Gold Coast has it all!....brief guide to the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia.

A combination of golden beaches, a green mountain hinterland and the most varied theme attractions in Australia, make Queensland’s Gold Coast the Beaches.

Surfing beaches with such alluring names as Mermaid Beach and Surfers Paradise offer soft golden sand, rolling waves and the perfect setting for a walk along the shoreline. The clean, uncrowded beaches may be the main thing families are looking for in a holiday and the Gold Coast has them all in abundance.

Theme parks

Nestled behind the sand dunes at the northern end of the Gold Coast is Sea World; the nation’s most comprehensive marine zoological park. It gives visitors a unique entertainment and educational window to the underwater world, as well as the best daily exhibition of stunt water skiing. View tiger sharks at Shark Bay, delight in the energetic and playful behaviour of Australia’s only polar bears or enjoy the seal and dolphin presentations where both children and adults will be on the edge of their seats as these beautiful marine creatures go through a series of complicated and entertaining jumps, flips and rolls. Sea World also has a water park and a series of exciting rides.

Other major theme attractions on the Gold Coast include Warner Bros. Movie World and Dreamworld. The entry price covers all rides and attractions within each complex. At Warner Bros. Movieworld, guests can see movies being made and enjoy a variety of stunt shows. Rides such as the Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster, Lethal Weapon and the Wild West Falls Adventure Ride make it a day to remember. Enter through the impressive gates of Dreamworld and a day of excitement awaits you at every turn. Cuddle koalas, see rare gold and white Bengal tigers on Tiger Island, ride the rapids in a hollowed-out log, climb aboard the thrilling Tower of Terror or the Giant Drop or delight in the all new Wiggles World.

Dining

The Gold Coast has more restaurants per square kilometre than anywhere else in Australia. With a mix of cultures and influences for any budget, the delight of dining out is now an integral part of the family holiday scene.