Gold Coast

Located south of Brisbane on the sunny Queensland coast, Gold Coast is Australia’s glitzy party resort, with high-rise towers fringing miles of delightful sandy beaches, including the world-famous ‘Surfer’s Paradise’. With thrilling international theme parks, a diverse clubbing scene, luxury shopping opportunities and the glamorous resort of Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast is a dynamic and modern resort that also acts as a launch pad for exploring nearby inland tropical rainforests and national parks. The warm seas of the Gold Coast also provide the perfect place to surf, dive and snorkel, whilst those who prefer dry land can cheer on competitors at one of the many sports festivals held in the resort, including the Coollangatta Ocean Swim.


What you’ll love most about Australia’s Gold Coast

  • Ride the waves at world-renowned surf spots like Surfers Paradise, Kirra Beach, and Snapper Rocks, where golden sands meet crystal-clear waters, creating the perfect backdrop for thrilling surfing adventures
  • Experience heart-pounding excitement at the Gold Coast’s famous theme parks, including Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, and Sea World, offering a mix of exhilarating rides, live shows, and interactive attractions for visitors of all ages
  • Venture into the lush hinterland rainforests of the Gold Coast, such as Lamington National Park and Springbrook National Park, where ancient trees, cascading waterfalls, and scenic hiking trails await exploration, providing a serene contrast to the bustling coastline
  • Dine al fresco at trendy cafes, waterfront restaurants, and gourmet eateries along the vibrant dining precincts of Broadbeach and Burleigh Heads, then experience the pulsating nightlife scene with lively bars, clubs, and entertainment venues scattered throughout Surfers Paradise and beyond
  • Discover a shopper’s paradise along the Gold Coast’s bustling retail hubs, including Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Robina Town Centre, and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, offering a mix of high-end boutiques, designer labels, and bargain finds to satisfy every shopping desire
  • Unwind on the sun-kissed shores of the Gold Coast’s pristine beaches, stretching for miles along the coastline, where you can swim, sunbathe, or simply soak up the laid-back atmosphere while enjoying panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean

Where to Book

  • Enjoying the sun on the beach at Burleigh Heads on Queensland's Gold Coast - Tourism Australia

  • Gold Coast Watersports parasailing - Tourism Australia

  • Waves at Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast - Tourism Australia

  • Surfers by the rocks of Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast - Tourism Australia

  • The Tropic at Gold Coast's Burleigh Heads - Tourism Australia

  • Box Log Falls, Lamington National Park in Gold Coast Queensland - Tourism and Events Queensland

  • Wave cresting in the waters of Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Australia

  • Aerial view of surfers on Surfers Paradise' main beach - Tourism Australia

  • Gold Coast Queensland's Mount Tamborine Rainforest - Tourism Australia

  • Surfers and walkers on the beach at Surfers Paradise - Tourism Australia

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 28℃
  • 28℃
  • 26℃
  • 24℃
  • 21℃
  • 21℃
  • 22℃
  • 24℃
  • 25℃
  • 27℃
  • 28℃
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 9
  • 9
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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