Australia’s Gold Coast is world famous for its jaw-dropping and idyllic beach getaways. With miles of spectacular natural coastline to enjoy, the Gold Coast is a big draw for Australia’s domestic and international tourism. For those that like to adventure outdoors, the Gold Coast provides ample opportunity for immersive outdoor experiences such as surfing, paddle boarding as well as snorkelling and diving. In the hinterland, winding rivers and streams equally form a network of relaxing lagoons, exhilarating waterfalls and calm creeks in which to explore.
Whether you want to lounge pool side with the girls, visit the theme park with your family, or party on the rooftop with the boys, the Gold Coast has something for everyone.
When to visit
There’s never a truly bad time to visit the Gold Coast but there are more favoured seasons that create tourist high and low seasons. Summer is definitely the busiest season to visit but with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, you’re likely to get lucky with the weather no matter when you go.
For those less interested in sunbathing, Autumn and Winter are both great times to visit if you’re into sports. Multiple international sports tournaments such as running and surfing events take place on the Gold Coast during this time.
Where to go
- Surfers Paradise Beach
Arguably the number one attraction on the Gold Coast due to its wide white sand beaches next to a cosmopolitan city centre.
- Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Run by the National Trust this sanctuary is an excellent place to see some of Australia’s native fauna.
- Coolangatta Beach
The more laid back alternative to Surfers Paradise Beach – despite only being 30 minutes rive away!
- Snapper Rocks
Home to the annual Quicksilver surfing competition, the relatively extreme conditions are top on the list for the more advanced surfers.