Gold Coast Australia, we had the privilege of living here for many years. Its Australia number 1 holiday destination.
With so much to do and see you could hardly get bored there. A city that can boast on average over 300 days of sunshine a year, yep that’s right 300 days
We recently posted a few of our favourite places but lots of people have been sending in messages asking us for tips so here is our top 10 things to do.
1. A trip to Gold Coast wouldn’t be right without a trip to these famous beaches. Golden sand stretching as far as the eye can see.
Do a surfing lesson, play volleyball, or just catch the sun it is a must on any trip here. Check out our Gold coast beaches post Gold Coast Beach’s Are Stunning
2. Like theme parks well you wont be disappointed on the Gold Coast with so many to choose from
- Movie world
- White water world
- Wet n Wild
- Sea world
Top Tip: If you check out some of the booths in Surfers Paradise there is always somewhere doing a deal or 2 on these.
3. Visit Tamborine Mountain
A tropical heaven in the mountains only 40 minutes from the bustling ccnter of the Gold Coast. Plenty to do, see and explore. Want to know a bit more then try this Link here with the best bits in Tamborine Mountain
4. Visit Byron Bay
You haven’t visited Australia until you visit Byron Bay. Situated about 90 minutes from the Gold Coast Byron is the perfect baclpacker destination beach town. With surfing, walks, food, micro breweries and boutique shops.
Byron Bay is as relaxed as it gets with a clientele that just takes everything in there stride, see for yourself and get some tips HERE
5. Visit a brewery
The Gold coast is not short on breweries either with the original Burleigh Brewing company and a whole host of other breweries like Balter, Lost Palms, Black hops and Pickled Pig to name a few. We recommend you try them all, well just tell the wife its for research purposes.
Top Tip: Burleigh Brewery do a great beer BIG Head was a favourite of mine light, refreshing and so easy to drink.
Some of these breweries often have a food truck on also allowing the best possible way to line the stomach.
6. Go up to the Q1 observation deck
Standing at 322 metres and consisting of 78 floors the Q1 has some of the best views I have ever seen. Add to that a city with more blue skies than anywhere is a great spot to visit anytime of the year.
There is a cafe situated at the top for you to sit back and enjoy the stunning views with a cup of coffee.
7. Springbrook Mountain
Springbrook to me is just beautiful set in the Hinterland Rainforest Springbrook has some of the most stunning places to visit in Australia. Our personal favourites are Natural Bridge and Purling Brook Falls.
Around a 40 minute drive from the center of the Gold Coast and well worth the journey.
Check out a bit more on these two activities below
8. Burleigh Hill and walk
Burleigh Hill where the masses congregate to watch the sun fall down on a wonderful day and well probably sink a few tinnies. The view from Burleigh Hill looking over the Gold Coast is just unreal.
Combine the hill with the Burleigh Headland walking track and its a great afternoon / evening out. The walking track meanders from lush rainforest like trees looping round to show the most beautiful views over Tallebudgera Creek.
9. Miami Marketta
The original street food market on the Gold Coast some may say its part of what the Gold Coast is. I just say that with its 20 full stalls its bloody delicious.
With constant array of live music and entertainment its a popular hotspot for any tourist and local alike.
10. Climb Mount Warning
Situated 30 minutes from the Gold Coast is the incredible Mount Warning. Climb and see some of the best vantage along the east coast of Australia. A 3 / 4 hour round trip through lush rainforest and a final descent up a rock face to the highest lookout a trip not to be missed.
Check out our trip below
Hope this all helps as much as it can. We have any amount of of knowledge from our time on the Gold Coast please don’t hesitate to ask and send us a message.
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