Friday, August 17, 2018

Have a Golden Holiday on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast of Australia boasts a range of attractions and things to do for all types of traveller. Perhaps you are looking to have an unforgettable family holiday, a lazy beach getaway or a thrill-seeking adventure. Whatever the case, the Gold Coast has it all. So, in this article, we are going to give you a flavour of what this part of the world has to offer to spark off your imagination and boost your holiday planning as summer in Australia approaches.

Visit the Beaches

No holiday to Australia would be complete without a trip to the beach, and the Gold Coast certainly boasts many different options. Maybe your idea of fun is simply kicking back on the sand or you may prefer the high-adrenaline fun of surfing. If it is the latter option which interests you most, The Spit or Mermaid Beach are both great options. And plenty of surf schools are available if you are first-timer.

Hike in the Hinterland

While the beaches are some people’s idea of heaven, they are not for everybody. If you prefer to hike in lush landscapes, the Great Hinterland Walk provides you with the perfect opportunity to do this. You will pass through some the World Heritage rainforests of Lamington and Springbrook, where you will be able to get up close and personal with an ancient volcano, feel the spray of cascading waterfalls, and spot some special wildlife.

Shop, Eat and Drink

Plenty of boutiques and markets are dotted along the Gold Coast, and the Carrara Markets provide a great starting point. More than 500 stalls are available for you to browse, while you can also enjoy the free entertainment which is on offer. If you would prefer to visit an outlet mall, Harbour Town is where you can grab yourself a bargain. The Gold Coast has also been steadily improving its food and drinks offering, so take the time to enjoy some of the fantastic world cuisines on offer. If you are looking for a place to stay while you are in this region, find out more here. There are plenty of great bases from where you can base all your leisure activities.

Enjoy the Theme Parks

For those who are looking for some thrills and spills, the Gold Coast has a whole host of theme parks to enjoy. Warner Bros. Movie World is the place to head first if you are looking for rides which are based on current blockbusters. If you are more of a water park person, Wen’n’Wild is a great spot to enjoy water slides and other splashing attractions. Otherwise, you could always go to Sea World to spot some beautiful marine life - and perhaps even enjoy a dolphin ride.
The Gold Coast provides some excellent holiday opportunities. This article gives you a taste of what you can expect to enjoy and experience during your time here.
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