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Welcome to Australia’s Favourite Playground
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Come and play on the Gold Coast, where sun-soaked excitement
waits around every corner. Whatever your adventure, there’s so much
to do, right on your doorstep.

Come and play on the Gold Coast, and soak up the spectacular
beauty of our natural playground.

With thousands of accommodation options to choose from, there’s
room for everyone! Breathe in that salty air from a five-star seaside
tower, hide away in a hinterland cabin, or book a beachside
bungalow for a family holiday you’ll never forget.

A beach in your backyard? Let’s get sandy! Our world-famous beaches
are second to none, and with 57km of coastline to explore, it’s easy to
find an untouched patch all of your own. Wonderous rockpools, crystal
clear water and pristine white sands that stretch on forever.
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Take a break from the blue and breathe in the green wonders of our
lush hinterland. With 100,000 hectares of nature reserves, World
Heritage sites and subtropical rainforest on our doorstep, there’s
something for everyone to discover. From multi-day hikes and
thrilling tree-top adventures, to cosy eco-cabins and spectacular
mountain sunsets, you’ll be walking on air with each magic moment.

The Gold Coast is Australia’s theme park capital, with native animals,
adventure, thrills and spills ready to excite. We’re home to the southern
hemisphere’s fastest rollercoaster, the DC Rivals Hypercoaster, clocking
in at a mind-melting 115km/hr. Are you up for it?

There’s a reason so many pro surfers find their way to our shores.
Our stunning southern breaks have joined the elite list of World
Surfing Reserves, which means they’re specially protected to
maintain their world-class quality. Whether you’re a first timer or an
old timer, you won’t find better waves anywhere in Australia.
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If you find the water calling your name, you can revel in the waves
with our friendly locals and lifeguards at one of the Gold Coast’s
26 patrolled beaches. And beyond the iconic red and yellow flags,
stretch hundreds of kilometres of calm, secluded waterways that
were recently voted the best in Australia.

Feeling peckish? Our dining scene has never been better, with more
and more internationally celebrated chefs, baristas and mixologists
calling the Gold Coast home. But no matter how full we get, there’s
always room for some fresh, local seafood enjoyed by the beach or
at a local surf club.

Our spectacular beaches, beautiful mountains and buzzing city spirit
are yours to explore all year round. But the best of the coast comes
on show when the crowds roll into town! Our events calendar is
choc-full of film, racing and music festivals. Sports for all sorts and
curated culture. Roaring Supercars, political delegates and business
magnates – all set in our stunning natural surrounds and world-class
venues. And with Australia’s Favourite Playground on your doorstep,
you can always play on after the event.

Wherever you come from, whatever you come for, the Gold Coast is
a place where we can live in the moment and connect with our loved
ones. It’s vibrant. It’s beautiful. It’s welcoming. Right here, right now.
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Looking for other activities on the Gold Coast? Here are some suggestions:

Things to do


Learn about and experience the Indigenous culture and history of the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Breweries Wineries and Distilleries

If you love a local drop, then visit these venues to sample craft beers, boutique spirits and award-winning wine from the Gold Coast.

The Best Destination For Family Fun

Pack the pram and bring the kids for an epic holiday on the Gold Coast – a destination famous for family-friendly fun.

Top 7 Waterfalls To Visit On The Gold Coast

Want to go chasing waterfalls? You’ve come to the right spot. Here’s our hitlist for some of the best Gold Coast waterfalls.

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