Planning Your Gold Coast Holiday

Planning your next Gold Coast holiday has never been easier. Stretching from Ormeau to Coolangatta, the Gold Coast is Queensland’s glittering crown – young, vibrant and exciting.  Boasting some of the worlds best beaches, idyllic hinterlands and incredible nightlife, it still retains the laid-back, slow-paced attitude that’s so intrinsic to the coastal way of life.

Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach are the region’s nexus; dozens of high-rises cling to the beachfront, surrounded by an array of high-end and family friendly restaurants and eateries, Pacific Fair and Harbour Town shopping centres and tourist attractions such as Sea World are all centrally located.

Famous Surf Breaks at Kirra, Burleigh Heads, The Spit, Currumbin, Snapper Rocks – the list is endless of point and shore breaks from the southern border to northern Queensland for you to surf, swim or walk along and enjoy.

Summer sees beaches packed with swimmers, surfers and stand up paddle boarders. In our ‘winter’ months, where the temperature in and out of the water is the same, whales migrating along the coast can be sighted by boat or indeed the shore on a calm day. With beachfront farmers and local produce markets, visitors can live like a local, purchasing food and snacks to consume and cook with during their holiday.

If you’re looking to escape the summer heat, you can head inland and experience subtropical rainforests like Springbrook National Park, Lamington National Park and Mount Tamborine the heart of the Gold Coast hinterland – under an hours’ drive from the coastline. Tambourine Mountain is home to an idyllic township, with European style buildings, eateries and bed and breakfast accommodations, you can shop in style down the tourist friendly gallery walk.

Things to do on the Gold Coast

One of Australia’s best holiday destinations for families, the Gold Coast’s is home to a plethora of theme parks which are perfect for family outings.  Dreamworld, White Water World, Sea World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Movie World, Paradise Country and Thunderbird Park are all amazing ways to get a dose of Australian culture while screaming your lungs out on a rollercoaster or giant zipline, and there’s a constant roster of seasonal shows and events to keep the action going all day long.

From whale watching to hiking in the rain forest, from scuba diving to skydiving, or maybe surfing or another water sport is more your style. So whether it’s an adventure holiday or just a relaxing time the Gold Coast offers every experience in one destination.

The restaurant and dining scene is continuing to evolve on the Gold Coast, with Miami Marketta, Burleigh Pavilion, beachfront surf clubs and restaurants for any budget. Coupled with thousands of accommodation beds available in 6 star resorts through to more budget conscious options, it does not matter how you travel or whom you travel with – the Gold Coast is beckoning you to experience all it has to offer.

With international and domestic flight access at Gold Coast International Airport, visitors can arrive directly into the region and be within the City of Gold Coast 30 minutes after they have landed. Travelling around the Gold Coast is easy with buses, taxis, hire cars and a light rail system ready to connect you to where you would like to go.

If you think the Queensland’s holiday capital is the place for you, get started by booking your next stay with one of our Gold Coast Holiday Packages at any of the Wyndham luxury hotels.

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