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GoldCoast

GoldCoast

GoldCoast

About Gold Coast

Australia’s Gold Coast is a modern city of glittering high-rise buildings, built around superb beaches, including the world renowned ‘Surfers Paradise’.

Australia's sixth largest city, and the second largest in the state of Queensland, the Gold Coast is where the ‘bikini’ was born. Along with endless stretches of golden beaches, there are international theme parks, designer boutiques, luxurious spa retreats, world-class golf courses, award-winning restaurants, upmarket bars and lively nightclubs.

The Gold Coast has 70 kilometres of white, sandy beaches. The most famous is Surfers Paradise beach, a mecca for local surfers and visitors alike. The entertainment capital of Queensland, Surfers Paradise also has an array of nightclubs, pubs, bars and restaurants all within a two kilometre range.

The ongoing buzz is continued through a series of festivals and events almost every month of the year showcasing some of Australia’s best sporting talent. See surf life saving champions in action; join Australia’s iron men and women the ‘Coolangatta Classic’ ocean swim; and watch the world’s best surfers compete at the Quicksilver & Roxy Pro.

The Gold Coast is also the gateway to some of Queensland’s best natural attractions. Whale-watch, island-hop and discover the area’s Aboriginal culture. Just half an hour from the renowned beaches is the Gold Coast hinterland, which consists of more than 100,000 hectares of National Parks and reserves, including Lamington National Park and Springbrook National Park.

 

Places To See in Gold Coast

Australia’s Gold Coast is a modern city of glittering high-rise buildings, built around superb beaches, including the world renowned ‘Surfers Paradise’.

Australia's sixth largest city, and the second largest in the state of Queensland, the Gold Coast is where the ‘bikini’ was born. Along with endless stretches of golden beaches, there are international theme parks, designer boutiques, luxurious spa retreats, world-class golf courses, award-winning restaurants, upmarket bars and lively nightclubs.

The Gold Coast has 70 kilometres of white, sandy beaches. The most famous is Surfers Paradise beach, a mecca for local surfers and visitors alike. The entertainment capital of Queensland, Surfers Paradise also has an array of nightclubs, pubs, bars and restaurants all within a two kilometre range.

The ongoing buzz is continued through a series of festivals and events almost every month of the year showcasing some of Australia’s best sporting talent. See surf life saving champions in action; join Australia’s iron men and women the ‘Coolangatta Classic’ ocean swim; and watch the world’s best surfers compete at the Quicksilver & Roxy Pro.

The Gold Coast is also the gateway to some of Queensland’s best natural attractions. Whale-watch, island-hop and discover the area’s Aboriginal culture. Just half an hour from the renowned beaches is the Gold Coast hinterland, which consists of more than 100,000 hectares of National Parks and reserves, including Lamington National Park and Springbrook National Park.

 

Places To See Gold Coast

Beaches Gold Coast –Gold Coast boasts of 70 kilometres of beautiful golden beaches. A perfect holiday in Gold Coast consists of at least one full day of beach fun and activities. From the world renowned Surfers’ Paradise to the sophisticated Main Beach, there are new experiences at every nook and corner of Gold Coast for you. Among the more famous beaches are the Surfer’s Paradise, Broadbeach, and Main Beach. Visit the world- famous Surfers Paradise beach and try your hand at surfing with learn-to surf classes run by former world champions.

Hinterland and Rainforests Gold Coast –Beyond the beaches, Gold Coats is a place of absolute natural beauty and is home to more than 100,000 hectares of world heritage-listed rainforest. Farmland, vineyards, quaint villages, sprawling National Parks and rainforest reserves greet the eyes in the hinterlands of Gold Coast. Some of the places worth exploring and doing include Tamborine Mountain Rainforest Skywalk, Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Tamborine Mountain, Natural Bridge and many more. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Reserve is perfect for relaxing and unwinding and Songbirds Rainforest Retreat is not only nestled amongst 50 acres of pristine rainforest, it’s also home to the multi-award winning Songbirds Restaurant. Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa is adults-only and ideal for a romantic escape whilst O’Reilly’s Mountain Villas feature their own expansive private decks, ideal for taking in the spectacular views.

Theme Parks Gold Coast – Gold Coast is a place that your children would never want to leave – and you would find yourself in agreement with your children! Treat your children and yourself to a wonderful day at one of the many enthralling theme parks in Gold Coast. Favourites such as Dreamworld, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Warner Bros. Movie World and WhiteWater World are a fun day out. One of the most loved theme parks is the Sea World theme park. At Sea World, you have the opportunity to get up close and swim with the cutest sea creatures ever – the ever amazing dolphins!

Take a tour to one of the vineyards, or take a 4WD tour across bush tracks, or charter a boat to relish the clear water of the Pacific Ocean. Or you could just visit the "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" museum.

Places to eat in Gold Coast

With over 500 restaurants, Gold Coast is one of the best places to dine out. Gold Coast offers a wide variety of cuisines at various budgets, ranging from beachfront hot dog stands to roadside diners and designer restaurants. Almost every major cuisine of the world is served at one or the other restaurant Gold Coast. The local and regional cuisines are exquisitely cooked; you must taste a few of them! Try the back arcades of Surfers Paradise for inexpensive Japanese and Korean meals, Tedder Avenue and Broadbeach for cafes and gourmet restaurants, and Broadwater for some amazing seafood.

Shopping in Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has everything from airport sized malls to tiny boutiques to roadside and beachfront markets. Local art and craft markets, like the Carrara Markets, are also must visits. There are souvenirs galore: buy yourself kangaroo T-shirts, boomerangs, cowboy boots and hats. Spend a day at Marina Mirage, the premier shopping and dining resort offering over 70 designer boutiques such as Versace, Louis Vuitton, Nautica and La Perla, and renowned Australian designer labels like Lisa Ho, Carla Zampatti, and Charlie Brown. Pacific Fair is one of Australia’s largest centers of shopping. It boasts of more than 300 specialty stores; you will be overwhelmed with the innumerable choices you would have!

Fast Facts Gold Coast

ISD Code Gold Coast: +61

Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD) - 1 AUD is approximately 59 Indian Rupees (INR)

Time Zone Gold Coast: GMT + 10 hours. IST +4:30 hours

Voltage Gold Coast: 220V - 240V

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