"BEAUTIFUL SANDY BEACHES, THIS IS THE GOLD COAST!" Top 5 Page for this destination Gold Coast by balhannah

Gold Coast Travel Guide: 849 reviews and 1,804 photos


The Gold Coast, and the mind immediately thinks of

We live not that far from the affectionately known "coast" and would you
believe, do not visit a lot!

Yes, it is lovely, great long sandy beaches where the oversea's sun worshippers love to come and enjoy, and who can blame them!
The weather is fantastic most of the year, and if you are from a colder country and come here in Winter, you probably will still be swimming!
Of course, the Beach is a big part of the Coast, but lets not forget the other things that you can do!


Shopping, and the choice is huge with lots of Shops from the small to the big Shopping Complexes.
Food, no need to go hungry either, plenty of take- aways, Restaurants and Cafes including some with marvellous views like the one in Q DECK, the "Tallest Residential Tower" in the world, what a way to enjoy that afternoon coffee & cake! Unfortunately, there isn't a Restaurant.


You really have to visit at least one of these!
There are so many to choose from, the main ones being SEA WORLD, MOVIE WORLD, DREAM WORLD, WET & WILD AND WATER WORLD.

THE OUTBACK SPECTACULAR is an entertaining show that I have been to,
it has now changed to a new show since I went.

CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY....Where you can pat the Kangaroo's and even the Emu's if you can find one that will stand still for you!
There are so many more attractions.......

Check out some websites, the official Gold Coast one is.............


or ......


and there are plenty of others to choose from.


If you have time, take the time to visit the Gold Coast Hinterland.

There are 7 National Parks here, Wineries, Galleries, Arts & Crafts, Markets, Road side stalls selling fresh fruit & vegie, beautiful views of the Gold Coast, lovely gardens, beautiful natural scenery and flora and fauna. There are stacks of Bush walks you can do, a lot through stunning rainforest with little crystal clear creeks running over smooth pebbles amongst the Tree ferns, Palms, or in Joalah National park, great big tall White gums, they are magnificent!

The area includes..........

Lamington National Park, Green Mountains Section, Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park - All are beautiful, scenic areas.

I hope you come and visit one day, I am sure you will enjoy the area, hope to see you in SUNNY QUEENSLAND............... SOON!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely climate, lovely Beaches
  • Cons:Don't visit Surfers Paradise area in Schoolies Week
  • In a nutshell:Has everything you could wish to see & do!
  • Last visit to Gold Coast: Oct 2013
  • Intro Updated Oct 2, 2015
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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    So many themeparks and fun things to do here. What a lovely place to live in :)

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Nov 27, 2013 at 7:37 PM

      yes, lots to do here. The family buy a yearly ticket which includes 3 theme parks to visit as often as they want during the year. It is great value and keeps the children happy!

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2013 at 6:23 AM

    Liked the name and discovered there are a lot of different things to see or do (more than in Cannes where after two walks on the Croisette one has seen it all).

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    I would to go on a Whale Watching Cruise, but I have not sea legs. Too much a land lover:) Excellent page Dee!

  • alancollins's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    The Gold Coast area looks stunning. Never heard of a drive thru pie shop before.

  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2012 at 5:13 AM

    Love the views from Q-deck. Tallest resi tower.. interesting how they try to keep it that way by having no restaurant! John Hancock in Chicago was once the tallest 'mixed-use' but has restaurant, versus the traditional offices only, eg Empire State, NYC!!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Oct 13, 2012 at 5:35 AM

      Hi there! Yes, the views are fantastic, better when you are there as the photo's through the glass are really not the best.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2012 at 3:43 AM

    The beaches looks great and so does the Sea World (not only for kids). I would love to see the penguines and exhibiton there.

  • carol_fooa's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Hi Dee, thanks for the times you spent with me, I really have great times with you and hope to see you in my country!

  • Aitana's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Hi Dee, thanks for your comment! I love the nice picture with the koala! Best regards.

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    Wonderful photos and tips. Wouldn´t mind going to the beaches there and visit the Wildlife sanctuary.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    There is so much animal life and nature in your country-hard to envision. Your descriptions are very good and pictures wonderful.


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