Gold Coast Region Guides


Surfers Paradise

The famous glitz and glamour strip of the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise offers some of the best swimming and surfing as well as a vibrant nightlife. Home to an impressive range of bars, restaurants and nightlife, Surfers also features bungee jumping, the annual Indy 500 and a wide range of attractions.

Patrolled Beaches


South of Surfers, Broadbeach is one of the Gold Coast's fastest growing tourist destinations thanks to major shopping opportunities at Pacific Fair as well as the Casino. Close to the beach, Broadbeach has no shortage of things to do including entertaining theatre restaurants.


Main Beach

Located in the Gold Coast's north, Main Beach is set on the Spit and offers one of the best beaches on the coast as well as plenty of designer boutiques, specialty stores, bars, cafes and restaurants.

Coolangatta Beach


Located in the very south of the Gold Coast, Coolangatta or 'Cooly' as it's known by the locals, is a pretty beachside town. A far more relaxed vibe than the main areas of the coast, Coolangatta is home to a wonderful range of cafes and bistros as well as Sunday markets.

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Sanctuary Cove

Located north of Surfers Paradise, Sanctuary Cove is the first completely integrated tourist resort in Australia. Home to a Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove boasts a fantastic range of facilities including specialty stores, a number of dining options, a health and fitness centre as well as 2 championship golf courses.

Swimming Pool

Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach is located south of Broadbeach and enjoys an illustrious reputation as home to some of the more prestigious beachfront real estate on the Gold Coast. Pacific Fair is also just minutes away and offers some of the best and most diverse shopping on the coast.

Gold Coast City Sights - Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads

Set midway between Surfers and 'Cooly', Burleigh Heads offers the best of both worlds. Enjoying a relaxed, family friendly holiday atmosphere, Burleigh offers uncrowded beaches with regular surf and athletics competitions.


Gold Coast Hinterland

Winding up from the beachside towns of the Gold Coast, the hinterland offers a stunning contrast of charming mountain villages and dense, tranquil rainforest. Often referred to as the 'green behind the gold', the hinterland offers antique shops, tea houses, art galleries, crafts, national parks and country pubs.