Gold Coast

Gold CoastEnjoying the Gold Coast

If you're looking for an exciting new vacation destination, then the city of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia just might be the place you're looking for. The city features more than forty-three miles of beaches, for relaxing, swimming, or surfing, and is Queensland's top destination for surfers. If you aren't a professional surfer, and want to learn, Gold Coast could be an excellent, if challenging, city to start in, with Australia's largest and best-trained lifesaving services ensuring the safety of everyone who approaches the water.

If swimming and surfing isn't your style, you'll find a wide variety of attractions further inland, including a variety of music and arts festivals held regularly. For more information on these festivals, we recommend checking local news sites (the city's local newspaper is The Gold Coast Bulletin) for upcoming events and musical performances.

For sports fans, there are two local football teams: the Gold Coast Titans Rugby team and the Gold Coast Suns Australian Football team, who participate in frequent games. Golfers can amuse themselves at Palmer Gold Coast, a resort course set into native woodland, or at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, which hosts the yearly Australian PGA Championships. For fans of traditional-style golf courses, the Links is on nearby Hope Island, about twenty minutes away.

Gold Coast also features five theme parks and four nature preserves or wildlife sanctuaries, including a branch of Seaworld, Dreamworld, and the Warner Bros. Movie World, insuring that anyone can find extravagant entertainment, no matter what you're interested in.

While Gold Coast features many exciting attractions, what city would be complete without a full-feature Casino-Hotel? The Jupiters Hotel and Casino is a seven-acre complex featuring a multitude of bars and restaurants, a spa, gym, and a top-notch theater. The 5-star experience of the Jupiters is something that every Gold Coast tourist should enjoy at least once.