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The Gold Coast really lives up to its name, defined by spectacular beaches and landscape, Queensland’s second most populous city is more than just the theme park capital of Australia. The sunny city is a vibrant hotspot of wine trails and breweries, rainforest walks, popular shopping markets and tourist precincts which make it the perfect Queensland town in which to holiday for travellers of all ages!
The Gold Coast is appropriately nicknamed ‘the theme park capital of Australia’ with the big five theme parks and a variety of other attractions a must see for anyone in town. Warner Brothers Movie World, Sea World and Dreamworld characterise the Gold Coast as the hotspot of fun, filled with insane themed rollercoasters, shows, and animal exhibits, as well as Australia’s most popular water parks Wet n’ Wild Water World and WhiteWater World.
Attractions such as SkyPoint Observation, where breathtaking views of the coast can be seen from heights of 230 meters or on Australia’s highest external bridge climb, are also popular. Paradise Country Aussie Farm is more than just animal exhibits. The farm showcases Aussie traditions of sheering, stockman and sheep shows, opal mining and gold fossicking. The Australian Outback Spectacular puts on a myriad of dinner spectacular horse shows not to be missed. There’s an attraction for everyone in the Gold Coast!
You can’t not mention the abundance of spectacular beaches this city hosts. Surfers Paradise, another aptly named tourist destination, is an iconic epicentre of fun on the Coast. With close to three kilometres of beach and beachfront markets, Surfers is a great place to spend the day relaxing in the Queensland sun. Other popular beach spots include Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and Main Beach.
But the Gold Coast isn’t just theme parks and beaches, it’s the hidden secrets of the region which make it truly spectacular. Lamington National Park is the most extensive subtropical rainforest in the world and features spectacular waterfalls and walking trails, while The Tamborine Rainforest Railway Walk is a one and a half kilometre rainforest walk experience showcasing the beauty of the rainforest from the canopy height. O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards are a celebration of the increasingly popular wine growing regions in the Gold Coast, where visitors can taste test the wines and dine or picnic in the vineyards. Visit the Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Australia’s most internationally awarded distillery, to taste test the award winning liquors.
There’s so much to see and do in this great coastal city, so grab your sunscreen, it’s time to get exploring the Gold Coast!
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