The coastal city of Gold Coast lies in Queensland state of Australia and is a much sought after destination by tourists because of its sparkling beaches, skyscrapers, nightlife, national parks and a lot more.
1. Surfer's Paradise Beach
The 3 km stretch of Surfer's Paradise beach is all about sun, sand, frolicking people and interestingly, sky-hugging skyscrapers. Even with so much of development around, the beach remains clean and beautiful.
2. SkyPoint, Surfer's Paradise
Located in Australia, the tallest residential building, Q1, SkyPoint offers a panoramic view of the city. Get the breathtaking view from the 230 m high SkyPoint Observation Deck.
3. Cavill Avenue, Surfer's Paradise
Cavill Avenue street is the entertainment hub of Surfer's Paradise with numerous shops, cafes, eateries, boutiques and many other entertainment venues
4. Coolangatta Beach
Coolangatta Beach is a peaceful alternative for those seeking for something away from the buzz. You can relax here and chill out in nearby cafes or go surfing on the waves.
5. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Owned by non-profit National Trust of Queensland, it is well known for rainbow lorikeets, kangaroos, koalas and crocodiles and its shows and tours are other major attractions.
6. Burleigh Heads Beach
This beach is known for its surfing waves and sweet scented pined trees. Here you can enjoy an ideal family vacation with the barbeques and also visit the nature-rich Burleigh Heads National Park.
7. Sea World
Sea World is the largest marine park in Australia. It has in its display a rich variety of marine life like dolphins, sea lions and sharks. Multiple exhibits, shows and rides further add to the magic.
8. North & South Stradbroke Island
Each of these 2 islands can be visited on a day trip and can be reached via ferries or water taxis from the Gold Coast. You can either opt for more touristy and developed North Stradbroke or the more quiet and lesser developed South Stradbroke or well, visit both!
Teeming with activities that would keep you entertained throughout your visit here, this theme park boasts of thrilling rides, entertaining shows, a wonderful sunset safari and a great ensemble of Australian animals for a wider experience.
10. Warner Bros. Movie World
This is the oldest Warner Bros. theme park in the world and is based on Warner Bros. and its DC comics characters. Get lost in this fun-filled world of your favourite movie characters and join them for an amazing venture.
11. Lamington National Park
This UNESCO-listed park is home to ancient walking paths strewn with trees, waterfalls, rain forests, mountain views and wildlife. In short this is the ultimate haven for any nature lover.
12. Springbrook National Park
This is another World Heritage listed National Park. Do visit the Natural Arch Bridge here, where you can watch the spectacular view of waterfall plunging into the cave.