The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast, famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. The Gold Coast lifestyle is whatever you want it to be: We have a vibrant cultural scene with live theatre, art exhibitions and plenty of music venues; or you can hit the surf, join a local sporting team and get active in a hundred different ways. There are nightclubs, theme parks, great shopping centres, multiplex cinemas, wineries and a different restaurant for every night of the year. Gold Coast locals generally are known for their laid-back and relaxed approach to life. We’re mad about sport and coffee – and there’s plenty of both.
With 57 Kilometres of Sandy Beaches to choose from, your perfect beach day awaits.
The Gold Coast is the ‘theme park capital of Australia’ with plenty of choices to appeal to all ages. From the world’s tallest and fastest thrill rides, to parks where you can see native Australian wildlife, or splash around in swimming pools and water slides; you’ll find it all on the Gold Coast. Meet your favourite movie characters and super-heroes; or swim with dolphins and sharks. Explore the rainforest canopy; or find eggs from when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Cuddle a koala; feed kangaroos and meet colourful native birds. There’s also plenty of indoor entertainment, from futuristic attractions to museums.
From the iconic Surfers Paradise beach to the sophisticated dining precincts of Main Beach and Broadbeach and out to the lush, green Hinterland, there’s a new experience waiting for you at every turn on the Gold Coast. Theme parks, world-renowned beaches and year-round sunshine are just a few of the reasons 10.5 million visitors flock to this vibrant city each year – a destination which is as scenic and peaceful as it is fast paced and active.