The Gold Coast is literally the best of both "outdoor" worlds.
There's the long stretch of beaches with their gloriously golden sands and the myriad of water activities that accompany them, from learning to surf in the ocean and kayaking in the hidden waterways to jet skiing at top speeds along the coast.
Only an hour or two inland, find the heavenly surrounds of the Gold Coast hinterland with its lush greenery, majestic rainforest and rolling hills. It's here you can truly bask in the outdoors and explore Tamborine Mountain with attractions like the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk and Thunderbird Park.
Then take to the skies in a hot air balloon or a helicopter to truly appreciate the wonder of Mother Nature at work.