When it comes to fun in the sun and dizzying nightlife, California’s Santa Monica or Venice Beach come to mind. Our beach getaways in Australia are pretty special too, though – and the glitter strip of the Gold Coast is one of the most popular. BYO sunscreen and check it out!
There is no more iconic Aussie beach destination than this. And yes – you can surf here too!
The Gold Coast is world-famous for its many theme parks and Dreamworld is the perfect introduction. Try the ‘Tower of Terror’.
This is where it all happens at night: bars, restaurants, people-watching and more – and it’s right across from the beach.
Several big-name movies have been filmed in and around the Gold Coast, including Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Thor: Ragnarok, Unbroken and San Andreas. Village Roadshow Studios is the biggest studio lot in the southern hemisphere and attracts film-makers from around the globe.