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The most popular holiday destination down under

The Gold Coast in south east Queensland stretches along 70km's of golden beaches from South Stradbroke Island in the north to beautiful Rainbow Bay at Tweed Heads in the south.

It is Australia's premier holiday destination where you can enjoy a romantic getaway or an action packed family holiday with all the thrills 'n' spills at the theme parks and other action stations.

But there are also many other hidden treasures to be savoured at the magnificent parks such as Springbrook and Lamington National Parks which are found in the Gold Coast's hinterland.

Theme Parks

Get your adrenalin fix at the Wet 'n' Wild, Movie World, Dream World or Sea World theme parks. But wait, there's more action at other fun places like Zorb, Adrenalin Park or Jet Boating.


Feeling a little jaded? Then take a break from the fast 'n' furious fun filled rides at the Gold Coast and find a some respite in the lush, cool rainforests and mountains of the hinterlands many National Parks.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Sunshine, beaches, theme parks and the beautiful hinterland
  • Cons:Busy beaches and queues at theme parks
  • In a nutshell:Fun for all the family
  • Last visit to Gold Coast: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Kitty82's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    I love the gold coast - hope to move there next year :-)

  • Aug 16, 2009 at 11:49 PM

    This place sucks. It's expensive and you only get to drive on a narrowed path and overtaking isn't allowed. what's the point?

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2009 at 11:27 PM

    Excellent pages on the Gold Coast, people should find plenty to see and do after reading your tips.

  • Nov 27, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    I just spent a week on the gold coast and always make a point of going to Pac Fair. Thursday is a good day to go as its there late night. Fav stores would be: Myers (wish we had Myers in NZ), Rockmans, Target, Works, Wombat.....just to name a few.

  • Apr 29, 2008 at 5:31 AM

    Excellent picture! I love skyscrapers

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2008 at 7:43 AM

    Here's me thinking there is only GOLD in them there hillls but now I see flowering colours too = nice to see the bits I missed!

  • missmarianne's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2008 at 4:16 AM

    wow..! your theme parks sound like.. WE NEED TO GO THERE!

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2007 at 5:09 PM

    seems like you did a lot of shopping my fair friend!

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2007 at 3:55 AM

    I would love to go to the Wildlife Refuge once and see or even touch a koala. You poems are hilarious!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2007 at 1:46 PM

    Yes, of course I fed the birds! They're so cute!


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