VISIT THE GOLD COAST

The Queensland Travel Guide acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the Gold Coast is situated, the people of the Yugambeh language.  We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continued spiritual and cultural connections to Country.  Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

A heady, sun-soaked strip of coastline just south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast is famous for surf breaks, long stretches of golden white sandy beaches and shimmering high rises. Australia’s sixth largest city – it also welcomes a whopping one million visitors a year, thanks to the abundance of Gold Coast tourist attractions on offer.

Known and loved for its youthful spirit and undeniable natural beauty, if you’re looking for things to do on the Gold Coast, you really are spoilt for choice. With almost 70 kilometres of unspoilt beaches and year-round balmy temperatures, there’s no doubt: Queensland’s Gold Coast is a dream destination for those with a penchant for sunshine, salt water and sand.

But there is so much more to see beyond the sparkling coastline. There’s a sprawling subtropical hinterland filled with a few hidden gems. Lush rainforests, spectacular waterfalls, and hiking trails allow you to get up close to some of the world’s most ancient trees and unique wildlife. 

From stylish shopping precincts to uber hip eateries overlooking the ocean, from gin distilleries to craft brewers, visitors will find a flourishing culinary scene and tourist attractions a-plenty on the Gold Coast.

Plan your trip with our gold coast guides

  • Best things to do in the Gold Coast Hinterland
    Are you planning a trip to the Gold Coast Hinterland? This article covers the best things to do in the Gold Coast Hinterland, including tourist attractions, activities and places to
  • Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub Gold Coast
    This review provides everything you need to know about the Gold Coast’s Pink Flamingo. The Queensland Travel Guide acknowledges the Yugambeh people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which
  • Glamping at Thunderbird Park
    This review provides everything you need to know about glamping at Thunderbird Park in Mount Tamborine. The Queensland Travel Guide acknowledges the Yugambeh people, the Traditional Custodians of the land
  • Visiting Cedar Creek Falls, Mt Tamborine
    This review provides everything you need to know about visiting Cedar Creek Falls in Mount Tamborine. The Queensland Travel Guide acknowledges the Yugambeh people, the Traditional Custodians of the land
  • Dorsett Hotel Gold Coast Review
    This review provides everything you need to know about a stay at the Dorsett Hotel on the Gold Coast. The Queensland Travel Guide acknowledges the Yugambeh people, the Traditional Custodians
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  • Best things to do in Surfers Paradise
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  • Best things to do in Boonah
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  • Best things to do in Canungra
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  • Best things to do in Mount Tamborine
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  • Best things to do on the Gold Coast
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