The Gold Coast: Places to Explore

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  • Broadbeach

    With clean beaches, great cafés, and trendy nightspots, Broadbeach is one of the most popular areas on the Gold Coast, especially with locals. It's also home to mega-shopping mall Pacific Fair,...

  • Coomera and Oxenford

    The biggest draws of these two northern Gold Coast suburbs are their family-oriented theme parks—Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet 'n' Wild Water World, Paradise Country, the Australian...

  • Gold Coast Hinterland

    No visit to the Gold Coast would be complete without an excursion to the region's verdant Hinterland. The natural grandeur of the area lies in dramatic contrast to the human-made excesses of the...

  • Southport and Main Beach

    South of Southport, look for the turnoff to the Spit, a natural peninsula that stretches 4 km (2½ miles) north, almost to the tip of South Stradbroke Island. Seaworld Drive runs the full length...

  • South Stradbroke Island

    White-sand beaches, diverse flora and fauna, and a peaceful interior draw visitors to South Stradbroke Island, which is just 22 km (12 miles) long and 2 km (1 mile) wide. The island and its...

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