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Travel Guide of Gold Coast QLD in Australia by Influencers

The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometres south-southeast of the centre of state capital Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales.

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Discover our travel guide of Gold Coast QLD in Australia made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Gold Coast QLD:

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Travel Tips for visiting Gold Coast QLD

The Gold Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia.

The region is not only known for its climate and its beautiful beaches.

Located south of Brisbane and extending over an area of more than 400 km. Whether you're a nature or a city dweller, a nature park or an amusement park, a sportsman or a chill-out person, the Gold Coast offers an incredible choice of activities. 

Going to the beach

The Gold Coast is known for its unique and beautiful beaches, famous for their natural beauty and easy access from the city. They stretch for nearly 70 km, from the southern tip of Rainbow Bay to South Stradbroke Island in the north. Most of them are supervised. You will be able to swim there but also practice a lot of water activities such as surfing, windsurfing or kite surfing. Do not miss Surfers Paradise Main Beach, Tallebudgera Creek, or Mermaid Beach.

A paradise for Surfers

There's no denying that the city was built around its residents' passion for surfing. Wherever you are on the Gold Coast, you'll find surfers of all ages, at any time of the day, as long as the wave weather is favorable. If you want to start or improve your surfing skills, there are about 20 surf schools along the coast.
The most popular spots are The Spit and Narrowneck at Main Beach, but also Mermaid Beach and Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, and finally Kirra and Snapper Rock at Coolangatta. In short, you will have a king's choice to test the waves of the region

Hiking in the national parks

If you're tired of the hustle and bustle of the city, or if you simply want to be in the green instead of the sea, there's nothing like a little trip to the Gold Coast.
Less than an hour's drive west of the coast, dive into the rainforest of Mount Tambourine, Lamington Park, or Springbrook National Park.
Hike the many hiking trails in these national parks, discovering beautiful waterfalls and viewpoints.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Gold Coast QLD

Where to go out on the Gold Coast QLD?

Going out in Bars and Restaurants

  • The Gold Coast has no shortage of places to party and go out. If you like the hustle and bustle, Surfers Paradise has plenty to keep you entertained day and night. Stroll the streets and check out the nightclubs that populate Orchid Avenue.

  • If you prefer restaurants to lively bars, head south. You're sure to find something to please your taste buds.
From Oracle Boulevard in Broadbeach, along the Gold Coast Highway in Mermaid Beach, to the vibrant Nobby Beach area, popular with locals. Burleigh Heads, Palm Beach, and Coolangatta also offer great dining and entertainment options.

  • In Miami Marketta, is a local hangout where you'll find street food from all over the world. You'll also find local beers and cocktails. There are also concerts by local bands every weekend with a festive and relaxed atmosphere in an alternative setting.

Yes, you can see kangaroos in Coombabah

Who hasn't dreamed of coming face to face with a kangaroo or koala in its natural habitat? Well, in Gold Coast, nothing could be easier. Go for a walk on one of the paths of the Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area. If you're in a hurry and don't want to venture out on the trails, just stop at Shelter Road at the entrance to the Koala Trail. At dusk, you can be sure to see kangaroos. And if you miss it, head to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. You can get up close to all of Australia's iconic animals.

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Burleigh Head National Park

  10.3 km (6.4 miles) away from Gold Coast QLD

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