Gold Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Australia’s Gold Coast is in the heart of subtropical Queensland, rife with natural beauty and a human spirit dedicated to vitality, fun, and enjoying life. The skyline of Gold Coast practically dips its toes in the ocean, and much of the area is rich in lush greenery and waterfalls. The north coast of this city began as a vacation retreat in the 1850’s, and maintains its position as the Gold Coast’s heart and soul of entertainment and surfing.

Many Gold Coast tours begin in the north and work their way south. The atmosphere in the north is quite bustling, while the south coast has a slower vibe and is a bit more relaxed. Start your trip to Gold Coast with a trip to the SkyPoint observation deck, one of the Gold Coast sightseeing gems. The deck grants stunning views of area beaches, parks, and water.

Head south to Burleigh Heads next, where you will be met with a national park and ideal surf breaks. This area is known as an aboriginal gathering place. Once you’ve had your fill of sun-soaked activities in Burleigh Head, head even further south to Coolangatta, a gateway for international travelers and home to the likes of sheltered beaches, a river, and plenty of shady parkland.

Remember that Gold Coast also happens to be the theme park capital of Australia, which helps drive Gold Coast tourism and serves as a nice complement to the lazy beach life also available. After hitting the water for some surf, go to Dreamworld, which is the largest theme park in Australia, and get an adrenaline rush on one of the many rollercoasters. SeaWorld™ and Warner Bros.® Movie World™ are also nearby.

Top off your trip down under with a trip to Mount Tamorine, a 30 minute drive inland from the coast. On the ridge of a volcano, Mount Tamborine offers a bounty rainforest trails and you can sip on local wines in Tamborine Village.

What will you do on your next trip to the Gold Coast?

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Jaspreet Singh says:

Pls Do One for Adelaide(SA).

Ming Kai Lung says:


paul gaffney says:

Stephen Lightbody here you come.

Andrew Smith says:

I love it’s theme parks, and I’m going there in January 2017 holidays to make my movie called, “The Holiday Trip”.

levert. GOMEL lewis. says:

51600. coast to coast.

alex2985632 says:

how much for sex ?

Jacob Smolinski says:

I fell in love ❤️

科醫生皮膚 says:

amazing unique gold coastal

Ethan Davidson says:

blessed to live in the gold coast

Universe with me says:

i am from Russia and i’m CRYYYYYing

Dmitry Sapov says:

пакую чемоданы в Австралию..)

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theaweary says:

2:08 beakside?

PRO Pest Control Brisbane says:

Nice and informative. Thanks

Nour Khayr says:

Been there two weeks ago and all I could say is, I fell in love with Gold Coast!!!!!! Wish to be there again soon ❤️

lasha kurtanidze says:

I would sell my sould to devil to live here and be a citizen of Australia :(((

Shanelle Coleman says:

I am going there

Mun Scott says:


lost man says:

Which city is better gold cost or perth

Eustass Kidd says:

This place is heaven!!!

Lucas Vargas says:

Please! Do one for Athenas!

Jason Does Bad Aanimations says:

I’m going to goldcoast next week!

Venom Snake says:

Anyone here because Forza Horizon 3?

Universe with me says:

Вот я русский и как вы думаете, что я сейчас испытываю, сидя в холодной, суровой России с гопниками и смотря это видео про райскую Австралию?

Philipp DT says:

I thought in Austria they have more mountains and that it looks colder.

Cade Del Rey says:

3:34 I WANT IT

K U N D H A D I A says:

o’sum place i wish i cud live here and spent a quality life like this place it self

Frank Freedom says:

this destination sucks

Deja Keputa says:

They filmed H2O here 🙂

K U N D H A D I A says:

Amazing place ,,vid is really great

I wud like to settle here,,any idea about more info regarding this place…

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danaman says:

I’m from Melbourne I want to get out of this Shit hole and move to gold coast I’m over this shit weather down in Melbourne

Jedi Archives says:

2:26, I once got stung by like 4 blue bottles there a few years back. Huh..

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