One of the most famous and well-loved travel destinations in Australia is the sunny Gold Coast in Queensland. The Gold Coast itself stretches along over 57 kilometres of coastline and has a population of over half a million people. It’s not just beaches though there is also sub-tropical rain forests which are very beautiful in their own rights. The Gold Coast is a great place for business, investment, study, sports and tourism and it is located near two international airports. The tourism industry is booming at the Gold Coast and they welcome close to 12 million people each year.

The beaches

The beaches alone are enough to draw a crowd to the Gold Coast. Surfers Paradise is the keystone beach however it can be very populated as its the beach that pretty much puts the Gold Coast on the map. Even when it’s busy there is plenty of sand for everyone, there is a wide paved boulevard along the entire stretch of beach which is ideal for exercise. There is a countless amount of restaurants and cafes for you to eat at too, there is a reason its the most well-known beach on the coast. However, there are a bunch of other beaches that you should check out! Main Beach is calmer than Surfers, its fringed by sand dunes and some great resorts. It is a huge stretch of white-sand which continues all the way north to the Spit and you can also see glimpses of South Stradbroke Island. There are so many beaches to check out just make sure you have a good explore while you are are in the area, don’t just settle for the first area you see, or the most popular ones.

The theme parks

The Gold Coast is home to the biggest and best theme parks in Australia, you can get different types of passes and go to them all! They are a great destination for young families, but you don’t need to have kids to go there is plenty to do and see at these parks. There are a bunch of Village Roadshow Theme Parks:

  • Dreamworld
  • Paradise Country
  • Sea World
  • Warner Brothers Movie World
  • Wet n Wild Water World
  • WhiteWater World
  • Australian Outback Spectacular

Each of these parks have their ups and downs, different perks and exciting things to do. You should definitely visit them if you are even remotely interested in that kind of thing. My favourite is Movie World some of the rides there are very intense!

This is only a small taste of what you can do in the Gold Coast, make sure you check around at other resources for more information! It truly is a great place to visit.