No trip to Queensland in Australia would be complete without exploring and experiencing its Gold Coast; bathed in glorious sunshine, it offers unbounded adventures for young and old alike.
Beaches & Surfing
The beaches in Gold Coast are amongst its top draws and many of them offer some of the best surfing in Australia too. The beaches at Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Kurrawa and Coolangatta are popular amongst locals and tourists alike as are surfing hotspots like Burleigh Heads and Snapper Rocks.
Apart from sunbathing and surfing, you can also enjoy plenty of shopping here. Those staying at hotels or serviced apartments Gold Coast has to offer near the Pacific Fair shopping centre have around 400 shops to browse. Other retail hubs include Cavill Avenue at Surfers Paradise and The Strand at Coolangatta.
Families and those looking for some adrenaline-pumping thrills can head to Gold Coast theme parks. The largest of its kind in the country, the Wet'n'Wild water park lets you cool off in style, while Dreamworld and Warner Bros. Movie World offer rollercoasters and all manner of themed rides and attractions.
If you are looking for animal encounters, then you can head to several of the wildlife-based attractions. One of the most well-known is the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary that lets you get up close to kangaroos, koalas and more. You can also visit Sea World and enjoy meeting penguins and shows with sea lions and dolphins.