Gold Coast is situated in the south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. The charisma lies in it’s long sandy beaches at Surfer’s Paradise , surfing spots , super entertaining theme parks which consists of breath taking rides, exotic animals , swimming beneath the waterfalls in the hinterland, rainforest walks, hiking and many more activities.
The long stretched sandy beaches are around 57Km long and a perfect place to relax . People can also opt for Surfing and snorkelling lessons and Scuba Diving tours at Surfers paradise or Main beach. You can explore the underwater world with Scuba diving where you can come across more than 60 types of exotic fishes and creatures. The serene blue sea makes you forget about the world.
Gold Coast is also popular because of it’s world class theme parks. Warner Bros Movie World is preferred by families and kids where they can get plenty of kid friendly attractions, amazing rides and also get a chance to meet their favourite cartoon characters. Marine world lovers can visit the Sea World where they can watch the most popular Dolphin Shows. The adrenaline and adventure seekers can go to Dreamworld which has some thrilling rides including the Giant Drop, Tower of Terror & Buzz Saw. It’s best to buy a Mega Pass which covers all these theme parks including Paradise Country ( Aussie farm and wildlife experience ). Dreamworld tickets can be purchased separately.
The night life in Gold coast is equally thrilling and exciting with so many options of bars and night clubs. Some of the best places to visit are SinCity , The Bedroom , The Avenue , Melbas on the Park , Elsewhere, Hollywood Showgirls and many more . The clubs are generally open till 5 am in the morning and the music and the ambience is quite nice. The clubs and bars are almost full during the weekends and this is the best time to visit. The best way to explore these bars is to stay at Surfers paradise itself.
Other things to do are Gold Coast hinterland with it’s well preserved national park and mountain villages. You can also hire a bike and explore the coastal neighbourhood with it’s sophisticated Broadbeach and Mermaid beach. Take the picturesque Oceanview Walk through Burleigh Headland National Park, where you can spot whales or continue along the road to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ,where you can feed a kangaroo, get close to a crocodile or cuddle a koala.
Gold Coast is filled with hotels, villas, apartments and private properties and if you book in advance , you can get some good deals. You can also explore some of the amazing 5 star beachfront properties like Palazo Versace, Hilton, the Sofitel or the Sheraton Mirage. Gold Coast offers a wide variety of sophisticated restaurants to coffee shops to breweries .
Gold Coast is one of the coolest place to visit in Australia. It has a laid back and a relaxing attitude. The mesmerising beaches, fun filled theme parks and super entertaining nightlife makes it popular throughout the year among all age groups. This place is a perfect getaway especially for weekends. One of my favourite place to visit and a must go for all beach lovers 😊