See more on the Gold Coast

The name says it all really; the Gold Coast is a sun-soaked strip on Queensland’s south east coast. Much more than just beaches, the Gold Coast also includes a high rise city, lush rainforests, thrilling theme parks and seaside villages. And then of course there are the beaches, 32 miles of pristine sand and rolling waves, where there’s plenty of room for swimming, surfing and sand castle making. All together these elements offer the perfect holiday, making the Gold Coast a popular choice for both local and international travellers.

To get there, you can drive from Brisbane (only an hour south), or from Sydney (take your time and enjoy the journey across two to three days), or fly into Gold Coast Airport which services both international and domestic routes. Once there, accommodation runs the gamut from sleek modern hotels and apartments to great value beach-side resorts. The activities also vary greatly, from watersports to whale watching, fine dining to mingling with locals at the surf club.  

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From the tropical top of Cape Tribulation all the way down to the rugged cliffs of Tasmania, we live, breathe and love Australia. It's in our heritage; in 1982 we opened our first Flight Centre store in Sydney. And while we've grown to over 2,500 stores around the world, travel to Australia has – and always will be – embedded in our culture. This unrivalled passion means we not only have one of the widest choice of tailor-made Australia holidays and flights in the UK, but all of our people are Aussie Experts, having either lived in or visited Australia.

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Below is a list of places to visit to help you plan your holiday to Australia. For more ideas on how to get Down Under, browse our tailor-made Australia holidays.

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