Gold Coast Australia

Gold Coast Australia is a popular tourist destination.

The coast south of Brisbane is known for some of the best surfing in Australia, lively night life and theme parks.


Inland is the Hinterland with Tamborine Mountains, Lamington and Springbrook National Park.
Main Beach, Gold Coast, Australia
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Get here cheap and easy

BRISBANE, GOLD COAST AND SUNHINE COAST PASS.

GOLD COAST AIRPORT ARRIVAL TRANSFER

GOLD COAST AIRPORT DEPARTURE TRANSFER







South Stradbroke Island

South Stradbroke Island south of Brisbane is mostly undeveloped and a nice place to camp, but on western coast there is the South Stradbroke Island Resort where you can enjoy a swimming pool, tennis courts and restaurants.

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It is very close to Southport on the Gold Coast, so you can easily visit it on a day trip and enjoy some canoeing, swimming and bushwalking.
Rollercoaster, Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Get transported between accommodation and theme parks

GOLD COAST AIRPORT AND THEME PARKS TRAVEL PASS

GET TAKEN AND RETURNED TO YOUR HOTEL FROM THEME PARKS








Gold Coast Australia - Dreamworld

South of the South Stradbroke Island the theme parks start and the first one is Dreamworld – a Disneyland-style park with the famous Giant Drop, Tower of Terror, Thunderpolt, Wipeout and Gravitron rafting ride. There is also a recreated gold rush town, an aquatic playground, a Bavarian Village and a wildlife sanctuary.
Amusement Park at Night, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Visit Dreamwold

DREAMWORLD ADMISSION

DREAMWORLD AND WHITEWATER SAVER COMBO













Gold Coast Australia - Movie World
The next theme park is Movie World with cartoon characters walking around the park, recreations of Superman’s Daily Planet building and Batman’s Riddler’s Lair, and you can also take thrill rides on Lethal Weapon Roller Coasters and Big Road Runner.
Volcano, Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Visit Movie World

MOVIE WORLD ADMISSION

















Gold Coast Australia - Seaworld
Seaworld in Main Beach is a huge aquatic theme park with water slides, a reproduction of Captain Cook’s Endeavour, a monorail and aquariums with a lot of marine life. You can watch shark feeding and dolphin and sea lion shows, and the 'Water-ski Spectacular'.
Dolphins, Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Visit the water parks

SEAWORLD ADMISSION

WET AND WILD PARK ADMISSION

WHITE WATER THEME PARK











Surfers Paradise

South of the theme parks is Surfers Paradise, the most famous town on the Gold Coast with a long beach known for some great surfing. If you aren't a surfer, there is plenty of shopping and some great nightlife here, and a perfect beach to laze a day away after a big night out.
Nerang River, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Get out on the water

ONE HOUR JET BOAT RIDE

HALF DAY WHALE WATCHING

Get up in the Air

90-MIN JET BOAT AND HELICOPTER FLIGHT COMBO








Places to Stay

Holiday apartments inlcude Bayview Beach Holiday Apartments, Bayview Waters Apartments, Chevron Renaissance Apartments, Club Surfers Apartments, Grosvenor Beachfront Apartments, Hibiscus on the Beach Apartments, Indigo Blue Beachfront Apartments, Jubilee Views Holiday Apartments, Key Largo Apartments, oala Cove Holiday Apartments, Meriton Serviced Apartments Southport, President Holiday Apartments, Rainbow Commodore Apartments, South Pacific Plaza Apartments, Waterways Luxury Apartments and Wharf Botique Apartments.


Full list of Gold Coast Holiday Apartments

Hotels include Australis Sovereign Hotel, Club Watermark Hotel and Spa, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hotel Grand Chancellor Surfers Paradise, Islander Resort Hotel, Jupiters Casino Hotel, Mantra Legends Hotel, Markham Court Hotel, Oceanside Cove Hotel, Old Burleigh Court Hotel, Palazzo Versace Hotel, Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters, Regency on the Beach Hotel, Surfers Mayfair Hotel, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort Hotel, Twickenham Hotel, Vibe Hotel and Worldmark Kirra Beach Hotel.

Full list of Hotels in Gold Coast

Resorts include All Seasons Grande Florida Resort, Anacapri Holiday Resort, Bay of Palms Resort, Chateau Beachside Resort, Chevron Palms Resort, Karana Palms Resort, Magic Mountain Resort, Maldives Resort, Mango Cove Resort, Mantra Broadbeach on the Park Resort, Mantra Coolangatta Beach Resort, Mantra Sun City Resort, Palm Beach Holiday Resort, Paradise Island Resort, Paradise Isles Resort, Rays Resort, Royal Pacific Resort, Royal Palm Resort, Surfers Royale Resort, Swell Resort and The Ritz Resort.

Full list of Gold Coast Resorts

Guesthouses, retreats and bed and breakfast accommodation include Burleigh Retreat, Hilltop on Tamborine B&B, Kallora Country Retreat, Luxury Private Homes, Mermaid Beachside B&B, Mountain Chaltes Retreat, Riviera B&B, Tambaridge B&B, The Golden Door Health Retreat and The Mouses House Chalets.


Motels include Active Stays Motel, A'Montego Mermaid Beach Motel, Beenleigh Yatala Motor Inn, Bilinga Beach Motel, Bombora Resort Motel, Camden Motor Inn, Gold Coast Holiday Park Motel, Golden Shores Motel, Horizons Motel, Limassol Motel, Marlin Motel Labrador, Miami Motel, Ocean Blue Motel, Paradise Inn Motel, Runaway Bay Motor Inn, Sunburst Motel, Sundale Motel, Surfers City Motel, Tropicana Motel Mermaid Beach and White Lanterns Motel.

Backpackers and camping include Aquarius Backpackers, Coolangatta Sands Hostel, Coolangatta YHA, Gold Coast International Backpackers, Islander Backpackers, Sleeping Inn Backpackers, Surfers Paradise YHA at Main Beach and Southport Tourist Park.
Chevron Renaissance Mall, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Do something different

WATCH THE FAMOUS 'OUTBACK SPECTACULAR'















Tamborine Mountains and Lamington National park

If mass tourism starts getting to you, there is the Gold Coast hinterland with some great national parks like Tamborine Mountains, Lamington and Springbrook National Park with hundreds of kilometers of bush walking tracks. The northernmost one is Tamborine Mountains, where you can discover pockets of the area’s original rainforest, visit rainforest waterfalls and enjoy some great coastal views from lookout points.
Road through Rainforest, Lamington National Park, Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia
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Visit Lamington and Tamborine Mountains

LAMINGTON NP AND TREE TOP CANOPY WALK

4WD TAMBORINE OUTBACK

LAMINGTON AND TAMBORINE 4WD ECO TOUR







Springbrook National Park

South of Tamborine is Lamington National Park with 160km of bushwalking trails, caves, gorges and waterfalls, and subtropical rainforests. Further south is the Springbrook Plateau, a remnant of a volcano with winding drives on its slopes and great lookouts, and temperate rainforests protected in Springbrook National Park
Bridge on Road to Springbrook National Park, Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia
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Visit Springbrook

GC, CANAL CRUISE AND SPRINGBROOK NP TOUR

GLOW WORM AND NATURAL BRIDGE CAVE TRIP

SPRINGBROOK FULL DAY BUSHWALK INCLUDING GLOW WORMS








Here is a map of Gold Coast, where I have tagged the places that I mentioned on this web page. You can click on the tags to see what places they are, and double-click anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand corner.

 
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First visited in 2002 but just Surfers Paradise.. on second visit in 2007 we went to Dreamworld and it was good fun.

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