Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, Which is Better and Why?
One of the most frequently
discussed questions we get when Aussies are trying to choose a destination
for a quick weekend getaway is: The Gold Coast or the Sunshine
Coast? It’s not surprising, really; both places are
famed for beautiful beaches, names that conjure up images of sunny skies,
and offering reasonably-priced “resort style” getaways without
actually having to leave the country.
the Sunshine Coast has been long seen as the
“little brother” of the Gold Coast, this is quickly changing as it’s
continued to emerge as one of the fastest growing destinations in terms of
holiday popularity in Australia (total visitors up 10% on the year ending
June 2012, according to Queensland Tourism). The Gold Coast meanwhile continues to
hold its stable position as the poster child for Aussie beach tourism and
is still standing strong as a go-to spot for short trips, especially for
those from Oz’s southern big boy cities Sydney and Melbourne. But with both of
these titans of tourism being approximately the same distance from Brisbane, which of the Gold
Coast or Sunshine Coast is best for you? Here’s a simple breakdown
that might help assist you in making your decision.
and dining options typically open later than the Sunshine
range of nightclubs and bars to choose from