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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.