Gold Coast attractions things to do & see on holiday.
The ultimate in Australian sun and surf lifestyle, a Gold Coast holiday offers dozen of beaches, thrilling water sports, theme parks, trendy cafes, surf shops, bronzed bodies and a vivacious nightlife. With so much to see and do you might have some difficulty deciding on ways to spend your days, but DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's excellent selection of cheap rates on Gold Coast holidays will making your choice a little easier.
The world-famous Surfers Paradise has become the Gold Coast's most predominant holiday hotspot with its popular beach, high-rise accommodation and plethora of entertainment options. Surfers Paradise is a high energy holiday destination offering a range of activities such as surfing, kayaking, hot air ballooning, skydiving and bungy jumping. If you're in town during one of the many annual music festivals or sporting events be sure to get involved.
If you would prefer your Gold Coast holiday to be relaxing, head away from Surfers Paradise to one of the many other destinations along the coast. Broadbeach offers travellers stunning beaches, trendy wine bars and chic cafes; serious shoppers will love Biggera Waters; Southport is a great place for water activities; nestled between the Southport Broadwater and Pacific Ocean, Main Beach is a posh and highly sought after holiday spot; and South Stradbroke Island offers a tranquil retreat for fishing and beachcombing.
Venturing further south, away from the Gold Coast centre you'll discover many laid back towns such as Burleigh Heads, Currumbin and Coolangatta. Burleigh Heads is a surfer town with many quaint cafes and beachfront restaurants but is best known for Burleigh Heads National Park. Take the Ocean View circuit to view rainforest pockets and mangroves and stop at Tumgun Lookout. Currumbin is a great family holiday stop as kids can swim in Currumbin Creek and Currumbin Alley is a good spot for standup paddling and learner-surfers. Queensland's South-most coastal town of Coolangatta retains a retro '80s feel, perfect for relaxation.
If you're after a holiday full of tourist attractions and theme parks, the Gold Coast is where it's at. Enjoy Warner Bros Movie World, West 'N' Wild Water Park, Dreamworld, Whitewater World, Sea World Gold Coast, Pacific Fair shopping centre, Infinity walk-through maze, Q1 Observation Deck, Flycoaster, the Sling Shot ride, and quite a lot more. The Gold Coast is the ideal destination for sun lover's holidaying in Queensland, an ideal holiday destination to put on your list of Queensland Holidays.
With its kilometres of pristine beaches, world-class surf and almost constant sunshine, the Gold Coast is exactly the kind of place to take a holiday to if you are in search of a real beach experience. Browse DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's range of Sand & Surf Holiday Packages, select the right getaway for you and your travel companions and rest assured that you are getting the most competitive rates and exclusive bonus offers. One of the main reasons why travellers constantly flock to the Gold Coast all year around is because there is an endless stretch of golden shorelines and quality surf; but with so many beaches your biggest hassle will be trying to decide where to stay. Whether you are in search of a truly relaxing getaway of long days spent in the sand, or a high energy vacation full of action sports, socializing and pub hoping you will certainly find a beach suburb to satisfy. However, if you are not set in your ways, the close proximity of Gold Coast beaches means you can easily navigate from one precinct to the next as you please. So choose accommodation centrally located on the Coast and enjoy the ease of the exploring the region at your own pace and the pleasure of knowing that you are saving with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA.
It should come as no surprise that with such a long stretch of beaches, the Gold Coast is home to many thrilling adventure sports and if you book a Gold Coast Adventure Package with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA you can plan a hassle-free and affordable holiday that includes many of these activities. Place yourself in the centre of the action when you select Surfers Paradise accommodation. Not only is this infamous beach known for its thundering waves and clean breaks but also for its tireless nightlife. If you'd prefer to spend time on less crowded beaches you'll find quality surf further south as well as great hotel options. With one of the largest expanses of calm water in Australia, Southport is a great place for boating, kite and windsurfing, wakeboarding and other popular water activities. Though the Gold Coast is known for its beaches you will also find many exciting activities on dry land. Venture south to the stunning nature reserve of Burleigh Heads National Park which offers rainforests and mangroves, excellent for a day of trekking.
If you are a firm believer that a great holiday should always be supplemented by great shopping than you are in luck; DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's Gold Coast Retail Therapy Packages include your flights, central accommodation to put you minutes from the hottest shops and other great bonuses to help you flex your shopping muscles. Littered throughout the Coast you will find a wide selection of retail options and not just casual surf wear; in fact that area is known for it premium designer shops. Peruse through shopping villages, large shopping centres, designer boutique stores, elegant arcades or beachside art and local craft markets. Though Surfers Paradise is the main area for shopping, you can find great retail options all throughout the Coast so look out for the weekly Carara Markets, Pacific Fair, Harbour Town, The Oasis Shopping Centre, Paradise Centre, Australia Fair, and the designer boutiques of Marina Mirage. After a long day of working out your wallet, kick back in your comfortable hotel and rest up knowing that you are saving on your Holiday Package, leaving you plenty of your budget for more shopping.
The Gold Coast is also a great place in which to spoil yourself and with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's Gold Coast Luxury Packages you can be spoilt without your wallet even knowing! Select flights to the Coast for your honeymoon, special anniversary, birthday or important celebration and choose from a wide range of lavish 4 and 5 star accommodation options throughout the Gold Coast. Use the money you are saving on your holiday to indulge in a relaxing couple's spa or hit the town for a gourmet meal at one of many first class restaurants along the waterfront. There are plenty of ways to pamper yourself and that special someone while on vacation in 'Goldy' and your choices are only limited by your imagination.
There is no doubt that the Gold Coast is a lively place to visit but with the perpetual growth of the tourism industry, 'Goldy' is quickly becoming a sought-after holiday destination for families. The Gold Coast Family Package available from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA is perfect for those who are looking for easy-to-plan, affordable and exciting holidays that are tailored for travelling families. The kids and adults will run out of energy before they run out of activities to fill their days. Once you arrive in your accommodation it will become clear to you that Queensland's southern coast is a haven for theme parks. Whether you are in search of something a little educational or something that will have your hairs standing on end, you will be sure to find a theme park that everyone can enjoy. Learn about Australia's native animals at SeaWorld, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or take a day trip further north to visit the spectacular Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. For an adventure-packed day you will delight in Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Wet N' Wild and Adrenaline Park or sit back to be entertained at Warner Brothers Movie World and the Australian Outback Spectacular dinner show. With all the money you will be saving on your DISCOVER AUSTRALIA holiday package you can spend more time enjoying the company of your family and less time worrying about your budget.
Regardless of how you choose to spend your holiday to the Gold Coast you can rest assured that you are getting the best possible rates and exclusive bonuses on any holiday package you book with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA. Imagine customising the vacation you want, when you want, for a price that won't mean sacrificing those holiday experiences you really hope to have. Simply select your flights, and choose from a wide array of holiday packages available for the Gold Coast, each tailored to specific types of travellers and travel needs. Your perfect holiday is only a few clicks at DISCOVER AUSTRALIA.