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Gold Coast

 Australia’s Gold Coast is a fun and diverse city, offering action packed days and fun filled nights that are enjoyed by more than 10 million visitors each year. Families, couples, business delegates and solo travellers will all find an experience to suit their needs and budget, as the Gold Coast serves up more attractions and venues than any other destination in the southern hemisphere. Get into the Gold Coast’s easy living lifestyle with 70 kilometres of sun, sand and surf at your doorstep plus 100,000 hectares of world heritage listed rainforest just a short drive away.

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Surfers Paradise Visitor Information Centre
2 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
+61 7 1300 309 440
Open Monday to Saturday 8.30 am-5.00 pm, Sunday 9.00am-4.00pm

The City

This is where it happens. Excitement beckons at every corner and there is action to be had on every wave along the 70 km of white sand beaches. The region is the theme park capital of Australia offering plenty of hours (or even days) of fun and entertainment. If adrenaline is your thing try Dreamworld’s Giant Drop, if you fancy kissing a seal, head to Seaworld and get a smooch on the cheek, pretend to be a Hollywood star at Movieworld or fling yourself down tubes of gushing water for relief from the Queensland heat at Wet’n’Wild. Surfers Paradise in the north has round-the-clock entertainment with glitz, glamour and heaps of nightclubs and shops. Coolangatta and Tweed Heads in the south have some of Australia’s best breaks and the area is increasingly becoming more popular with surfers. The Gold Coast is whatever you want it to be.

Do & See

No matter if you spend 1 week or 3 weeks here- you will not get bored! The Gold Coast has more to offer than the lovely beach, best surfing and great places for a good night out. Visit for example the fun amusement parks, an art gallery or Tamborine Mountain.

The SkyPoint Observation Deck

Theme Parks

Warner Brothers Movie World

Surfing and Kite-surfing

Burleigh Head National Park

South Stradbroke Island

Tamborine Mountain

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Gold Coast Skydive

Gold Coast Cruises

Gold Coast Art Gallery

Broadwater Parklands

Infinity

Paradise Jet Boating

Dining

The multicultural nature of the Gold Coast has led to the delicious and successful food and wine industry, cultivating everything from soft-shell crabs and goat cheese to locally bred Wagyu beef and award-winning boutique wines. The Gold Coast has attracted prominent restaurateurs and operators from the southern capitals and around the world to progress this dynamic region. This has ensured locations such as Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Coolangatta and the Hinterland to remain highly regarded for their delectable choice of dining options. Similarly, beachside cafes, snack bars and budget priced eateries are in abundance to ensure a taste to suit every style.

Lemongrass Thai

Melbas

Fables Restaurant

Donto Sapporo

Bavarian Haus Restaurant

Pancakes In Paradise

The Cuban

Hogs Breath Cafe Broadbeach

Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant

La Porchetta

Moo Moo The Wine Bar And Grill

Cafes

With the laid back atmosphere on the Gold Coast you have many places to choose from when you are in the mood for coffee, juice or something a bit sweeter. Here you will find everything from great coffee shop chains to small privately owned cafés.

Elephant Rock Café

Hard Coffee

The Coffee Club

Bars & Nightlife

That ambience of true bustling seaside culture, contrasted by a groovy night time buzz makes the Gold Coast a distinctively active area and a true party destination. Of course a sampling of the all-night entertainment will ensure an experience to remember.

The area Surfers Paradise has a delightful range of evening activities. Broadbeach also has an expanding mall area which provides a 24-hour epicentre of activity. It is here you will find the iconic Conrad Jupiters Casino and its range of cabaret shows, gambling facilities and newly established bars and restaurants.

Melbas

Seventy7 Café + Bar

Surfers Paradise RSL Club

Bedroom Lounge Bar

Platinum Nightclub

Elsewhere

Surf Club Kurrawa

Kirra Sports Club

Escape Bar & Club

Underground Nightclub

Central Lounge Bar & Dining

Love Nightlife

D'arcy Arms

SinCity Nightclub

Shopping

With some of Australia’s largest retail centres and most stylish fashion precincts, even grocery shopping on the Gold Coast is an enticing prospect. Browse the generous complexes, take a shopping tour, peruse the boutiques, wander through the piazzas and pay particular attention to the factory outlet precincts. This grand assortment of Gold Coast retail experiences will surely satisfy every taste in fashion. Among the host of opportunities available to willing travellers are several key shopping precincts that are an essential feature of the Gold Coast retail trail and all within easy reach.

Carrara Markets

Robina Town Centre

Pacific Fair

Harbour Town

The Oasis Shopping Centre

Australia Fair

Marina Mirage

Miami Marketta

Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre

Coastal Expressions

Ugg King

Paradise Centre Surfers Paradise

Spirit Of Australia Gallery

Roxy

Essential Information

Airport

Gold Coast Airport is located at Coolangatta, 22 kilometres south of Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast Airport has a transport and information desk right outside international arrivals.
www.goldcoastairport.com.au

The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle meets all flights and takes passengers to Surfers Paradise. You can buy tickets in advance online.
www.surfside.com.au

You can save considerably, though, if you use the free Airport Link shuttle out to the Gold Coast Highway where you can catch bus 700, 760 or 765 into Surfers Paradise or to Coolangatta. Buses go several times an hour all day and night.

Taxis are also available immediately outside the terminal.

Public transport

The Gold Coast has a range of public transport options including trains and buses. The local bus operator is Surfside Buslines, which provides regular services and a network covering most locations. Weekly tickets for unlimited travelling with busses are available. The company also provides shuttle busses between the theme parks.

Citytrain operates a rail line in the hinterland that connects to the Brisbane suburban rail network. The main stations on the Gold Coast are Coomera, Nerang and Robina.
www.citytrain.com.au

Ferries and water taxis connect islands and canal estates.
Gold Coast Ferries
+61 4 1171 1274
www.goldcoastferries.com.au

Taxi

Gold Coast Water Taxis
+61 4 03 58 78 04

Regent Taxis
+61 13 10 08
www.regenttaxis.com.au

Post

Centro Centre

Address: Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Phone: +61 4 13 13 18

Pharmacy

Surfers Paradise Day and Night Pharmacy.

Address: 14/3221 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Gold Coast

Phone: +61 7 5592 1321

Telephone

Country code: +61

Area code: 07

Electricity

240 V / 50 Hz

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