The Gold Coast is Australia’s playground... a sparkling strip of imposing high-rises, sun-drenched beaches, mansion-flanked waterways and world-class entertainment.

Enjoying an idyllic year-round climate, a spectacular range of natural landscapes, and a large selection of attractions – covering everything from theme parks to shopping centres and nightclubs to restaurants – the region attracts millions of visitors every year.

Exuding a stunning contrast of natural and man-made diversity, the Gold Coast can be as scenic and serene, as it is fast-paced and bustling.

The Gold Coast in 36 Hours
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The Gold Coast in 36 Hours

Words: Bryce Corbett Visions of tawdry motels, bikini-clad meter maids, garish skyscrapers and Bacardi-Breezered schoolies loomed. The prospect of existing on a steady diet of pizza-by-the-slice and barely drinkable coffee. Sophisticated is not a word that springs to mind. And yet listen to any one of the Goldie’s many proponents — from the Gold Coast mayor to the celebrity