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To experience some sun-soaked beaches, incredible wildlife, waterfalls and lush rainforests, why not add a stop off on the Gold Coast to your next Australia holiday? With its own international airport and only an hour’s drive from Brisbane, the Gold Coast is the perfect addition to any Australia holiday. All of our Australia holidays can be tailor-made to suit you, so our Experts can add a range of experiences, including the below Gold Coast examples, onto your itinerary so you can enjoy the exact holiday that you want.

Gold Coast Hinterland from £333pp

Explore the waterfalls and lush rainforest of the Gold Coast hinterland with this 4 night add on. You’ll enjoy the best of both worlds with a stay on the Gold Coast’s most popular beach, Surfers Paradise, and in tropical surrounds of Lamington National Park at the famous O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.


  • 1 night at 4.5* Mantra Legends in Surfers Paradise
  • 3 nights at 4* O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
  • 4 days car hire from Brisbane
  • O’Reilly's 24 hour activity pass which includes early morning bird walk, billy tea history tour, guided walks, eco-walk, birds of prey show, wildlife encounter, flying fox, O'Reilly's History and Stinson slide presentation, glow worm tour and treetop walk.

Beaches beyond Surfers Paradise from £284pp

Venture beyond the tourist stretch of Surfers Paradise and experience the real Gold Coast with this holiday add on that includes a stay at the popular surf beach of Coolangatta (pictured above) as well as a scenic helicopter flight along the coast line.


  • 4 days car hire from Brisbane
  • 3 nights in a 1 bedroom apartment at 4.5* Mantra Twin Towns in Coolangatta
  • Burleigh Heads Scenic flights with Sea World Helicopters

Natural wonders and wildlife on the Gold Coast from £390pp

Behold the incredible landscapes and wildlife of this part of the world with this Gold Coast holiday add on. From mountain views to morning snorkelling, this add on is ideal for those who want to venture beyond the beach.


  • 4 days car hire from Brisbane
  • 3 nights in a mountain river view room at 5-star QT Gold Coast
  • Half day whale watching tour with Gold Coast Adventures
  • Morning snorkelling and kayak tour with Australian Kayaking Adventures


The above is just an example of the kind of experiences you can add onto your Australia holiday. For more ideas, talk to one of our Australia Experts today.

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