The Gold Coast: Places to Explore


  • 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, and is a... Read more

  • 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 Outback... Read more

  • Gold Coast Hinterland

  • Southport and Main Beach

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

  • 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 mi) long and 2 km (1 mi) wide. The island and its northern neighbor... Read more