Discover Australia’s one of the most popular surfing beaches Gold Coast, including beautiful coasts at Surfer’s Paradise, Coolangatta and Burleigh Heads, animals at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and vibrant nightlife
Colourful mixture of golden sand, tranquil waters, nature wonders and vibrant city atmosphere with restaurants, cafes, bars and lively night-life, followed by theme parks and endless variety of activities.. on the top provided with sunshine all year round – Gold Coast is definitely one of Australia’s front destinations.
It is also the most populous non-capital city in the country.
The region used to be a penal colony and eventually in 1875 the Southport holiday destination was established.
The area grew its popularity with establishing the Surfers Paradise Hotel in 1920’ and finally the biggest boom came 1980’ when Gold Coast became a major tourist destination.
The Gold Coast is a compilation of more than 50 km long stretch of golden beaches and on the other hand, pristine rainforests and hinterlands, both attracting millions of tourists each year.
The Gold Coast City begins from Beenleigh and Russell Island to Lamington National Park on the west and all the way down to the city of Coolangatta including Point Danger.
The Gold Coast city experiences humid subtropical climate with more than 300 days of sunshine during the year.
It is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia with tourism as its most significant industry.
Gold Coast is considered as one of the best places in Australia for surfing and especially learning to surf. Speaking of which, Surfers Paradise is a phenomenal and iconic destination highly popular among backpackers and tourists seeking unique energetic atmosphere.
This place is hosting number of international cultural events and offers endless possibilities for dining, shopping and sport activities along the beachfront boulevard.
One of the biggest attractions (apart from excellent surfing conditions) is the Q1 building, the 337 m tall skyscraper with observation deck in offering the impressive 360 degree view over the whole surrounding area including Brisbane, Byron Bay, blue horizon of the Pacific Ocean and even New South Wales on the south.
Q1 is proud to be the tallest skyscraper in the southern hemisphere and apart from the observation deck at level 77 it still serves as a residential building.
Another popular attractions and destinations within Gold Coast which are not to be missed include the subtropical hinterland guarding the Springbrook and Lamington National Parks with plenty of stunning rainforest walks through pristine nature including beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking views.
Burleigh Heads, Main Beach, The Spit, Miami, South Stradbroke Island, Palm Beach, Duranbah Beach, Snapper Rocks or Broadbeach are only small illustration of the beach perfection Gold Coast has to offer.