Gold Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Australia’s Gold Coast is situated in subtropical
Queensland, just an hours drive from the state capital,
Brisbane. The Gold Coast is a fast-growing city of a
half million people, drawn by the miles of perfect coastline, and a sun-drenched
lifestyle. The central Gold Coast skyline looks like
a gathering of giants wriggling their toes in the warm Pacific. There’s a natural spirit here, found in the
incredible beaches, the ocean’s shifting moods, and in the cool
waterfalls and deep forests of the hinterland. But there’s a human spirit too, dedicated
to family, vitality, and, having the time of your life! The Gold Coast got its start as a vacation
retreat in the 1850s, near its northern end. It’s here, that the
Gold Coast still shines brightest. Surfers Paradise, is a complete destination
in itself; a glittering resort, shopping and entertainment
strip. Head to the Sky-point Observation Deck to
see the Gold Coast’s beaches unfurl in a 20-mile ribbon of sand, studded
with headlands, parks and waterways. Just to the south of Surfers Paradise is Broadbeach,
where the pace begins to slow. The further you move down the coast the more
relaxed the vibe. Burleigh Heads, is home to a stunning national
park, and one Australia’s legendary surf breaks. It’s easy to see why this headland has been
an Aboriginal gathering place for thousands of years. A little further south is Currumbin, a place
where the bush meets the beach. Hit the waves between Elephant and Currumbin
Rocks, or just go for a float in the sparkling serenity of the estuary. Follow the shoreline south to the Gold Coast’s
most southern beachside neighborhood, Coolangatta. Just a five minute drive from the Gold Coast’s
international airport, Coolangatta is the regions gateway for most
international and interstate visitors. With its shady parks, sheltered beaches and
river, Coolangatta is a popular choice for families. And when the conditions are right, it produces
some of the most spectacular surf in Australia. The Gold Coast offers plenty of thrills besides
its fabulous coastline, it’s the theme park capital of Australia. Spend a day riding the waves and waterslides
at Wet ‘n’ Wild. Just up the road, cool off and ride the tubes
at Dreamworld’s White Water World. Dreamworld is Australia’s largest theme park. It features over 40 rides for all ages, and
themed lands like Tiger Island. Experience Hollywood on the Gold Coast, at
Warner Brothers Movie World. Strap yourself in and take off, on some of
the best roller-coasters Downunder. Then buckle up, for The Hollywood Stunt Driver
show. Next door, at the Australian Outback Spectacular, saddle-up to a three course meal as some of
the country’s best horsemen and women celebrate the spirit of the bush. At Sea World, celebrate the spirit of the
ocean with some of the sea’s most endearing creatures, and a few of the less cuddly ones too. There’s also plenty of rides to explore between
the shows. If you’re feeling the need to settle the nerves
after all those theme parks, head to the hills. Just a 30 minute drive inland and perched
high on the rim of an ancient volcano, is Mount Tamborine. Explore the rainforest trails and skywalk, before sampling the local produce and wines
at Tamborine Village. A little further South, is Springbrook, a
world heritage listed national park filled with ancient forests, secret places,
and waterfalls that have been flowing since the dawn of time. From up here, high on the escarpment, the
Gold Coast beckons, back to the sand, back to the rides, and back to the spirit of Australia’s brightest
vacation destination.

100 thoughts on “Gold Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. I love Gold Coast. Surfer Paradise Hard Rock Cafe, Gianni Versace Resort and Hotel, Dream World, Movie World and Sea World. From Sydney by car we can see Byron bay from high way, Big Banana place (Russel Crow, Hollywood actor born in there). Amazing place. Wonderful and beautiful holiday.

  2. Shit hole drug epidemic bikies turds dark at 7pm in the summer they should bring in daylight saving hotels expensive in fact everything expensive traffic jams everywhere cheaper to go Singapore or Europe in a nut shell don't waste your $$$ going to the Gold/Coast it is a shite hole

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  4. Visited the GC a few weeks back. Absolutely incredible place. I shall remember it forever. I can't wait to go again

  5. EXPEDIA… had better double check everything. At their request I submitted a "review" of a trip I recently took. After the "edit" it must have been someone else's trip. Just a tip to those of us that are "wise"…LOL not many left but you know who you are!

  6. I went gold coast with my family we enjoyed very much and stayed at surfers paradise so beautiful Gold Coast is .

  7. Home and Away, Neighbours, The Sullivans, Flying Doctors, Sons & Daughters is finished. Nothing but a false pipe dream of Australia. The real Australia is punched holes in the ozone layer, crime, and drunk Aboriginal people dotted all over the place. Don't catch melanoma from intense sun exposure, it's a very slow and cancerous death.

  8. When you go to Goldcoast, don't forget to go to the Q1 building's observation deck, BREATHTAKING VIEW of the beach and the concrete jungle – – – – – >

  9. Currumbin Valley is a pristine rain Forrest, The gold coast economy survives on eco tourism,
    people come to the gold coast for the environmental beauty, often escaping polluted urban centres.
    Areas like Currumbin valley offer an oasis in a noisy hustle and bustle world ….
    for council to consider a development of this nature goes against the greater good of the community and of the gold coast as a eco tourist destination
    There is clear lack of compliance of the various DA requirements ..
    Adequate notice not given to the community ( the community is the whole valley not just the immediate neighbours) the gold coast community and gold coast tourism
    The concerns re traffic congestion, infrastructure inadequacy are real
    ie old wooden single lane bridge , the sewerage generated in septic tanks on the banks of a pristine creek etc

    i believe council are in breach of a fair code of conduct in this matter ..with no regard for the impact on the wider community and environment …
    The matter i believe should be referred to the land and environment court and defeated. all council members who are involve din this clandestine operation should be dismissed and a investigation carried out.

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    I spent four weeks in coolangatta and it was the best holiday of my life.
    The people, the Nature, the Sea and history is simply enviable.
    I'll save for next year 🙂
    Australia is a dreamland❤

  11. I am from Germany, I have been staying in Sydney Australia for 6 month and now my dream is to move to Australia permanently. It’s so hard to get the permission… It’s my dream, does anyone have an advice? Thank you 🙂

  12. This video was great and helped inspire me to make this video about traveling the Gold Coast on a budget:


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