Gold Coast Holidays
Gold Coast Holidays
Enjoy golden shores, sunny weather, exquisite dining, sports & shopping.Endless entertainment and adventure awaits you in Australia’s playground.
Tigerair fly to Gold Coast from Melbourne or Sydney.
destination guide: Gold Coast
Surfers Paradise is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world with a vibrant nightclubs, bar, and restaurant scene; shopping, and an impressive skyline. The annual Quicksilver Pro and Roxy Pro Gold Coast Surfing Competition is held at the coast as well as the Virgin Australia Supercars Gold Coast 600 in October. It’s a hub of activity for travellers with sparkling beaches, water sports, and world famous cuisine.
Take in the View - How does a breath-taking view at 230m up in the air sound? The Gold Coast SkyPoint Observation Deck on 77th floor of the Q1 Tower is a place to eat, drink, and see the Gold Coast from up high.
Surfer’s Paradise LIVE - the next festival will be held in May 2018 and is the place to go for wine, food, and entertainment. If you want to see all things Surfers Paradise, the festival has it all.
Catch a Wave - as the name implies, people not only come here to shop, dine, backpack, and enjoy the nightlife. They come to surf. Surfer’s Paradise has plenty of waves and space to surf and there’s a multitude of learn to surf schools across the Gold Coast’s beaches.coolangatta
Located only 5 km from the Gold Coast airport, this seaside village offers shopping, beaches, rock pools, dive sites, surfing, whale watching, and…everything. If you want to go snorkeling or diving off of Cook Island, you can do it here. If bush walking and hiking is your thing you can visit Mt. Warning (a 2 hour hike to the top) or Mt. Cougal to explore the wildlife and take in the scenery.
Located only 5 km from the Gold Coast airport, this seaside suburb has a village vibe and offers shopping, beaches, rock pools, dive sites, surfing, whale watching, and…everything you need for an epic beach holiday. Why not try snorkelling or diving off Cook Island?
For those looking for some green behind the Gold (Coast), head west to the hinterland with its waterfalls, rock pools, bush walks and wide range of flora and fauna in some of the most spectacular national parks.
Just 45 minutes’ drive from Surfers Paradise is the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforest. Visit Lamington National Park, home to gorgeous outdoor scenery and almost 200km of trails. Bring your backpack and lots of water.
Springbrook National Park is a favourite hot spot with nature lovers and adventurists and is the remanence of the Tweed Shield volcano. It’s a hikers dream with trails running through the subtropical wonderland that offers an outdoor experience you’ll never forget.
things to do in gold coast
Whether it’s surfing, swimming or simply sunbaking, the Gold Coast offers 21 patrolled beaches along its 57 kilometres of pristine coastline. For those who love nature, head inland to the Hinterland brimming with walking tracks, rock pools and waterfalls.
There’s a range of things to do in what has been christened Australia’s capital of fun. Away from the bush and the beach, spend action-packed days at the world’s best theme parks, each with their own distinct personalities, stroll through tourist shops or high-end stores, enjoy the vibrant nightlife and indulge in a variety of entertainment. Attracting world-class chefs, you’ll find incredible dining in this destination.
Focusing on fresh produce, Gold Coast restaurants have taken advantage of the region’s local flavours and strong multicultural heritage to build an unpretentious but diverse dining scene. Families, foodies and holidaymakers can indulge in tropical fruits, the freshest seafood and local produce from Australian beef to creamy cheeses and enticing wines.
Check out some local favourites - Miami Marketta, Nightquarter, Rick Shores or Balter Brewery
The Gold Coast is famous for its glistening beaches. Choose to surf, layout, or play with the kids at any of the 35 on offer. Be sure to stay safe, observe the weather and beach conditions, be sun safe and stay between the red and yellow flags when you swim. A few of the most popular beaches are: Broadbeach, Main Beach, and Tallebudgeera Creek. Tallebudgeera is perfect for families who want to take a dip in more calmer waters or try their hand at Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
wrapping things up
If you want it, you can find it at Gold Coast. With several flights headed out from Melbourne and Sydney on a daily basis, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more affordable way to get there. Bring a surf board and don’t worry about setting your alarm clock either. You’ll enjoy every second of the warm weather, nightlife, and outdoor activity. Or you could sleep in, go shopping, and experience the culture of the city. No matter what you choose to do, you’ll find low cost airfares all year round.
If you have kids (or just love theme parks), Dreamworld has it all. It’s huge. You can take the kids to Wiggles World, interact with wildlife, or hop on a ride. It’s definitely a great way to spend the day. So make sure you have your theme park tickets to Australia's BIGGEST Theme Park on the Gold Coast before you fly and experience family fun, thrills rides, live shows and entertainment. You can purchase your one day, three day or seven day ticket before you fly below. Be sure to also check out Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild.
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