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The Gold Coast Guide – Planning Your 2019 Trip

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If you are fortunate enough to be planning a trip to the Gold Coast, you are sure to be dazzled by the stunning beauty and exciting opportunities that await you when you arrive. With so many beautiful destinations to explore, activities to take part in, incredible food to sample and culture to soak up, this slice of Aussie heaven certainly will not disappoint.

There is plenty to see and do for everyone, no matter what your interests, tastes or budget are. In fact, the only downside is that you probably will not have time to get around to everything you want to on this beautiful section of Australian coastline. Take some time to do your research, check out some travel blogs, read forums and ask anyone you know who may have visited previously, so you can make the most of your time on the Gold Coast.


Let’s take a closer look at some of the top attractions and destination to help you narrow down your search to the essential must-see sights, to ensure your time will be well-spent and relaxing.

Don’t Miss Out On A Great Barrier Reef Road Trip

The world-famous Great Barrier Reef should be at the top of your list of things to see. The Reef is the largest living thing on Earth and is approximately 2300 kilometres long (so you may not get the opportunity to see all of it)! The opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, and diving are abundant and you will definitely enjoy spotting the coral teeming with countless species of fish and other aquatic life.

Getting to the Reef from the Gold Coast is straightforward. You can take buses or the train, or you can even rent a car for greater convenience. If you run into any problems along the way you can simply contact mobile mechanics from Gold Coast to help you out. Drive safe and enjoy!

Explore The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist destinations. Featuring several opportunities to observe animals of all kinds and many activities to occupy your time, the Sanctuary is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Be sure not to miss the opportunity to take your photo with a koala but watch your hands when you take part in the crocodile feeding!

Hit The Beach

The Gold Coast is probably best known for its scenic beaches. In fact, you probably know this already if you are considering a vacation to the area! With just some towels, swimsuits, a picnic lunch, and a good book, you can spend the afternoon lounging in the sun. The only problem will be deciding on which beach to explore. In this regard, Surfer’s Paradise is sure to please but it can often be swarming with people. If you prefer a calmer environment, check out Main Beach. The white sand and nearby eateries will be sure to put you in a proper vacationing mood.

Hire Bikes

If you and your family are outdoorsy types, be sure to consider renting some bikes for a day to see the landscape from a more relaxed vantage point. Packing a lunch and hitting the trails can also be a healthy and refreshing way to shake off the jet lag of your flight. Check out the beach trail from Surfer’s Beach to Coolangatta and enjoy the picturesque coastal views.

Choose The Best Time To Visit

Depending on your age and the type of group you are travelling with, there are different “ideal times” for visiting the Gold Coast area. Be sure to consider the season when planning specific activities (to avoid any disappointment when you are already there). The best weather and lowest rainfall fit into the period between the end of April into May. This might be ideal for most travellers, but be sure to consider your own needs.

Most Of All, Enjoy Yourself!

The Gold Coast offers a wide variety of experiences and sights that can be catered to be family-friendly, perfect for couples, or both! While this brief list has hopefully helped you to plan your imminent vacation, you can be sure that much more awaits you when you arrive.

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