It’s a destination darling of the Queensland tourism tale, one which speaks of nostalgic childhood holidays. Remember those sand-in-your-sheets adventures peddling around caravan parks to the scent of barbecued snags? But this story doesn’t end there.
This pretty city by the ocean, framed by emerald hinterland, sparkles like a Gold Coast sunrise. With one foot firmly planted in its retro past, and the other pointing towards a horizon of endless opportunities, it’s where surfers found paradise and the rest of us followed to thrill and chill. From Mother Nature’s backyard to high-octane attractions, visitors flock here for a destination with a difference where lovely local neighbourhoods each contribute a colourful chapter. Great climate? Tick. Incredible culture? Tick. A destination divine? You betcha.
Life is literally a beach along our 70 kilometres of picturesque coastline
Those sounds of summer ring for 300 sunshiny days a year
Discover our underwater world with stunning dive sites stretching from north to south
Things to do
Play on the Gold Coast
Boasting beaches, bars, spas and shopping, restaurants and retreats, galleries and water sports galore, it’s little wonder the Gold Coast is the ultimate holiday destination. Explore iconic buildings, trek ancient hinterland and historical trails, and embrace some of Australia’s best attractions among a sizzling scene of things to see and do.
Where to stay
Stay on the Gold Coast
From cabins and cottages, caravans and camping to holiday houses, house boats, hotels and motels, resorts, retreats, bed and breakfasts and even farm stays, indulge your wildest accommodation desires. Whether it’s a yearning for a retro motel or a six-star resort, we provide the sheets, you bring the sandy feet.
Way to the Gold Coast
Perched in Queensland’s south-east corner this delicious destination offers abundant accessibility. Just one-hour down the road from Brisbane and serviced by Gold Coast Airport, air travel is a breeze, while trams and buses upon arrival ensure getting here and around is as effortless as a swim between the flags.