The Gold Coast often proclaims it is "famous for fun," and ne'er a truer statement has even been spoken. The area is home to Australia's biggest and best theme parks, most beautiful beaches, world-class shopping and natural wonders.
It's a great destination for a family holiday with thrilling roller coasters, water parks, animal encounters and children's entertainment. You may choose to stay at or close to the theme parks to make the most of your days. Multi-day and multi-park passes also offer great value if you know you wish to spend more than one day at the park, or if you are visiting multiple theme parks.
Couples will be entranced with romantic walks along the beach, divine dining options and boutique bars.
So whether it's your first time to the Gold Coast, or the fun factor keeps drawing you back for return trips, here are some of the top attractions to keep you entertained.