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Gold Coast Guide

The Gold Coast is 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 with this Gold Coast guide. We’ve spent our weekends exploring the region for over a decade and made annual visits over from New Zealand for a decade before that but there is still more to discover.

Whether it’s the energy or solitude you’re after on a particular day you’ll find it in the diversity the Gold Coast has to offer.

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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.

Skypoint observation deck
Rainbow lorikeets being fed at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Sea World Australia cover
Wild kangaroos at Coombabah on the Gold Coast
David Fleays Wildlife Park cover

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.

Beyond the sand art festival cover
13 – 21 March 2021
Blues on Broadbeach cover
21 – 23 May 2021
Swell Festival
10 – 19 September 2021

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.

Canungra Valley Vineyard
Broadbeach cafes cover
billy tea cover

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.

Lamington National Park Walks cover
Purling Brook cover
Natural Bridge in Springbrook cover
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk cover
Hinze Dam cover
Elabana Falls cover

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.

Eree Badalla Boardwalk cover
Tallebudgera Creek Walk

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.

O'Reillys Rainforest Retreat cover
Rhapsody Resort Surfers Paradise cover
Peppers Broadbeach cover

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