1. Beaches

Hit the beach for some fun in the sun. Stroll onto the golden sand of the iconic Surfers Paradise Beach or Main Beach. Tallebudgera Creek Inlet is a great spot to enjoy some family fun. Its soft golden sand is perfect for making sandcastles and the crystal clear calm water ideal for the little ones.

2. Shop In Style

No trip to the Gold Coast is complete without a spot of retail therapy. Visit Pacific Fair at Broadbeach for one of Australia’s largest collections of luxury and iconic global brands. Enjoy casual and fine dining in the amazing restaurant and entertainment precincts, all set in tropical and unique outdoor landscapes.

3. Play Golf Like a Pro

Play a round of golf at one of the championship courses. Try the Greg Norman designed Glades Golf Club at Robina, the PGA Championship course at Royal Pines or the Links Hope Island. You’ll be playing like a pro in no time.

4. The Star Gold Coast

Live it up with first class entertainment, a wide range of restaurants and bars and the never ending excitement of a 24-hour casino. Take in a stage show, dine in style and swing into party mode at the Atrium bar. 

5. Theme Park Fun

Get the best of all ‘worlds’ at Gold Coast’s top theme parks. Experience Dreamworld’s Big 9 Thrill Rides. Enjoy an aquatic adventure at Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast and Dreamworld’s WhiteWater World. Discover the marine life at Sea World and enjoy action packed movie madness at Warner Bros Movie World.

6. Tamborine Mountain

For a change of pace, explore Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Discover lush rainforest at Cedar Creek Falls. See cascading waterfalls as you swim in the rock pools. Browse the stores at the Gallery Walk or follow the Tamborine Mountain Wine Trail to enjoy tastings.

7. Gold Coast Dining

The dining choices are endless on the Gold Coast. Enjoy fine dining at Marina Mirage or the alfresco style of Tedder Avenue Main Beach and Surf Parade Broadbeach. Head to popular foodie precinct Palm Beach to enjoy a food market experience with flavours from around the world.

8. Ride The Waves

Regarded as one of the top surfing spots in the world, the Gold Coast boasts epic point breaks. Ride the waves at Currumbin Alley, Snapper Rocks or popular surf spot Burleigh Heads. Hire a stand up paddle board and take to the sparkling water at Tallebudgera, Budds Beach and Currumbin Creek Estuary.

Heading out into the waves in Gold Coast Australia

9. Surf Club Views

Check out the local scene at the Gold Coast’s surf clubs. Enjoy a casual meal while soaking up the uninterrupted beachfront views at Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Or grab a drink and take in a stunning Gold Coast sunset at Currumbin Vikings Surf Life Saving Club. Perched on the water’s edge, the views are second-to-none.

10. Cavill Avenue

Stroll under the arched Surfers Paradise sign and along Cavill Avenue for an iconic Gold Coast experience. Lined with shops, nightclubs, bars and restaurants, there’s always something to see. The avenue also features funky surf art and live music performances.

Surfers Paradise sign and along Cavill Avenue

Above: Cavill Avenue