Gold Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Gold Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Australia’s Gold Coast is situated in subtropical
Queensland, just an hours drive from the state capital,
Brisbane. The Gold Coast is a fast-growing city of a
half million people, drawn by the miles of perfect coastline, and a sun-drenched
lifestyle. The central Gold Coast skyline looks like
a gathering of giants wriggling their toes in the warm Pacific. There’s a natural spirit here, found in the
incredible beaches, the ocean’s shifting moods, and in the cool
waterfalls and deep forests of the hinterland. But there’s a human spirit too, dedicated
to family, vitality, and, having the time of your life! The Gold Coast got its start as a vacation
retreat in the 1850s, near its northern end. It’s here, that the
Gold Coast still shines brightest. Surfers Paradise, is a complete destination
in itself; a glittering resort, shopping and entertainment
strip. Head to the Sky-point Observation Deck to
see the Gold Coast’s beaches unfurl in a 20-mile ribbon of sand, studded
with headlands, parks and waterways. Just to the south of Surfers Paradise is Broadbeach,
where the pace begins to slow. The further you move down the coast the more
relaxed the vibe. Burleigh Heads, is home to a stunning national
park, and one Australia’s legendary surf breaks. It’s easy to see why this headland has been
an Aboriginal gathering place for thousands of years. A little further south is Currumbin, a place
where the bush meets the beach. Hit the waves between Elephant and Currumbin
Rocks, or just go for a float in the sparkling serenity of the estuary. Follow the shoreline south to the Gold Coast’s
most southern beachside neighborhood, Coolangatta. Just a five minute drive from the Gold Coast’s
international airport, Coolangatta is the regions gateway for most
international and interstate visitors. With its shady parks, sheltered beaches and
river, Coolangatta is a popular choice for families. And when the conditions are right, it produces
some of the most spectacular surf in Australia. The Gold Coast offers plenty of thrills besides
its fabulous coastline, it’s the theme park capital of Australia. Spend a day riding the waves and waterslides
at Wet ‘n’ Wild. Just up the road, cool off and ride the tubes
at Dreamworld’s White Water World. Dreamworld is Australia’s largest theme park. It features over 40 rides for all ages, and
themed lands like Tiger Island. Experience Hollywood on the Gold Coast, at
Warner Brothers Movie World. Strap yourself in and take off, on some of
the best roller-coasters Downunder. Then buckle up, for The Hollywood Stunt Driver
show. Next door, at the Australian Outback Spectacular, saddle-up to a three course meal as some of
the country’s best horsemen and women celebrate the spirit of the bush. At Sea World, celebrate the spirit of the
ocean with some of the sea’s most endearing creatures, and a few of the less cuddly ones too. There’s also plenty of rides to explore between
the shows. If you’re feeling the need to settle the nerves
after all those theme parks, head to the hills. Just a 30 minute drive inland and perched
high on the rim of an ancient volcano, is Mount Tamborine. Explore the rainforest trails and skywalk, before sampling the local produce and wines
at Tamborine Village. A little further South, is Springbrook, a
world heritage listed national park filled with ancient forests, secret places,
and waterfalls that have been flowing since the dawn of time. From up here, high on the escarpment, the
Gold Coast beckons, back to the sand, back to the rides, and back to the spirit of Australia’s brightest
vacation destination.

100 Comments

  • Flight Of Spice Blog

    November 16, 2017

    OMG love this travel guide!! can you check out mine in my chanel? What do you think!?

    Reply
  • Mustafa The Almighty Youtube Pooper

    December 14, 2017

    Australia is…….magic.

    Reply
  • Fahmie Abu Bakar

    December 16, 2017

    Very full of information 👍

    Reply
  • Fahmie Abu Bakar

    December 22, 2017

    Super nice. glad to share my Gold Coast video with you guys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0agK3uAGtw

    Reply
  • megaslayercho

    December 25, 2017

    Wish I was born there.

    Reply
  • Lit Shot Productions

    January 16, 2018

    Who else has been to Sydney?

    Reply
  • Dexcellent Productions

    January 30, 2018

    Great video and informative.

    Reply
  • Selenators Forever

    February 14, 2018

    Can you do One Day In Gold Coast, please?

    Reply
  • Lexi Plays Roblox - From the Moonlight Sisters

    February 15, 2018

    OMG

    Reply
  • Abhinav Kumar .official

    February 17, 2018

    its like LA

    Reply
  • Nurul tea

    February 18, 2018

    I love Gold Coast. Surfer Paradise Hard Rock Cafe, Gianni Versace Resort and Hotel, Dream World, Movie World and Sea World. From Sydney by car we can see Byron bay from high way, Big Banana place (Russel Crow, Hollywood actor born in there). Amazing place. Wonderful and beautiful holiday.

    Reply
  • Alward Grover

    February 19, 2018

    Shit hole drug epidemic bikies turds dark at 7pm in the summer they should bring in daylight saving hotels expensive in fact everything expensive traffic jams everywhere cheaper to go Singapore or Europe in a nut shell don't waste your $$$ going to the Gold/Coast it is a shite hole

    Reply
  • Thunder Alf

    February 21, 2018

    beautiful place in Austraila i saw that the show H20 add water was filmed here wow amazing looking

    Reply
  • BIKER *****

    February 27, 2018

    BEAUTIFUL AND DANGEROUS..

    Reply
  • Money Hacks

    March 1, 2018

    Great video! I also wanna let everyone know that AussiePrizes are giving out Vouchers worth $2,000 at Gold Coast Theme Parks; so you can Explore the Gold Coast's theme parks with thrilling rides & experiences: Swim with sharks, cuddle koalas & ride some of the world's greatest water slides. All for Free. Enter now: http://bit.ly/2F08FQn for a chance to save you some money 🙂

    Warm Regards 🙂

    Reply
  • Darch Angel

    March 4, 2018

    Is it okay here to go for a swim even on winter?

    Reply
  • jacob kanal

    March 7, 2018

    I have been there bruh

    Reply
  • karl wills

    March 13, 2018

    Rains all the time here,

    Reply
  • love lake

    March 16, 2018

    Когда-нибудь побываю там,обязательно

    Reply
  • Crazy Clown

    April 2, 2018

    Its a fuckin shithole full of crime, drugs & bogans

    Reply
  • The Dime Drawer

    April 4, 2018

    It's like the Miami of Australia.

    Reply
  • vlog. com

    April 12, 2018

    How many are here after the commonwealth games???

    Reply
  • Anne Shaw

    April 20, 2018

    Magic place. Best place in Australia to live.

    Reply
  • Cairo M

    May 16, 2018

    Paradise

    Reply
  • JoshTDS

    May 19, 2018

    Did u know that the Q1 the tall blue building is the tallest building in aussy

    Reply
  • ahundredmillionstars

    May 29, 2018

    Visited the GC a few weeks back. Absolutely incredible place. I shall remember it forever. I can't wait to go again

    Reply
  • Munetoshi Yamasaki

    June 9, 2018

    Gold Coast has the most friendly  people in Australia!

    Reply
  • EUROPEAN EAGLE

    June 11, 2018

    Bether than Miami good job Aussie's

    Reply
  • George White

    June 15, 2018

    Gold Coast is a mixture of Honolulu and Miami

    Reply
  • Kimberley Kearns

    July 14, 2018

    Gold coast

    Reply
  • 19 Sho

    July 19, 2018

    Australia looks so fun.

    Reply
  • Joe Jones

    July 28, 2018

    EXPEDIA…..you had better double check everything. At their request I submitted a "review" of a trip I recently took. After the "edit" it must have been someone else's trip. Just a tip to those of us that are "wise"…LOL not many left but you know who you are!

    Reply
  • Chris MacAnally

    August 4, 2018

    Wow is very nice

    Reply
  • Jasbir Singh

    August 12, 2018

    I went gold coast with my family we enjoyed very much and stayed at surfers paradise so beautiful Gold Coast is .

    Reply
  • Cyclamen

    August 13, 2018

    Home and Away, Neighbours, The Sullivans, Flying Doctors, Sons & Daughters is finished. Nothing but a false pipe dream of Australia. The real Australia is punched holes in the ozone layer, crime, and drunk Aboriginal people dotted all over the place. Don't catch melanoma from intense sun exposure, it's a very slow and cancerous death.

    Reply
  • Work Eat Travel

    August 23, 2018

    When you go to Goldcoast, don't forget to go to the Q1 building's observation deck, BREATHTAKING VIEW of the beach and the concrete jungle – – – – – > https://youtu.be/fR2aUTt3bNU

    Reply
  • Billy Hammerton

    August 26, 2018

    going here on Wednesday!!

    Reply
  • Mtvarisa Dgebuadze

    September 6, 2018

    i really like coast

    Reply
  • Mtvarisa Dgebuadze

    September 6, 2018

    i really like buildings

    Reply
  • Mtvarisa Dgebuadze

    September 6, 2018

    i like waves

    Reply
  • Mtvarisa Dgebuadze

    September 7, 2018

    and can you travel in georgia?

    Reply
  • Luka Kapanadze

    September 10, 2018

    3:18 wow..it's nice evo 💙 and cool drift by that 😍

    Reply
  • Luka Kapanadze

    September 10, 2018

    3:03 is that guy alrvi now?😂😂😂😂

    Reply
  • Luka Kapanadze

    September 10, 2018

    3:03 is that guy alive now?😂😂😂

    Reply
  • Nino Kupatadze

    September 11, 2018

    here is beautiful sea and beach

    Reply
  • Nino Kupatadze

    September 11, 2018

    here is very good waves

    Reply
  • Nika Chitia

    September 11, 2018

    Hey. I would do my city, in the zoo, and in park my city would definitely have three things.

    Reply
  • Ed Wasil

    September 13, 2018

    Currumbin Valley is a pristine rain Forrest, The gold coast economy survives on eco tourism,
    people come to the gold coast for the environmental beauty, often escaping polluted urban centres.
    Areas like Currumbin valley offer an oasis in a noisy hustle and bustle world ….
    for council to consider a development of this nature goes against the greater good of the community and of the gold coast as a eco tourist destination
    There is clear lack of compliance of the various DA requirements ..
    Adequate notice not given to the community ( the community is the whole valley not just the immediate neighbours) the gold coast community and gold coast tourism
    The concerns re traffic congestion, infrastructure inadequacy are real
    ie old wooden single lane bridge , the sewerage generated in septic tanks on the banks of a pristine creek etc

    i believe council are in breach of a fair code of conduct in this matter ..with no regard for the impact on the wider community and environment …
    The matter i believe should be referred to the land and environment court and defeated. all council members who are involve din this clandestine operation should be dismissed and a investigation carried out.

    Reply
  • Chris Summerfield HD TV International

    September 25, 2018

    Looks grreat. If I was young it would have been a great place to re locate to.

    Reply
  • Global Travel

    September 29, 2018

    http://airpolandcentral.com/

    Reply
  • Nicole 73

    October 9, 2018

    Zu Deutsch wechseln

    I spent four weeks in coolangatta and it was the best holiday of my life.
    The people, the Nature, the Sea and history is simply enviable.
    I'll save for next year 🙂
    Australia is a dreamland❤

    Reply
  • Jose Rivera

    October 15, 2018

    We are proud to live here from 2 of July 1992 we come from Santa Ana El Salvador I came as a Refugee Political

    Reply
  • fe 10

    October 20, 2018

    My favorito place in The world

    Reply
  • Guo Fred

    October 20, 2018

    I want to die here.

    Reply
  • Work Eat Travel

    October 29, 2018

    Loved the place.
    Please watch the video of our vacation at Gold Coast Thanks! https://youtu.be/XZ218kiM_2Q =)

    Reply
  • Michael Edwards

    October 29, 2018

    don't forget a nightclub ride experience in a stretched hummer

    Reply
  • Katie Beaumont

    November 7, 2018

    You don’t get any of this in the uk 🇬🇧😂😂

    Reply
  • De U

    November 16, 2018

    nice resort city

    Reply
  • Nícolas Zielinski

    November 25, 2018

    live there

    Reply
  • CameraMan66

    November 28, 2018

    THEME PARKS!!!!!

    Reply
  • Anne Shaw

    December 11, 2018

    Needs more Casinos. Monopolies don't work .

    Reply
  • AdamTheMan1993

    December 13, 2018

    Gold Coast is a much better place than Honolulu

    Reply
  • cosmic

    December 24, 2018

    For some reason this video has way more likes then a other video, it’s the same thing..

    Reply
  • GG Meow

    December 26, 2018

    I live in the good coast

    Reply
  • GG Meow

    December 26, 2018

    I mean in the gold coast

    Reply
  • discipline is king

    January 9, 2019

    I am from Germany, I have been staying in Sydney Australia for 6 month and now my dream is to move to Australia permanently. It’s so hard to get the permission… It’s my dream, does anyone have an advice? Thank you 🙂

    Reply
  • Justin Wigg

    January 12, 2019

    LOL @ the surfer dropping in at 1:34 – I wonder if the footage includes him getting his arse kicked afterwards…

    Reply
  • SAMBA

    January 24, 2019

    #Sharknado

    Reply
  • William Reid

    January 26, 2019

    I live living on the Gold Coast, it’s absolutely perfect for families I strongly recommend living here

    Reply
  • Max 24_01

    January 27, 2019

    What is it like to live there and can you live well here?

    Reply
  • Brody Marsh

    February 3, 2019

    I wish I could move there 😔

    Reply
  • aisen Lara

    February 11, 2019

    PlZ,,,Make a video about kuwait.

    Reply
  • Ankit Bisht

    February 18, 2019

    wowww

    Reply
  • Carolyn Walkley

    February 27, 2019

    I am allowed slime at school

    Reply
  • MagicDVDBarbie

    March 5, 2019

    h2o just add water intensifies

    Reply
  • Tim

    March 15, 2019

    1:45 does anyone know the name of the location here?

    Reply
  • Vloutiful TV

    March 17, 2019

    I want to go there, because of my fave childhood show… H20 just add water

    Reply
  • Steven Weiler

    March 22, 2019

    Used to live there and go to Aquinas College nice place I miss QLD so much

    Reply
  • Idea Swell with a hint of Mayo

    April 4, 2019

    This video was great and helped inspire me to make this video about traveling the Gold Coast on a budget: https://youtu.be/Qsmigvj1jf8

    Reply
  • LIL XXX 23

    April 8, 2019

    I have a beach house in the gold cost

    Reply
  • Adrian Motley

    April 8, 2019

    I want to live there someday! 🇦🇺

    Reply
  • Evan Tamu

    April 12, 2019

    Nice place

    Reply
  • Ahmed Ferdous

    April 16, 2019

    i'm going to gold coast in 2 days inshallah!

    Reply
  • Ahmed Alzaabi

    April 19, 2019

    I went to goaldcost it is amazingly beatuf

    Reply
  • Billy McGuinness

    April 27, 2019

    https://youtu.be/IyaRVldRG_4 newer version 2019

    Reply
  • George Bendall

    May 2, 2019

    BACK IN 2013 ME AND MY STEP FAMILY WENT TO THE THEME PARKS SUCH AS SEAWORLD RESORT AND WATER PARK,WARNER BROS MOVIEWORLD AND WET N WILD WATER PARK AND THEY WERE AWESOME WE ALSO WENT TO THE MARKET AT NIGHTTIME N=AND THE RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING MALL

    Reply
  • aisen Lara

    May 7, 2019

    Could you make a video about Oxford city?

    Reply
  • Taco

    June 10, 2019

    I'm going to the Gold Coast today, I'm excited!! 😄

    Reply
  • Just Cade

    June 17, 2019

    One of my dream destinations 😍 Australia is such a beautiful country, love from America.

    Reply
  • Konstantin Kuzminykh

    June 21, 2019

    great hun

    Reply
  • Elisa B.

    June 26, 2019

    Mako Island ;D

    Reply
  • Millionaire Marketing Agency

    July 5, 2019

    we work and live here!

    Reply
  • hennycolada

    July 18, 2019

    I’m going here to Study Abroad in August so excited!!! 😆

    Reply
  • Jim Freemsn

    July 24, 2019

    This place freaks me out. Coming from Boston it feels like I would be living on a different planet

    Reply
  • Sonic Seven

    August 14, 2019

    Anyone know the name of that place in the middle of Australia it's a resort ..hidden Oasis or something

    Reply
  • alimkhan kabdolov

    August 30, 2019

    I saw in dream some heavenly place…i didn't know that it really exists!

    Reply
  • Go Surfers Paradise

    September 4, 2019

    Gold Coast 🙂

    Reply
  • PJGSJ

    September 6, 2019

    Kinda reminds me of Florida.

    Reply
  • fitzyswrld on insta

    September 10, 2019

    I lived there for 10 years now I live in Melbourne 😢 I still go up every holidays

    Reply
  • Bandana hamal

    September 12, 2019

    I am coming very soon

    Reply

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