Food & Drink
The Gold Coast is where night bites, hatted restaurants, street-eats, rooftop sipping and craft breweries are all served with a side of alfresco.LET’S GRAZE
Culture & Tours
There’s a new kind of wave in town, one splashed in colour and creativity. When it comes to design, performing arts, sculpture and more, our homegrown talent is turning heads and gaining our city some well deserved cultural clout.SOUL SEARCH
If shopping is your poison, sport or therapy, you’re about to meet your dream match on the Gold Coast. Whether you prefer to live large in designer threads or scour boutiques for that exquisite vintage find, you won't go home without adding to your collection.SHOP TIL YOU DROP
Nature & Outdoors
Travel ribbon-like roads through the hills dotted with vineyards, waterfalls and whispering streams. Switch off the stress with an invigorating escape to our serene emerald green hinterland.EXPLORE
Health & Wellbeing
Slip into a state of pure, delicious bliss and set your work/life balance to ‘omm’, relax into a totally indulgent day spa, chill out in a float therapy tank or escape to the hinterland for a digital detox. Because, well, you deserve it.LET’S CHILL
This city was born for hosting. The Gold Coast boasts 5-star suites, ocean-side accommodation, secluded hinterland villas, glamping and even boutique motels.There’s certainly nothing standard about staying in a Gold Coast accommodation.STAYS FOR DAYS
Theme Parks & Attractions
Let your imagination run wild and release your inner child. Jump into cute, cuddly and roaring wildlife encounters; worlds built entirely for those that bounce; spine tingling, hair raising, “that was epic!” type of adventures.ADVENTURE AWAITS
Beaches & Waterways
The sandy goodness and winding waterways that means home for us, holiday for others and soul food for all. From first-light wave chasing, to frolics on the sand or an arvo family SUP sesh – it's safe to say, we know a thing or two about getting salty.SPLASH OUT
Flanked by sea and fringed by hinterland, we’re a nose-twitching, wing-beating and tail-splashing haven for a menagerie of creatures that will have you channelling your inner wildlife warrior in no time.GET UP CLOSE & PERSONAL
Gold Coast Itineraries
Keen to visit the Gold Coast but not sure where to start? Make the most of your time here with these Gold Coast itineraries.
Take me on an Adventure
If you’re looking for action, you’ve come to the right place! BYO sense of adventure for the best experience in our seaside city.
Chilling in Nature
Need a breather? Relax, take a walk on the wild side and explore the incredible natural beauty of the Gold Coast.
Nothing but the Finest
Treat yourself! Luxury accommodation, fine dining and 5-star experiences await. Pull up a poolside sun lounge and relax.
Destination Gold Coast's access guide is your key to inclusive travel! Tips and resources for tourists with disabilities. Plan your trip with confidence.
Locally known as where the magic happens, this bohemian pocket bordered by a coastal national park, oozes the true essence of why we all live here.
behind the gold
Head for the hills and immerse yourself in lush World Heritage-listed rainforest, wineries, retreats and waterfalls.
Food and Entertainment
Find a wide variety of things to discover. It’s a foodie’s paradise, beach lovers go-to spot, punter’s Star attraction, shopper’s place at Pacific Fair and business at the Convention Centre all within walking distance.
Southern Gold Coast
Looking for a change of pace? The Southern Gold Coast is home to world-class surf breaks, chic hotels, restaurants and bars. Meanwhile the locals enjoy camping, swimming, picnicking, kayaking and a spot of fishing while soaking up the relaxed ambience.
The words ‘electric’ and ‘eclectic’ sum up the social scene that Surfers Paradise was built on. Since the days of the original Surfers Paradise Hotel, Surfers has always been an entertainment playground famous for its world-class nightlife venues, international events and pumping atmosphere.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.