The Gold Coast has been one of New Zealand's favourite holiday destinations for decades, but if you think you've 'been there, done that', think again! This stunning seaside city is constantly evolving and there's a whole host of new and exciting experiences waiting for you to dive into. From unique accommodation, new restaurants and tours above and below the water, to epic events, hidden gems and adventures in nature, discover a different side to the Gold Coast.
We've gathered all the good stuff in one place so you can spend less time planning, and more time playing. Browse the articles below to find out about all the new things you can experience on your next visit to the Gold Coast.
Been There, Haven't Done That!
You might have been here before but if you think you’ve ‘done’ the Gold Coast, think again! There are certain images that spring to mind when you think of a trip to the Gold Coast. The cluster of highrises that make up the Surfers Paradise skyline, surfers riding world-class ...Read more
Itinerary: Going Solo on the Gold Coast
Travelling solo is the ultimate freedom. You can go wherever you want, whenever you want at your own pace, without having to accommodate anyone else's schedule or preferences. There's no shortage of incredible solo adventures and unique experiences to be had on the Gold Coast. And since we were rece...Read more
72 Hours In The Gold Coast Hinterland
Getting out and about and exploring the great outdoors isn't just good for the soul but it's been proven to aid both mental and physical health. Graced with beautiful weather year-round, there's no better place to immerse yourself in the great outdoors than on the Gold Coast. From wineries and retre...Read more
8 New Gold Coast Venues to Hit Up This Summer
Summer in Queensland is undoubtedly the best time of year. The sun is shining, the drinks are flowing, the vibes are high and everyone is about to hit wind down mode. Which means it’s also the perfect time to check out all the new Gold Coast venues that have popped up over the last few months....Read more
12 Epic Gold Coast Experiences You Need To Try
Want some inspiration on all the wonderful ways you can enjoy the Gold Coast? These epic experiences will show you different sides to our city.. and they're all awesome. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, adventure, entertainment, exploration, nature, culture, amazing accommodation or the ...Read more
Luxury Lover's Guide to the Gold Coast
For those who love the finer things in life the Gold Coast delivers a decadent array of luxury accommodation, fine dining and 5-star experiences, from exclusive rooftop pool clubs and lavish hotels to heavenly hinterland escapes and extravagant entertainment. We've reserved a poolside cabana for you...Read more
The Best Gold Coast Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries
Love to sample a local drop? Then we’ve got good news. The Gold Coast is home to an impressive number of highly regarded producers of craft beer, boutique spirits and award-winning wines. Whether your drink of choice is a liquor or a lager, vino or a vodka cocktail, you’ll probably need ...Read more
Six Hidden Swimming Holes and Rock Pools on the Gold Coast
Yes, the Gold Coast's beautiful beaches are a top spot for a swim, but did you know the stunning South Eastern pocket is also home to many hidden freshwater swimming holes? Tucked away in the Hinterland, deep in sub-tropical rainforest, these natural rock pools are much-loved by locals and now ...Read more
Live Like A Local: Main Beach And Surrounds In 48 Hours
Pristine golden sands and aqua blue waters aren't the only drawcards for travellers flocking to the Gold Coast. With an array of things to do in the very heart of the Gold Coast that’s a little less hurried from the rest, unearth pure bliss on your next short or long trip away to Australia's f...Read more
New in 2022: Fresh Options To Stay & Play
The beauty of the Gold Coast lies not only in its multitude of natural wonders and a diverse array of attractions, but in our ability to evolve, grow and continuously offer new and exciting ways to experience South East Queensland. 2022 is an action-packed one for the Gold Coast with an array of inc...Read more
Food For The Soul: Gold Coast Dining & Culture
Food and culture are a winning combination and on the Gold Coast, there are plenty of unique ways to experience the best of both. Whether it’s cocktails and canapes on the rooftop balcony of our new gallery or Spanish street food at a night market with live tunes, we’re skilled at blending culinary ...Read more
Top 6 Golden Glamping Experiences On The Gold Coast
Want to get back to nature but not a fan of camping? Glamping (glamorous camping) is the perfect solution – you get to experience the great outdoors without compromising on creature comforts. Welcome to the world of super-luxe eco accommodation complete with fine linens, rotating fireplaces, twin ba...Read more
Experience Ultimate Relaxation On The Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is a mecca for rest and relaxation. Beautiful beaches, sea breezes, walkways winding through the rainforest, eateries with 180-degree ocean views, we’ve got it all. Not to mention zen-inducing bathhouses, float tanks and yoga studios, so you can soak, stretch and destress your way to ...Read more
8 Of The Best Markets To Visit On The Gold Coast
When it comes to shopping fresh, nothing beats Gold Coast markets. And here on the Gold Coast we have an array of artisan-inspired marketplaces sprinkled all over the suburbs, dotted beside our beaches and nestled in our valleys. Whether you’re fossicking for one of a kind fashion, wanting to ...Read more
5 Boutique Hotels Reigniting Retro Gold Coast
The Gold Coast has always been known as a glittering holiday destination made even more enticing by the sophisticated skyscrapers and high-rise apartments that dot the shoreline from Surfers Paradise to Coolangatta. While these sky-high accommodation options are the epitome of our sparkly city in so...Read more
Hidden Gems of the Gold Coast
Our amazing beaches and world-famous theme parks are common knowledge, but there’s so much more to explore. Get off the beaten track, dig a little deeper and discover some hidden gems of the Gold Coast. Expect the unexpected with these experiences, activities and accommodation. Pleasant surprises aw...Read more
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.