Gold Coast, Queensland
We’ve spent our weekends exploring the Gold Coast for over a decade and made annual visits over from New Zealand for a decade before that. It’s fair to say it’s high on our list of great places in the world and we love being able to provide inspiration and information to others planning a visit to the Gold Coast.
It offers so much diversity that I can always be at home here regardless of whether it’s the energy or solitude I’m after on a particular day.
What to do on the Gold Coast
We highly suggest you get started with our detailed guide to things to do on the Gold Coast, we’re pretty sure you’ll find some inspiration whether this is your first visit, 10th or even if you’ve lived here for a while.
What’s happening on the Gold Coast
There’s always something happening on the Gold Coast but these are a few of our annual and upcoming favourites.
Gold Coast Foodie Favourites
Fabulous fresh local produce, character filled cafes and restaurants, markets, food tours, cooking classes, boutique beer and spirit producers. Track down the best spots and latest experiences on the Gold Coast.
Head for the Hinterland
The backdrop to the golden sands of the Gold Coast is a World Heritage Listed rainforest, the Gondawana Rainforests of Australia, these comprise the Tamborine National Park, Springbrook National Park, Lamington National Park. As you head inland from the Gold Coast you’ll discover the rural highlights of the Scenic Rim and many small communities.
Get to know the Beaches
The Gold Coast is best known for its golden sand and fabulous surf so where better to start than at the beach.
Where to stay on the Gold Coast
Looking for a place to base on the Gold Coast? These are a few of our top picks.