Gold Coast

Gold CoastA lively seaside community, Australia’s Gold Coast is one of the world’s greatest travel destinations.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is the second largest populated city in the state, and sixth in the entire country. Boasting the title of Australia’s number one tourist spot, the Gold Coast hosts nearly 4.5 million visitors each year. Q1, the world’s largest residential tower, stands proudly within the limits of the city.

The Gold Coast has been a surfer’s paradise since 1925, when the first hotel, not surprisingly called, The Surfer’s Paradise Hotel, was built.


From lion safaris to wine tasting, hot air balloon rides to eating lunch with a vampire, the Gold Coast has every imaginable attraction a tourist can ask for. The following is but a small sampling of the things to see and do.

  • Aquaduck Safaris
  • Gold Coast Gondolas
  • Bruce Watling Art Gallery
  • Mirage Boat Hire
  • Gold Coast Skydive Centre
  • Oz Jet Boating
  • Historic Rivermill
  • Tamborine Mountain Pioneer Homestead
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not
  • The Wax Museum
  • Springbrook Observatory
  • Tropical Fruit World
  • Gold Coast Ballooning
  • Tiger Moth Joy Flights
  • Gliding Adventures
  • Wildcat Fishing Charters
  • Olson’s Bird Gardens
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sea World
  • Dreamworld
  • Warner Bros. Movie World
  • Sirromet Winery

Let’s eat

Like most tourist towns, the Gold Coast has an over abundance of good restaurants. Unlike other towns, however, most of the area’s eateries serve either Asian cuisine, or native Australian cuisine. Of course, there’s the corner bistros with a good ol’ hamburger and fries, or fish and chips.

  • Alto Cucina & Bar-Mediterranean.
  • Beer Thai Garden
  • Bojangles on Broadbeach-Piano bar.
  • Bugzies Seafood
  • Captain’s Table-Seafood
  • Champagne Brasserie-French
  • D’Arcy Arms Restaurant and Bar-Irish
  • Donto Sapporo-Japanese
  • Dracula’s Cabaret-dinner theatre
  • Fermented Grape-wine restaurant
  • Flames on the River-pizza and pasta
  • Four Winds Seafood and Asian Buffet-revolving
  • George’s Paragon-seafood
  • Hog’s Breath CafĂ©-steaks
  • Imperial Thai Restaurant
  • Jack’s Pizza and Pasta-free delivery
  • Mama Roma-Italian
  • Mandarin Court-Chinese, Yum Cha
  • Mario’s-Italian and Pizza
  • Max Seafood Restaurant
  • Montezuma’s & The Aztec-Mexican
  • O-Me-Ly-Vietnamese
  • Pancakes in Paradise
  • Pink Poodle Bar and Grill-Belgian
  • Raj Palace-Indian
  • Saks Restaurant and Bar-Oyster Bar


A visitor looking for any type of lodging, will surely find it in the Gold Coast. From luxurious to budget, quaint cottages to splendid spas, each guest is warmly accommodated.

5 Star

  • Palazzo Colonades
  • Royal Woods Resort
  • Conrad Jupiters Hotel
  • Gold Coast International Hotel

4 Star

  • Atrium Resort
  • Sandcastles on the Broadwater
  • Surfers Tradewinds
  • BreakFree Neptune Resort

3 Star

  • Chidori Court
  • Imperial Surf
  • Vibe Hotel
  • Bilinga Beach Resort


  • O’Reilly’s Rainforest Guesthouse
  • Avocado Sunset
  • Ruffle’s Lodge
  • Mt Tamborine Stonehaven Manor

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