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

Australia flights from $39: Tigerair sale

Valid for travel between January - March 2018. Sample fares include Gold Coast-Sydney from $39 and Adelaide-Melbourne from $45.

Extra 10% off all holidays

Sample destinations include Bali, Gold Coast, China, Egypt, Vietnam, Dubai, Fiji, Singapore, Phuket (Thailand), Maldives and Greece.

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50% off Awarded Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast stay

Valid for travel until 24 Dec 2018. Conditions Apply

Gold coast holiday homes from $57 per night

Book a private home or apartment in Burleigh, Palm Beach, Currumbin, Coolangatta and more on the Gold Coast from $57 per night.

Up to 70% off hotel stays and vacation packages

Destinations include Gold Coast, Port Douglas, Bali, Phuket, Fiji, Vietnam and Hawaii. Sample packages include a 5-night stay in Surfers Paradise for $299 (Regularly $579) and a 5-night package to Fiji for $999 (Regularly $2101),

Gold Coast whale watching cruises from $29

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

Queensland flights from $45 each way

Sample fares include Sydney-Gold Coast from $45, Melbourne-Gold Coast from $75 and Adelaide-Brisbane for $115.

Australia flights from $55

Valid on select dates. Destinations include Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Cairns. T&C's apply.

Hotels from $99

Valid in Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne select hotels. T&C's apply.

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