Our pick #8
Dedicated to enjoying the sunshine, the Gold Coast features shimmering high-rise hotels and resorts alongside world-renowned beaches. With some 52 kilometres of pristine sand, epic surf breaks and stunning sunsets, it’s little wonder the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s top holiday destinations. The city has set the scene for world-class surf events and blockbuster movies, with the famous Surfers Paradise offering waterfront shopping, excellent dining and a buzzing nightlife. Home to a thriving culinary scene, the Gold Coast offers everything from casual seafood shacks and street eats to breweries and fine dining. And, as Australia’s answer to Orlando, The Gold Coast also boasts a variety of theme parks and water parks including the Warner Brothers Movie World, Dreamworld and more. Known as the ‘green behind the gold’, the Gold Coast’s Hinterland is often wrongly overlooked. The national parks here contain brilliant waterfalls, subtropical jungle, abundant wildlife and charming mountain villages.