Gold Coast is famous for its high-rolling energy. This vibrant atmosphere comes alive at night with spectacular international shows at Jupiters Hotel & Casino, ritzy clubs and bars and fancy eateries. Shop 'til you drop at Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise and Marina Mirage for well-known brands or niche boutiques for an unique swimsuit or gift.