The beautiful Gold Coast of Australia is known all over the world. It is a perfect coastline to improve your surfing skills, hang out or to just have a good time. From crazy party places like Surfers Paradise and awesome surfing spots to wonderful sunsets. Everything can be found here…
The beautiful Gold Coast of Australia
I visited the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia, when I was living in a car with three friends. We had an awesome road trip along the East Coast of Australia where I have learned a lot of lessons about myself and travelling the world. The beautiful Gold Coast of Australia was always something I wanted to see since the idea of travelling started planting into my head. It is definitely a wonderful part of our planet and there is a lot to see.
Beautiful Gold Coast of Australia: General information
The beautiful Gold Coast of Australia is a coastline of about 60 km along the East Coast of Australia. It lies 80 km away from Brisbane, which is the biggest city of Queensland. Nearly 600.000 people live in the area of the Gold Coast. Especially the subtropical climate and the fantastic beaches as well as surfing conditions attracted a lot of people. Back in the days it was a place where some aboriginal tribe had lived. After James Cook discovered the fertile area, civilization took over and started to grow.
Nowerdays it is very popular for travellers, backpackers and families. It is also important factor for the tourism industry. More than 10.5 million people go there every year. The whole area of the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia is perfectly built out in terms of transportation and tourist attractions. At Surfers Paradise you even find the highest building of the southern hemisphere – the Q1 tower. The temperature at this subtropical latitude is very consistent. It varies between 17°C and 31°C all year around. Perfect for sun worshipers 😉
Beautiful Gold Coast of Australia: What to do and what to see
As I mentioned before, there are a lot of cool things to do on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia. You can either go for sporty/ active stuff or do the typical sightseeing tours. Either way is good, because what you will discover is pretty cool 🙂
One of the main things you have to do while you are exploring Australia is learning how to surf. The beautiful Gold Coast of Australia is a very good spot for that. There are various surf schools and or shops where you can rent a surf board to try it on your own. This coastline is known worldwide for its good conditions and it is perfect for beginners as well as pros. I have tried surfing there for the first time and I absolutely loved it. Surfing is such a great thing to do and you start to get to understand the Australian lifestyle more and more.
What else to see
Besides that you can have a look at the Gold Coast from above on the Sky Observation Deck, go to the Movie World, do a helicopter ride or visit one of many beautiful national parks in the hinterland. Two of these that I have to mention are the Lamington National Park and the Springbrook National Park. I have not been there myself, because I did not have enough time, but they suppose to be very cool. For people, who are into animals, I recommend to visit the Wildlife Sanctuary. They are just as beautiful as the ones that I have seen on Philipp Island.
If you are more into sporty activities, you have a lot of different opportunities. You can go kajaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, biking, hiking or drive a jet ski. There is also something for the more quiet people. You can find a lot of good cafès and restaurants, visit huge shopping centers or go to good wellness centers. And do not forget to eat fish (for example in the Fish House). Maybe one of the best fish based meals you get in whole Australia 😉
Does not really matter what you are into, the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia has something in store for everyone.
Beautiful Gold Coast of Australia: Highlights
The highlights on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia are very hard to pick. Obviously, I can only tell from my point of view. Besides surfing and getting to know the real Australian lifestyle, I really liked Surfers Paradise. The sunsets I have seen there, where absolutely incredible. You can see some of them on my Instagram as well. Another attraction you have to have a look at is the Sunshine Coast. So don’t miss out on that.
Something you should not miss, if you there during March, is the Quicksilver & Roxy Pro’s Gold Coast. It is one of the main events of the surfing world tour and it is cool to see something like that one time. You will meet a lot of nice people at an event like that. It will mainly be Australians, who love surfing and most of them will be very cool/ relaxed, because surfers are just that way usually 🙂
Party scene and cityscape
I also loved the party scene at Surfers. It is one of the biggest, maybe if not the most famous party area in whole Australia. There are countless of bars and clubs to go to. It is great. Especially for young people, who want to have a good time.
But the thing that impressed me the most is the skyline along the beach of Surfers Paradise. It looks surreal, but very beautiful. A good comparison would be Miami, which I picture to look the same way. Postcard material for sure!
So don’t forget the camera. Furthermore it is just a very special feeling to walk along the beach next to all these impressive skyscrapers. So whenever you are there, make sure to do so and try to soak up all the wonderful impressions you get…
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