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Surfing AustraliaA visit to Gold Coast makes for a wonderful holiday as it has something to offer every visitor. Situated 94 kilometers south of Brisbane, Gold Coast with a thriving population of 540,000 is the second largest city in Queensland. The sunny subtropical climate in the region offers beautiful days for perfect holiday.

The best Gold Coast holiday attractions are too numerous to mention, but a good place to begin is Surfer’s Paradise. Here, visitors will find upscale restaurants and cafes, boutique shopping, and cultural attractions. In addition, over 40 percent of Gold Coast accommodation is located in this area. From modest, but attractive to pricey and luxurious there is a Gold Coast accommodation that will please every visitor.

Another of the best Gold Coast holiday attractions is The Spit. This area of Gold Coast offers, among other finds, the Marina Mirage and Sea World. The Marina Mirage is a stylish shopping complex featuring designer boutiques, fine dining restaurants, and art galleries and all practically surrounded by the beautiful blue ocean because it is after all, a spit. They also offer more casual eateries, some alfresco, and a perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the view. Sea World is also at The Spit and there one will find one of the best Gold Coast SeaWorldGold Coast holiday attractions available. One may view and interact with marine life such as polar bears, sharks, and penguins. For an indescribable experience, one may swim with dolphins. If visitors seek a bit more excitement, Sea World offers amusement park rides such as roller coasters, a flume ride, and other offering to satisfy thrill seekers. If the day is warm which is likely there is a water park at this attraction as well as Battle Boats armed with water cannons.

If visitors want a view of the world, then a trip to Sky Point, Australia’s only beachside observation deck is in order. To take in spectacular views one must ride to the top, 230 meters up, by taking one of the world’s fastest elevators. If on the ground is more one’s style then a Saturday visit to the Gold Coast Turf Club to watch the horseracing may be more desirable. The Turf Club offers several dining options.

Of course, some of the best Gold Coast holiday attractions include Australia’s striking and expansive outdoors. The national parks near Gold Coast offer hikes and walks through eucalypt forests, with occasional views of Koalas and taking passage through places like the Kweebani Cave, once used for shelter by Aborigines. If water is more to one’s liking, Gold Coast offers some of the greatest surfing in the world with waves suitable for beginners, intermediates, and experts alike. The staff at one’s Gold Coast accommodation will be happy to provide visitors with helpful information for planning an excursion.

Photo credits:
Surfing Australia: glennharper
Gold Coast SeaWorld: kevgibbo

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