A beautiful coastal city in Australia drawing millions of tourists from across the globe, the Gold Coast offers a range of exciting experiences for all age groups. Take a look!

 

Beaches

The city is home to some terrific beaches with sizzling white sands, crystal blue waters and a breathtaking high-rise backdrop. Stretching for 57 kilometres, the coastline comprises 20 different beaches famed for their incredible scenery and fine swimming, sunbathing and surfing opportunities. Experience a lazy sun-kissed day at Surfers Paradise Beach, discover excellent restaurants and cafes at Broadbeach and indulge in some thrilling adventure activities at Coolangatta Beach to make the most of a beach holiday in the city.

 

Surfing

Australia is known all over the world for offering exciting surfing opportunities; and the Gold Coast is a surfer’s paradise with some of the most consistent waves in the country. Home to several surf schools scattered all across the city, the Gold Coast is an ideal place to learn and practise surfing. Whether you are a learner or a skilled surfer, there are four epic point breaks here to indulge in the best surfing opportunities. These include Burleigh, Kirra, Currumbin, and Snapper Rocks, a national surfing reserve.

 

Theme Parks

An adventurer’s paradise, the Gold Coast is the theme park capital of Australia with five major theme parks including Dreamworld, Sea World, White-water World, Movie World and Wet n Wild. If you are visiting the city with your family and seek an adrenaline rush, there are a number of opportunities for you here. Each theme park offers an amazing set of rides and slides for thrill seekers. Cruises, high-rope challenges, the world’s fastest elevator and activities like quad-biking and jet boating – there’s no end to adventure at the parks!

 

Shopping

Shopping in Australia is an experience of a lifetime, and the Gold Coast is perhaps the best place to learn that! From arts and crafts shops to food markets and open farms, you’ll have a variety of choices. Explore the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets to buy handmade items and unique Australian products, and have a luxury shopping experience at Pacific Fair, home to high-end designer shops and glamorous department stores. Harbour Town, Australia’s largest outlet shopping centre and Village Markets at Burleigh Heads are other interesting shopping spots in the city.

 

Wildlife

Away from the city life, you have a chance to explore a number of lovely national parks, all teeming with rich wildlife. If you wish to treat your eyes to the vistas of Australia’s rich natural beauty, do not miss to explore the waterfalls, rain forests, and rock pools at these parks. Lamington, Tamborinet, Springbrook and Burleigh Head National Park are the popular wildlife attractions here. Besides, you can visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and spot native Australian wildlife.

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