The busy coastal communities that make up the Gold Coast are tightly packed along the 43 mile (70km) coastline and backed by a phenomenal 250,000 acres (one hundred thousand hectares) of National Forests. Between the ocean and the Gold Coast hinterland is Australia’s number one tourist destination. The Gold Coast begins in Coolangatta, just across the border from New South Wales and ends just outside of Surfers Paradise, the epicenter of Gold Coast activities. In between, there are so many attractions to choose from, you would have to live on the Gold Coast and try a different one every day for a year in order to see them all. Even then you might miss some!
The Gold Coast theme parks make it Australia’s most popular destination for families. Some of the larger parks include Dreamworld, Sea World, and Warner Bros. Movie World. Equally exciting and lavish theme parks on the Gold Coast include the water parks, Wet ‘n’ Wild and White Water World and the Australian Outback Spectacular, which gives visitors a taste of the great Australian Outback. We have many More Gold Coast Vacation Information, Travel Review and Tourist Attractions Articles Now Available.
Backpackers and other younger travelers are drawn to the Gold Coast like bees to honey. The nightlife in Surfers Paradise is legendary and those in the know have trouble keeping up with all the live acts that play in the pubs and clubs up and down the Gold Coast, from Coolangatta to Currumbin.
During the day, the beach is the most popular Gold Coast playground. The beaches and point breaks ralong this stretch of coast include some of the world’s most famous surf spots. The quality of waves on the Gold Coast make it one of the world’s most sought after surfing destinations. International competitions featuring the world’s best surfers have been held there since the 1970s.
One Gold Coast attraction that is in the heart of all the action, yet a world apart is the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This world class sanctuary began as a bird sanctuary, but has expanded to include the largest and most diverse collection of Australian indigenous wildlife in the world. Everyone loves this magical wildlife sanctuary that rests in the center of the Gold Coast.
A couple of the “minor” attractions that attract tens of thousands of visitors every year include Dracula’s Haunted House and the Infinity maze. Both of these are located in the heart of the Gold Coast. Take a ride up to the top of the tallest residential tower in the world and see it all spread out before you.
If all the activity becomes overwhelming and you feel like you need some down time, then head for the hills. The Gold Coast hinterland is just the remedy you need. Wander through a quaint country village, take a hike down to a refreshing waterfall in a National Park or just take a slow, relaxing drive in the country. By the end of the day, you will feel renewed and refreshed.
If you thought that the Gold Coast was all about beaches and theme parks, you are in for a surprise. The Gold Coast has everything you could possibly want for the vacation of a lifetime. Instead of making it a quick trip, plan ahead and book into a Gold Coast accommodation for an extended stay. You won’t see it all, but you will get enough of a taste of the Gold Coast to make you want to return again and again. We have many More Australia Vacation Information, Travel Review and Tourist Attractions Articles Now Available.