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The Gold Coast is Australia's most developed resort area and Gold Coast Tourism is big business. It is situated in the South East corner of Queensland. The Gold Coast has excellent sandy beaches, fantastic restaurants, a huge choice of accommodation, expansive nightlife, lots of attractions and things to do. Add to that a wonderful all year round climate and you have for many a “must do” whilst in Australia.

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For those wanting a quiet sleepy resort the Gold Coast is not the place. High rise Gold Coast apartments dominate the skyline, Gold Coast theme parks provide a backdrop and busy roads make for bustle and excitement. The Gold Coast hinterland does provide real relaxation and Tamborine Mountain and the villages of the Gold Coast hinterland are a world away from the surf and sun of the Gold Coast beaches.

The Gold Coast extends 30km from the New South Wales border to a long sandy spit that protects the mouth of the Nerang River. The Gold Coast is a strip broken into specific areas and beaches. From south to north we start with Coolangatta, Currumbin, Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and South Port. Surfers Paradise is the centre of the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast is a collection of places that run along the coast and extend inland.


A popular beach to the South of the Gold Coast with great surfing.


Kirra Point
A famous break point Kirra Point offers waves for all abilities.

Currumbin-Palm Beach
Popular with young families with its gentle surf and rock pools. Currumbin Creek is good for fishing.

Burleigh Heads
View the whole Gold Coast from Burleigh Headland. Burleigh Head National Park follows the coastline and offers some pleasant walks.

Miami has a beautiful beach with good views from the cliff tops.


Surfers Paradise
This, too many, is the Gold Coast being the centre of all the action. There is lots of activity, lots of accommodation and a great beach.

Main Beach
Narrowneck and Main Beach are pristine open beaches with ideal swimming and surfing conditions. North of main beach lies the spit, a beautiful open ocean beach with a large jetty.

Southport Broadwater
A well established resort with beach and parkland.


Gold Coast Islands
South Stradbroke Island is accessible by a ferry from Runaway Bay. This island is 22 km of ocean beach to the east and protected waterways to the west. Further North is Moreton Island which features a resort with a chance to feed wild dolphins.
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