Not long ago, the Gold Coast was considered a bit passé. No more. There’s a sweeping sense of reinvention here: think sophisticated waterfront shopping, desirable dining and a breathtaking rainforest hinterland.
There’s so much more to Queensland’s Gold Coast than the beautiful beaches and adrenaline-pumping theme parks.
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For when all that sun and indulgence starts to wreak havoc on the body.
The Marriott is all about water: here it comes in the form of cascading waterfalls, rock grottos, spas and even a saltwater lagoon.
The Gold Coast offers such a diversity of ways to exhaust the kids during the holidays.
Grab your plus fours and head for the links: this area has a reputation as a hub of top-notch golf courses and players of all levels will enjoy the myriad fairways available here.
It might be in the heart of Surfers Paradise but Q1 Spa is a world away from the flurry and hubbub outside.
Arguably the best day spa in Broadbeach, endota is an oasis of calm.
For a stunning day trip amongst the hills, head to Tamborine Mountain.
A wonderful way to experience panoramic views of the Gold Coast hinterland is from the air.
For some, relaxing by the beach just isn’t enough – there’s a burning desire for speed!
There are few things more remarkable than seeing whales in the wild.
It’s no secret that Australia has more than its fair share of weird and wacky native animals.
If you’ve always wanted to try surfing, or secretly suspected you might be a natural, it seems only appropriate to give the sport a go while close to Surfers Paradise.
To see surfers in action, head to Snapper Rocks.
For a beautiful beach that isn’t touristy, look no further than Burleigh Heads.
It’s easy to decamp here for the day.
Away from the commotion of Surfers and over the bridge to Isle of Capri you’ll find a unique newcomer to the Gold Coast’s shopping scene.
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