It’s named Australia’s favourite playground for a reason. 300 days of sunshine a year, pristine beaches, theme parks, a lush hinterland and more. And you can earn 10,000 bonus Qantas Points on all Gold Coast Holiday Packages booked before 7 August 2021.~
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Stretching northward from Tweed Heads to just south of Brisbane, and westward to the rainforests of Lamington National Park, the Gold Coast includes such internationally recognised areas as Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads and Stradbroke Island. So whether it's sunshine, nightlife, nature or excitement you're after, you'll discover it on the Gold Coast.
What are the must-see attractions on the Gold Coast?
No matter what attraction you're seeking, chances are you'll find it on the Gold Coast.
Perhaps the most famous area of the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise is more than just heaven for surfers of all abilities. Apart from the sheer natural beauty of the beach and its surrounds, there are several must-see attractions in Surfers Paradise for the first time and seasoned traveller alike.
Home to world famous theme parks such as Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet 'n' Wild, Surfers Paradise offers plenty of activities for families, couples and solo travellers. From whale spotting cruises to jet boat rides, kayaking to paddleboards and indoor skydiving to learning to surf, there's more than enough to keep the thrill seekers happy.
Alternatively, check out many of the area's hidden bars and restaurants, catch a dinner and show at Dracula's Cabaret, or simply take a stroll amongst the artisanal handicrafts and fresh produce of the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets - held every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night along the Foreshore between 4 and 9pm.
Head to Broadbeach for one of Queensland's best cafe scenes, hug a Koala in the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, touch the sky with the Skypoint Climb atop the iconic Q1 building or check out live performances, arts events and more at HOTA - Home of the Arts in Surfers Paradise.
Aside from the obvious attractions of the ocean and coastal strip, the Gold Coast is perhaps less well known for its exceptional national parks that offer world-class bushwalks, ancient rainforests, glowworm caves and cascading waterfalls.
Head to the humbly named 'Best of all Lookout' in Springbrook National Park for a sensational outlook that includes views across the Gold Coast hinterland and south to Byron Bay. Once done, be sure to head to nearby Lamington National Park.
Sitting atop the McPherson Range, Lamington National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Heritage Area which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. With stunning views, awe-inspiring walks and ancient Antarctic Beech forests, it's a must-see for anyone visiting the Gold Coast.
With so many things to see and do in the Gold Coast, you'll never want to leave.
~ Qantas Frequent Flyer members who make the booking will earn 10,000 bonus Qantas Points on Holiday Packages arriving into Gold Coast Airport booked through qantas.com/holidays from 12:01am (AEST) 25 July 2021 until 11:59pm (AEST) 7 August 2021 for travel until 10 July 2022. This bonus offer is only available once per booking and is in addition to the standard earn of 3 points per A$1 spent on the total package value. Qantas Points will not be earned on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Points will be credited within 8 weeks of hotel check-out. In addition to the total package points earn, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Holidays flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.