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Burleigh Heads provides one of Australia’s best surf breaks (not ideal for beginners) with protected beaches and headland national park and located in the centre of the Gold Coast strip.
Just a few kilometres to the south of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach is fast developing as an alternative to staying in Surfers Paradise. New high quality hotels, apartments and restaurants make this a very attractive location. Excellent patrolled beaches and the location for some of Australia's major surf life saving carnivals. Being close to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Conrad Jupiters Casino Broadbeach is also a great location for non beach activities.
The Gold Coast Broadwater stretches north from Southport past Labrador, Biggera Waters, Anglers Paradise, Runaway Bay, Hollywell and Paradise Point. The Broadwater is protected by The Spit (to the South) and South Stradbroke Island (to the North). A waterfront promenade is located along the Broadwater starting at Biggera Waters in the North continuing to Southport in the South. Attractive parkland and a number of parks can also be found along the promenade ideal for walking, cycling and relaxing. The Broadwater is also a popular area for boating, due to its calm waters. The Broadwater also offers safe access to the Pacific Ocean. There are many great places to stay in this area.
The twin towns of Coolangata and Tweed Heads mark the southern end of the Gold Coast. Coolangata is more family orientated and relaxed than other parts of the Gold Coast. North facing beaches Rainbow Bay and Greenmount are popular with families and you can walk between the two of them .Coolangatta is home to some of the area's prettiest beaches. Located at the mouth of the Tweed River, just a 30 minute drive from Murwillumbah and Lamington National Parks. Currumbin, Tugun and Bilinga are also situated at the southern end of the Gold Coast.
region of the Gold Coast
including Tamborine Mountain
The Gold Coast Hinterland is a contrast to the beaches, nightclubs, restaurants and theme parks of the coastal strip. Just 30 minutes in from the sea are the small townships and natural beauty of the hinterland. Tamborine Mountain “the green behind the gold” is west of Surfers Paradise and was originally formed as lava flow from Mt Warning about 22 million years ago. If you want a relaxed country escape then the gold coast hinterland is the place to stay.
Main Beach, located on the eastern side of the Nerang River estuary (The Broadwater) is bounded to the north by The Spit and by a narrow isthmus (Narrowneck) extending to Surfers Paradise in the south. The name Main Beach is descriptive , since it was the main surf beach for the town of Southport, the earliest surveyed town in the immediate area.Main Beach high-rise buildings are focused on Tedder Avenue with a permanent residential neighbourhood, restaurants and coffee shops.
Mermaid Beach is situated in the southern end of the Gold Coast and is somewhat quieter than Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. The beach's tranquil surroundings with sheltered picnic areas ,bike tracks and children's playground make this a perfect family beach! Although still close enough to all the action if you so desire.
Palm Beach is a one of the cleanest beaches in Queensland and a quieter part of the Gold Coast.
Surfers Paradise is a busy beach, the hum of activity doesn't take any of its natural beauty away. This famous stretch of the ocean is perfect for swimming, surfing or you can casually join others in a game of social volleyball on the sand. Surfers Paradise symbolizes the energy of the Gold Coast. This is the active area full of people, resorts, shops restaurants and night life and the heart of the city. Surfers Paradise operates 24 hours a day with beach fun in the day and nightlife of clubs and restaurants. Nearby, cafes and shopping areas are just a short walk away and every Friday night the beachfront markets operate where you can pick up that special memory from your special trip away! Surfers Paradise is certainly a perfect place to stay for that special holiday.