Places to see

From the iconic Surfers Paradise beach to the sophisticated dining precincts of Main Beach and Broadbeach and out to the lush, green Hinterland, there’s a new experience waiting for you at every turn on the Gold Coast. Theme parks, world-renowned beaches and year-round sunshine are just a few of the reasons 10.5 million visitors flock to this vibrant city each year - a destination which is as scenic and peaceful as it is fast paced and active.

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Main Beach, Gold Coast

Main Beach

Main Beach is located just north of the Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise and boasts a sophisticated, yet casual, beach lifestyle.

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast is one of Australia's most iconic - not to mention, most celebrated – holiday destinations.

Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Broadbeach

Broadbeach, south of Surfers Paradise is a precinct full of cafes, restaurants, retailers and is a friendly beachfront...

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast

Burleigh Heads

Acclaimed for its beachside village vibe, Burleigh Heads is dotted with an array of excellent cafes...

Southern Gold Coast

Southern Gold Coast

This southern entertainment hub with restaurants, cafes and bars is surrounded by some of the best surf beaches.

Currumbin, Gold Coast

Currumbin

Currumbin is a photographer's paradise with spectacular views both north and south. With numerous vantage points...

Tamborine Mountain, Gold Coast

Tamborine Mountain

Some say this is the green behind the gold, which makes the Gold Coast so seductive, and it’s easy to see why...

Springbrook, Gold Coast

Springbrook

If the Gold Coast hinterland was home to a supermodel it would most certainly be Springbrook...

Lamington National Park, Gold Coast

Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area...

Coolangatta, Gold Coast

Coolangatta

Visitors flock to the Southern Gold Coast for its change of pace. From here, you can look back towards the Surfers Paradise skyline...

Palm Beach, Gold Coast

Palm Beach

If the Gold Coast had a middle child it would possibly be Palm Beach, nestled between Tallebudgera Creek on one side...

South Stradbroke Island, Gold Coast

South Stradbroke Island

Step aside Gilligan. Should you ever find yourself stranded on South Stradbroke Island or ‘South Straddie’ as the local like to call her...

Kira Beach, Gold Coast

Kirra Beach

This famous part of the Gold Coast is not as spectacular for surfers as it was in its heyday, largely due to the extensive sand deposits in the area...

More Places to see in Gold Coast

More Places

From Arundel to Willow Vale, find out more about why the Gold Coast is known as the 'city of villages'...