From natural indulgence to adrenalin-packed fun, the contrasts of the Gold Coast unite to deliver every holiday experience you could desire in one friendly place. Get into the Gold Coast’s easy living lifestyle with 56 kilometres of coastline at your doorstep and 100,000 hectares of world heritage listed rainforest just a short drive away.
The Gold Coast has plenty of options to choose the style, location and accommodation rating suited for your preferred stay. Indulge at one of many international luxury hotel brands, perch yourself in a towering high-rise offering a bird’s eye view of the surf, stay self-contained in a spacious apartment with resort facilities, forget about the world in a Hinterland retreat or chill-out in a beach shack for the ultimate short break. The Coast’s beautiful year-round weather ensures an unforgettable stay whether basking in secluded opulence, pitching a tent on top of a mountain or taking a houseboat to a myriad of island getaways. As Australia’s favourite holiday destination there are literally thousands of places to stay – it’s just a matter of deciding where?
With over 56km of wide white sandy beaches to choose from you’ll find the ideal spot to swim, surf or stroll along the coastline. From one of the world’s best surf breaks to some of the Coast’s laziest secluded coves, Gold Coast beaches are an inviting part of Australia’s iconic beach culture. The city is also jam-packed with adrenalin rides; jet boating on the Broadwater, whale watching and themed attractions so you can create exciting holiday memories on the water. Nowhere in Australia offers such a huge variety of exhilarating water-powered adventures including parasailing, jet skiing, sailing, jet boating, diving, snorkelling, kayaking and more.
The Gold Coast carves out its own cultural wave by embracing the City’s iconic beach lifestyle and playful past. While preserving the Gold Coast’s playful past, the city continues to evolve culturally in tune with exciting infrastructure developments. Niche creative hubs offer up unique platforms for established and grassroots local artists across music, film, dance, theatre, fashion, art and more. Visit the casino or take in a show from an international extravaganza through to intimate local theatre production. And who could forget the boutique stores, shopping centres and lively markets dotting the coastline.
The Gold Coast Hinterland is untouched lush beauty in all its green glory stretching as far as the eye can see. A true hidden gem of the Gold Coast, our Hinterland breathes in harmony with the pulse of the Pacific Ocean swells that pound our golden beaches; we are proudly green and gold. Be awestruck on bushwalks through subtropical rainforests that house living ancient relics and lava flows, crystal waterfalls cascading into rock pools and abundant native wildlife; it’s a multi-sensory overload. Such is its pristine condition and under-canopy diversity, the Hinterland’s national parks have been World Heritage listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.