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The Gold Coast

One of the most popular destinations in Australia offering a wealth of attractions, entertainment, facilities and services.

Gold Coast attractions

The Gold Coast has something for everyone, from Australia’s best beaches, rainforests and waterways to world class theme parks, sporting venues, convention services, shopping precincts and a diverse range of events.

Our city is always growing. We’re developing a strong cultural identity that makes the Gold Coast a vibrant, unique and unconventional place to visit. Our city is made up of a vibrant collection of villages – from our urban business centre in the north, through to our central tourism and entertainment hotspots, and trendy beachside hubs and the laid back lifestyle of the south. 

If you are looking to come to the Gold Coast for a holiday, find everything you need on – things to do, places to see and accommodation.

If you’d like to stay up to date on what is happening in the city – from arts and culture, sport and lifestyle to new restaurants and upcoming events, visit

Attractions & Activities

Things to do

From thrilling theme parks to bustling stunning natural beaches, attractions on the Gold Coast are abundant - find out more about things to do and activities to suit everyone.

Community events


The Gold Coast is fast becoming the regional sporting and events capital of Australia. The city hosts many national and international events. In addition, the city hosts yacht classics, horse races, triathlons and competitions in a variety of sporting codes. Browse our Events calendar to find out what’s on across the Gold Coast.

Our natural environment

Our natural environment

From world heritage listed rainforests and beautiful parklands to our stunning beaches and waterways, there are many diverse habitats where you can discover the natural beauty of our city.

Arts and culture

Arts and culture

The Gold Coast has an exciting emerging cultural scene. It is entrepreneurial, organic, and taps into the youthful energy and spirit of the city. We boast a vibrant live music scene and community of talented artists.

Gold Coast restaurants


The best local produce, innovation and culinary talent combine on the Gold Coast to deliver some of the finest dining, along with great cafe experiences.

Shopping and markets

Shopping and markets

The Gold Coast offers a shopping experience for almost any budget, taste or style. Check out our markets for fantastic food, art and craft and the freshest farmers' produce. Visit Chinatown in the Gold Coast CBD or the markets at Broadwater Parklands.


Visitor resources

Superb weather, stunning landscapes and a vibrant stylish lifestyle - in a city that delivers all of life's little luxuries here are a few essentials you might need to know before coming here. Find out information on Tourist parks and how to get around the city.


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