Gold Coast Travel Guide
The Gold Coast is a stretch of beaches running north from the Queensland border with New South Wales for about 20 miles. A holiday spot since the late 19th Century it is the most commercialised area in Australia.
Concluding with the high-rise concrete jungle of Surfers Paradise, somewhat reminiscent of Benidorm, the Gold Coast does have its nicer areas and boasts some of the best, even if a little crowded, white beaches in Australia.
Surfers is a fun place with plenty of attractions, theme parks and no end of entertainment. The nightlife at Surfers is renowned throughout Australia as being very lively and somewhat wild. At the southern end of the Coast are the older and quieter resorts of Tweed Heads and Coolangatta. Heading north from here are the charming beaches of Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Miami and Mermaid Beach to name just a few.
Away from the busy tourist resorts and inland are lush green mountains and rainforests with beautiful walking trails and scenic villages. A horse riding trek through the river scenery in the Numinbah Valley is a relaxing and peaceful way of experiencing another aspect of the Gold Coast area.
Other activities include mountain biking, bungee jumping, water sports and of course, surfing. There really is something on offer for everyone on this world famous and most popular Australian strip of coast.
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