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What to do in the Gold Coast
The coastal city of Gold Coast is home to pristine beaches, fantastic shopping centres, world-class theme parks, exciting nightlife, and stunning landscapes. So whether you love the urban or rural jungle, Gold Coast has it all.
Get your heart racing and complete your tour of the city’s theme parks. There’s the Dreamworld amusement park, Sea World Gold Coast, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, WhiteWater World, and the Australian Outback Spectacular.
Do you need some vitamin sea? You’ll get your fill and more in Gold Coast with beaches like Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Kirra Beach, Burleigh, and Palm Beach. If you want more sand space, South Stradbroke Island and The Spit have fewer crowds. And if you want a dip at your leisure, go to Paradise Point, Budds Beach, and the creeks of Tallebudgera and Currumbin.
Discover the green behind the gold and explore the Gold Coast Hinterland next. Get panoramic views at Tamborine Mountain. Don’t forget to feast your eyes on Springbrook Mountain, Tallebudgera and Currumbin Valleys, Numinbah Valley, and the Lamington National Park.
If you have some gold to spare, spend your money and go shopping in Gold Coast too! The city has some of the largest duty-free shops, leading department stores and boutiques like Robina Town Shopping Centre, Australia Fair Shopping Centre, The Oasis shopping centre, and Cavill Avenue.
Double the fun of your Gold Coast trip and schedule your holiday during the city’s big events. There’s January’s Big Day Out, April’s Roots Music Festival and East Coast Blues, and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
Find out what and where else you should go in this beautiful city with this list of 15 things to do on the Gold Coast.
When to visit the Gold Coast
Queensland's Gold Coast has a comfortable sub-tropical climate ideal for outdoor enjoyment year-round. But if you want to avoid the rain for outdoor actvities and beach fun, schedule your trip from April to December. According to our website, the cheapest time to fly to Gold Coast is on the month of June.
We Aussies don’t need a passport to visit Gold Coast in Queensland or any other part of our home country. Just bring a national ID card for important transactions.
Travelling to and around the Gold Coast
You will be landing at the Gold Coast Airport, where you can reach the city by bus, taxi, tourist shuttle, coach transfers, and car rentals. You can start your Gold Coast adventure by tram, bus, taxi, and car rentals.
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Temperature average in May
14.8 - 23.7°C
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