About the Gold Coast
With a cavalcade of beautiful beaches, a famous nightlife, numerous theme parks and other attractions, winding waterways, and some great greenery all wrapped up in a package that includes famously good weather, it’s not hard to see why the Gold Coast ranks highly on most people’s Aussie travel lists. Considering it’s not a capital city – in truth, it’s more of a “strip” that features various suburbs spread out alongside roughly 70km of pristine beaches – it can be quite surprising to first-timers that the Gold Coast boasts one of the widest ranges of things to do of any region in Australia for visitors both local and international. With a reputation for adventure and nightlife, the Gold Coast is also one of the country’s most family-oriented destinations, presenting a bevy of attractions for kids as well.
While the first images often conjured up when one pictures the Gold Coast might be the glitz and glamour of the beach strip at Surfers Paradise, there’s far more to the region than that; head inland, for example, and you’ll come across one of the most impressive stretches of Hinterland all within a relatively short drive of one of the most glamorous cities in Australia.
Featuring an idyllic balance of weather and climate, things to do for young and old, and nature versus man-made offerings, and you’ve got one of the best all-round travel destinations in Australia that’s all capped off by some of the country’s most beautiful beaches. Find out more about the Gold Coast by reading our most popular Gold Coast travel articles below.
There has never been a harder task than trying to choose only a select few activities to do on your next holiday from all the fantastic ones on offer on the Gold Coast. Boasting fantastic beaches, awesome theme parks and an amazing hinterland, the Gold Coast really does have it all! In this guide, Experience Oz has taken the hard work out of planning a trip, and put together some recommended Gold Coast itineraries of holidays for people looking to stay for lengths of 2, 3, 4 and 5 days. If you’re looking for a hassle free holiday full of fun and adventure, then try one of our itineraries for your next trip! Read more >>
Restaurants and Nightlife
The Gold Coast is renowned for being one of Australia’s best nightlife capitals. Boasting a number of fantastic entertainment hubs, we’ve made planning your night a whole lot easier! Whether you’re looking for somewhere to dance the night away, or something a little more tame, the Gold Coast is sure to have a nightlife option to suit your needs. Get access to an insiders guide on the Gold Coast hotspots - from the bustling Surfers Paradise to the quirky Nobby Beach, find an extensive list of the best restaurants, nightclubs and bars in each of the Coast's most happening suburbs. Read More >>
Gold Coast with Kids
There are few better Australian holiday destinations for those who are travelling with kids than the Gold Coast. Jam-packed full of fun and exciting things to see and do, this city will keep children of any age entertained for hours. In our must-see guide for parents and family members, find information on Australia’s favourite theme parks, a list of the top free and paid things to do with kids, and much, much more. Try a few of our suggestions, or try them all… either way we are confident that your kids will have a ball on the Gold Coast! Read More >>
Heading to the Gold Coast and not sure which of the many fantastic beaches is the right one for you? Home to some of Australia’s best beaches, this surf, sun and sand capital has something to cater for even the fussiest of personalities. With a number of stunning beaches covering the Gold Coast coastline, choosing the best one to base your holiday around can be a huge task. Here we show you how to pick the right one for you, including which ones are best for families travelling with children, right through to where to find the best wave for the surf lovers. Read more >>