The Gold Coast is a holiday destination of wonderful contrasts -
from the sophistication of Main Beach, the glamour of Surfers Paradise,
action packed theme parks and wildlife sanctuaries to championship golf
courses, fabulous shopping and rainforest wonderland right at the back door!
It really is....the coast with the most!
- Australia's most famous playground, the Gold
Coast has evolved from sleepy beachside towns to an international haven for
sun worshippers and outdoor enthusiasts. The sun-washed stretches of
pristine sand and the never-ending rhythm of the pounding surf are an open
invitation for surfing, sailing, swimming, fishing and any number of outdoor
activities. The Gold Coast tempo is fast; indeed, it never stops. Every
year, millions of visitors flock here to this tourist capital of Australia
to simply lie on the soft sands or swim in the warm Pacific waters.
Stretching 42 kms from Coolangatta on the NSW border to Southport, 80 kms
south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast is an elongated city snaking its way.
Blessed with a perfect climate year round, a very pleasant environment and
every conceivable man-made luxury, the attractions of the aptly-named Gold
Coast are limitless.
The Gold Coast offers visitors more than 40 resort and championship courses
designed by the likes of Arnold Palmer, Peter Thomson and many others plus
the spectacle of major international tournaments. Amateur and professional
golfers come to the Coast to play on international courses with the best
facilities, services and golfing experience found anywhere in the world.
Premier golfing venues, many designed around fully integrated resorts,
include Royal Pines Resort, the Palms at Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Robina
Woods, Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Club, and Paradise Springs.
For Wine Lovers
The new and popular wine trail in the Gold Coast Hinterland is growing in
size and picking up medals and awards on the way. There are now seven
boutique wineries and cellar door outlets, all within an easy hours
drive of the beaches and Surfers Paradise skyline.
Encompassing the rainforest beauty of Tamborine and Springbrook Mountains
and the emerald countryside of Albert River, Canungra and Mount Cotton, the
Gold Coasts burgeoning wine district features picturesque vineyards
producing premium red and white wines. . If you want to sample wines without
having to worry about driving, a number of winery tours are available.
Hinterland - A Magical Land :
Follow the road inland from the Gold Coast's beaches and a magical world
unfolds. A world of tropical rain forests, mountain villages, and other
hidden treasures that are all part of the Gold Coast Hinterland - the green
behind the gold.
Much of the hinterland area is designated National Park, allowing you to
experience the natural beauty of the area first hand on one of the park's
many walking tracks. Browse through the various museums, art galleries and
craft shops in Hinterland and take time to dine in one of the many
restaurants and cosy tea houses. So it is aptly called a magical land.