Reasons to visit Australia’s Gold Coast

There are thousands of potential destinations all over the world, and trying to narrow your choice down to just one – and the right one, at that – isn’t always an easy task.

For some lucky people, they’ll instantly know where they want to go, what they want to see, and why, but for others (and probably the majority), this is a much harder decision. There are so many options, each one with its own great reasons for going, and if you tried to go through the all, it would take longer than your trip ever would. You might never come up with an answer at all. 

That’s why guides like this one can be so useful. In this blog, we’ll go through all the reasons why Australia’s Gold Coast could be the perfect place for your next trip, and by the end, you might just be ready to book. Read on to find out more. 

Beautiful Beaches 

Part of the allure of the Gold Coast has to be its beautiful beaches, which are famous around the world and which stretch for an amazing 57 kilometers along the coastline. The great thing about these beaches is that they’re all different and unique, so no matter what it is you’re looking for from a beach, the Gold Coast will have it. 

One great example is Surfers Paradise Beach. You’ve probably seen this particular beach in movies or on postcards because it’s the beach with Queensland’s iconic skyline right behind it – it’s certainly going to be familiar to you even if you’ve never been there before. As the name suggests, this beach is the perfect spot for surfers, but you can still enjoy it even if you don’t want to ride the waves, especially in the evenings when there’s often live music, beachfront markets, and street performers of all kinds, not to mention bars and cafes. 

If that sounds too full and busy, what about Burleigh Heads Beach? This is a more laidback place that’s actually surrounded by a gorgeous national park making it just right for a picnic, sunbathing, and paddling. If you want to upgrade a little, try Main Beach, which is where you’ll find a lot of fine dining restaurants and upscale shops if that’s your thing. Plus, you can try some Gold Coast fishing with charters that depart from Main Beach. 

Culture And Art

The Gold Coast is well known for its rich history and culture, and you can explore it all when you visit, especially if you’re interested in indigenous communities. This area is home to the Yugambeh people, and they’ve lived in the area for many thousands of years, which means there’s a lot of history, culture, and art to discover. The Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre is a great place to start, but this really is only the beginning and there is so much more to see while you’re in the area. 

One thing that’s certainly worth doing is going to the many art galleries along the Gold Coast, as you’ll see all kinds of art, from traditional Aboriginal paintings to modern art by local artists. 

The Weather 

If you want to go to a holiday destination that offers exceptional weather (which many people do as it gives them a lot more freedom to plan some great days out), the Gold Coast ticks that box too. It has a subtropical climate, so the weather is good pretty much all year round, including long, hot summers and pleasant, mild winters. In fact, the Gold Coast has about 300 days of sun every year, so you’re more than likely going to get good weather no matter when you visit. 

As we said, when the weather is good, and you can rely on it while you’re away, you can do so much more than if you had to wait to see if the rain was going to stop. That makes lazy days on the beach much more possible, and your fishing trip can be booked well in advance. Plus, if you think the summer sun will be too much, go during the winter and you’ll be able to make the most of hiking and cycling that wouldn’t be possible when the sun really blazes. 

Theme Parks 

It’s true that theme parks aren’t for everyone, and they’re not what makes a holiday in many cases, but if you do happen to love the thrills and adventure they can give you, then the Gold Coast makes a fantastic choice – there are loads of different theme parks to choose from. 

One of the biggest and most exciting theme parks on the Gold Coast is Warner Bros. Movie World, where you can step into the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. The rides, as you might expect, are themed around cinema, and there is something there for all ages, from family friend attractions like the Looney Tunes Carousel to the massive and heart-pounding DC Rivals HyperCoaster. There are also live shows and meet and greets with various characters, including plenty of superheroes. 


If you’re more interested in nature, then Sea World might suit you better. This theme park mixes fun with education, and you’ll get to learn a vast amount about sea life by watching dolphin shows, seeing polar bears, and even going underwater (or that’s how it will feel) in the Shark Bay exhibit. But there are roller coasters there too, so you’ll get to do everything in one place if that’s something that appeals. 

Or how about something really special? The Gold Coast is where you’ll find Dreamworld, Australia’s biggest theme park. With rides and entertainment a-plenty, you could spend a whole day there and not get to experience it all. Plus, they have the Australian Wildlife Experience, where you can get up close and personal with koalas and kangaroos, and that’s worth the admission price alone. 

Final Thoughts

Australia’s Gold Coast might not be the first place you think of when you start to work out where you will go on your next adventure, but perhaps it’s time it should be. With so much to offer and so much for you and your family to do, it’s the kind of trip that will stay with you forever. 

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