Sand, Surf and City in Australia’s Gold Coast

April 4, 2017

One of Australia’s hottest tourist destinations, the Gold Coast is a sunny city just south of Brisbane that boasts an adventure playground-esque range of unique attractions for holidaymakers to enjoy. From beaches and theme parks to golf courses and shopping centers, the Gold Coast truly has it all. Its majestic skyline and miles of stunning sands make Australia’s Gold Coast a must on every traveler’s bucket list.


With over 57km of beaches, you will have no difficulty finding a sandy spot to relax here. There are several perfect beaches for anyone looking to enjoy a nice day watching the waves roll in. Nobby Beach, or as the locals call it, Nobby’s, is ideal for delving into a good book and taking a soothing nap in the sun. It is relatively uncrowded, and offers a host of barbecue and picnic shelters, making it ideal for a full family day by the beach. Mermaid beach is just south of the Gold Coast city centre, enjoying a central location while remaining less crowded than Broadbeach. The small swells make it safe for swimming and there are many playgrounds scattered about to keep the children entertained.


The Gold Coast is known across the globe for some of the best and most consistent waves imaginable. The beaches are patrolled all year round by lifeguards and no matter what board experience you have, there are beaches with conditions to suit your skill level. Kirra Beach, the Gold Coast’s most famous stretch, is renowned for its combination of both testing waves to challenge any expert surfer and smaller waves which break close to shore – perfect for beginners. Snapper Rocks are also considered home to some of the best waves on the Gold Coast, comprising several points which combine to form what is known as the Superbank. The waves around the Superbank’s break are a must for any avid surfer. Burleigh Heads attracts a crowd all year round with its consistent waves, as well as offering the added appeal of the chance to book lessons with former world professional surfer Michael Barry.


The city itself also offers plenty of enjoyable activities when you want to swap sand for sightseeing. The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens are free to visit and its lakes, barbecue locations and delightful greenery are perfect for families. If you’re a keen sports fan and up for watching something new, take in an Australian Football League game at the 25,000-capacity Carrara Stadium, home to the Gold Coast Suns.

The Gold Coast offers a host of attractions and activities for everyone. If you are looking for the perfect family getaway or you are simply a surfer looking for some great waves, Australia’s Gold Coast is a fantastic option.

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