Location – Gold Coast, Australia

Precinct and Main Beaches

The world-famous Surfers Paradise beach and breathtaking skyline remains a major draw card for millions of Gold Coast visitors each year. With the emergence of a fresh cultural scene, Surfers Paradise is thriving as a diverse cafe, restaurant, fashion and nightlife hub.

Surfers Paradise is the only location in Queensland with late night shopping seven days a week, allowing you to enjoy the beach by day and shop by night.

Hinterland

Located just 30 minutes from the city’s iconic beaches, the beating green heart of the Gold Coast Hinterland is home to the third oldest national park in the world and is a favourite for romance and weddings, featuring a cluster of cosy hideaways, day spas, national parks and waterfalls. A place of breathtaking beauty, Springbrook is situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland and is home to ancient Antarctic beech trees, a host of native wildlife, a range of spectacular lookouts – including the aptly named Best of All Lookouts.

Activities

The attractions of the Gold Coast bring smiles to people of all ages and stages. With exhilarating rides, exotic animals and endless waterslides to help you cool off on hot summer days, your Gold Coast Holidays offers a full spectrum of interactive entertainment – from dazzling big budget Gold Coast theme parks to small, hilariously kitsch museums.

Eating Out

On the Gold Coast, hundreds of restaurants, cafes and bars are open late into the night and locals and holiday-makers alike can enjoy the vast array of delicious food and beverage options.

Climate and Clothing

Here’s some tips from the locals:

  • You can get sunburnt even on cloudy days. Treat the sun and surf with respect. Wear sun protection year round, a broad brimmed hat, shirt with collar and sleeves and maximum sun screen to exposed skin.
  • While casual is the Gold Coast norm, some golf courses have dress codes so check when booking.
  • Gentlemen may need a jacket when fine dining, or enjoying a sophisticated evening at a club or restaurant.
  • Hinterland areas may be cooler and wetter. Take a jacket and a heavier coat in winter. Christmas in July with log fires and early morning mist sets the scene.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes in national parks and farms.
  • Pack swim wear year round – winter offers pleasant warm weather during the day.
  • Bring a light suitcase – you’ll need room to stock up on all those gifts and new clothes.

Weather: Spring: September to November 15-25C (59-77F)

For more information please visit the Gold Coast information website here.