When you're visiting a city for the first time, there's nothing better than getting tips from a local on where to eat, where to shop, and for unique suggestions beyond the usual guide book inklings!
We caught up with High-5 performer Dayen Zheng for her insider scoop on the Gold Coast.
Ioesco, Hope Island – This Italian restaurant is my favourite because everything on the menu is five-star and the service is impeccable!
1two3, Broadbeach – Broadbeach is my favourite space for funky bars and live music. It has a vibrant feel with plenty of nightlife options. 1two3 has a big range of local and international wines as well as tasty seasonal cocktails.
Any theme park – You can’t come to the Gold Coast and not go to a theme park. Even as an adult it’s heaps of fun!
Lamington National Park – People think the Gold Coast is all about the beach, but about an hour away you’ll find the lush landscape of Lamington National Park – and let me tell you, it’s as sweet as it sounds. Walking tracks, waterfalls, cottage crafts and coffee make for a perfect day out.
Insider info – For food and lifestyle, head to Sanctuary Cove, where you can eat, play golf and shop at fabulous boutiques.