Destination

Why the Gold Coast?

Australia’s Gold Coast is one of the most beloved vacation destinations in the world, and for good reason. This modern city, full of friendly people and welcoming businesses, is culturally rich and possesses many tourist activities to keep people busy. There is something for everyone – whether you are a shopper or a surfer, the opportunities are ripe on the Gold Coast.

More to the Gold Coast than just the beach.

The Gold Coast has a growing tech ecosystem, sustained by top universities and world-class research as well being a destination of choice for international events and conferences.

Learn more about what’s happening in this space on the Gold Coast at www.moregoldcoast.com.au.

Queensland’s global reputation as an innovation and research hub has surged over the past decade.

The area has become an Australasian centre of excellence for science and technology, attracting international collaborations from industry and research institutes worldwide.

#WeAreGoldCoast #VisitGoldCoast

How to do the Great Barrier Reef in a weekend
You don’t need more than 48 hours to immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef. From the Gold Coast, within a two-hour scenic flight you can find yourself 80 kilometres off the coast of Bundaberg, popping champagne on a spectacular turquoise coral cay. Marine lovers have been flocking to the eco-paradise that is Lady Elliot Island for decades but it still remains a well-kept secret to most. By noon you can be learning to scuba dive or finding Nemo in the shallow lagoon just a few steps from the buffet. Stay overnight to get the most out of your island escape, or return home on the 2:30pm flight. For further information about Lady Elliott Island visit www.ladyelliot.com.au/content/flights.

What to do at the Gold Coast

 

Dreamworld

Dreamworld is a theme park situated on the Gold Coast in Queensland. As Australia’s largest theme park with over 40 rides and attractions, the park is an exciting fun filled experience for families and groups.


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Voted one of the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to conserving our nation’s Indigenous, natural and historic heritage and culture. With Blinky Bill now present for daily shows, the amazing viewing experiences available at the Wildlife Hospital and hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday adventure.


Harbour Town

Harbour Town is Australia’s largest Outlet Shopping Centre with over 240 stores including brand direct outlet and clearance stores offering up to 70 per cent off the original retail price on Outlet stock, as well as specialty retailers, alfresco dining, entertainment and services.


Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise is the major hub of the Gold Coast, hosting national and international music, culture and sporting events, home to the largest nightlife district and some of the most luxurious accommodation in South East Queensland.

Whether it’s surfing, swimming or simply walking in the sand, the Gold Coast offers 21 patrolled beaches along its 57 kilometres of stunning coastline. For nature lovers, head inland to the Hinterland brimming with walking tracks, rock pools and waterfalls. It’s also famous for fun – theme parks, restaurants and vibrant nightlife. #wearegoldcoast #thisisqueensland

Why not get active during your stay?
Paddle board hire and lessons
www.supinparadise.com.au

Surf and paddle board lessons
www.firstwavesurfing.com.au

Free fitness activities on the Gold Coast
www.theurbanlist.com/goldcoast/a-list/free-fitness-activities-on-the-gold-coast