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Gold Coast Travel Guide

The capital of Tuscany, Florence is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. Historically, Florence is considered a birthplace of the Renaissance and it is filled with Renaissance palaces, churches and it is home to some of the most famous art works in the world.

Gold Coast is one of the most built-up resorts in Australia, attracting over 10 million visitors a year. It is dominated by skyscrapers and the theme parks, and together with the busy nightlife, make this a very lively city.

Gold Coast has over 57 kilometres of sandy beaches, including South Stradbroke Island, The Spit, Surfers Paradise, Mermaid Beach, Nobby Beach, and Tallebudgera Beach making the area very popular with surfers. The beaches are watched over by Australia’s largest surf lifesaving service, and the Queensland Shark Control Program is in place to protect surfers from sharks.  

Aside from the beaches, Gold Coast has many lively attractions. Adrenaline Park lives up to its name with exciting rides like the bungee trampoline. Thrill-seekers can also visit Dreamworld for fast rides and rollercoasters, and Wet n Wild for a variety of water-themed rides and features. 

If you want to get away from the theme parks and tall buildings, you can get back to nature in one of the Gold Coast’s national parks. The small Burleigh Head National Park is a peaceful setting for walking. If you want to watch the wildlife, visit Lamington National Park, or watch the birds in Springbrook National Park. 

As you’d expect in a resort of this size, there is no shortage of restaurants, bars and clubs. For a special night out, you can enjoy your dinner while taking a romantic gondola ride.  

If you think you’d enjoy a visit to this fun-filled resort, have a look at the other attractions in our free travel guide, available for download here.  


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