Why Everyone Is Loving and Flocking to Australia’s Gold Coast (and Why You Should Too!)
The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region located south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It’s renowned for its long beaches, surf spots, theme parks, shopping, active nightlife and hinterland, it has been attracting Australian families and world travellers for many decades.
There are surfing courses for beginners and top waves for more experienced surfers. If you want to keep your feet dry, you can simply lounge on beautiful beaches, immerse yourself in local culture in the vibrant galleries or explore spectacular locations straight from the airport via DriveNow car hire in Gold Coast. Driving around in your own vehicle will make going from one awesome Gold Coast location to another faster and more exciting.
Need more convincing reason why the entire world seems to be flocking the Gold Coast beaches and streets? Well, here’s our top reasons list:
Beaches, unlike anything you’ve seen. Beaches here are the gold standard. The coastline stretches for 35 miles (57 kilometres), plus you can choose from 20 unique beaches – you or your travel mates will surely have something that suits their different demands. Head over to Surfers Paradise for starters as it’s the most popular of all. A trip south will lead you to Mermaid Beach, famed for its laidback appeal. Drive to Millionaire’s Row for a look at extravagant mansions. For extreme waves, visit Burleigh Heads or Coolangatta to experience the charm of an old-school seaside town.
Easy surfing lessons. Australia is a great place to learn how to surf both for leisure or sport. You can quickly pick up this still on your trip to the Gold Coast by visiting one of many surf schools in the area.
Coffee to wake up for. Sure, Melbourne has the best coffee Australia has to offer, but Gold Coast’s coffee won’t disappoint either. If you’re pretty serious when it comes to coffee, check out First Fruits Coffee in Ashmore, Percy’s Corner or Raw Espresso, or Burleigh Heads in Southport.
Markets for your ‘needs’. Everything you could possibly want can be found in Gold Coast’s markets. From food to crafts and arts, car boot sales, we mean everything. Found in the Hinterland, in the suburbs and along the beaches, you’ll surely pass them as you wander around. Check out TVM (The Village Markets), Broadbeach Markets, Marketta Street Food, or Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets – one of Gold Coast’s biggest.
Incredible theme parks. More than long stretches of surfer beaches and hinterlands, Gold Coast also have awesome theme and water parks to offer. Visit theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. Unleash your inner child!
Active nightlife. If there’s anything millennial travellers want when they travel anywhere in the world, it’s the nightlife. Surfer’s Paradise offers clubs, bars, pubs, and nightclubs guaranteed to please you and your friends. Prefer cocktail? Go to The Avenue with its fun cocktails, food that will please foodies and even live stand-up comedy or acoustic music. Head over to SinCity Nightclub for a nightclub with décor that’s out of this world. For a good pub, go to Irish pubs Fiddler’s Green and Waxy’s. Irish pub experience? Yep, it’s here, mate!
What better reason/s do you need to visit? We’re confident that this list has encouraged you to visit the Gold Coast yourself. Time for your very own Australian dream travel adventure!