Gold Coast

The Ultimate Guide

Discover why they call this Australia's adventure playground.

Queensland’s Gold Coast is Australia’s playground, with sun, surf, adventure and entertainment within a stone’s throw of each other. Its most famous beach, Surfers Paradise, is a destination in its own right and is the kind of attractive vista that beach holiday postcards are made of. 

Located along the state’s southeast coast, the Gold Coast covers a 52 kilometre strip of over 30 golden beaches and boasts an average of 245 days of sunshine every year. As its name suggests, its enviable waters attract the eye of surfers who travel across the world to ride its waves.

Travel away from the buzz of Surfer's Paradise and its hub of restaurants, bars and entertainment and you’ll soon discover theme parks where families can be entertained day-long and the Gold Coast Hinterland, where you can embark on walks through lush subtropical rainforest and capture views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

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Gold Coast travel deals

Gold Coast whale watching cruises from $29

Purchase and book whale watching cruises for less than $30 with Groupon.

Unlimited entry to Gold Coast theme park entry with your stay

Valid on stays 24 April 2017 - 16 July 2017. For $149 per night, package includes unlimited entry to Sea World, Movie World, Wet N Wild, and Paradise Country; 25% off Kids Club evening sessions, 25% off food and beverage at the resort, 25% off animal adventures, helicopters and Gold Coast water sports, 10% off merchandise, food and beverage inside the theme parts; salon vouchers and more.

Gold Coast stays from $92 per night

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