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Gold Coast Sights and Landmarks Guide, Australia


Gold Coast boasts of numerous attractions that make tourists stare in wonder. It is home to sandy and pristine beaches, world-class theme parks, and interesting museums. One could even interact with incredible animals at a wildlife haven or stroll at a breathtaking national park. All this and more could only be found in the wonderful city of Gold Coast.


The Surfers’ Paradise is a fantastic beach that is close to several cafes and shopping centers. Travelers could have a relaxing swim here and also enjoy other ocean activities. Broadbeach provides a vast pedestrian shopping district just outside the actual beach and there is a children’s playground and charming fairground rides that operate all year. Echo Beach is a fun place to have a picnic or one could also head off to the secluded beach and barbecue area, wherein people could take their lunch under the pine trees. Kirra Point is perhaps the most famous beach in Gold Coast. This is where the Billabong Pro surfing competitions happen. Coolangatta is where one could find the loveliest beaches. Greenmount Beach is known for its gentle waters where even little ones could play safely.

Theme Parks

There are numerous theme parks in Gold Coast. The Warner Bros. Movie World is a movie theme park, complete with exciting rides as well as parades of well-loved stars and comic book characters. Dreamworld is where one could find thrilling rides and endless roller coasters. There are also choices for kids such as an interactive playground. One could even take a peek into the fabulous set of the Big Brother Australia.

Wet 'n' Wild is the leading water adventure park in Australia. With an assortment of educational shows, displays, and ride. Sea World brings to life the wonders of the earth’s oceans.

Animal Adventures

When guests visit Australia, they want to see the wildlife. Aside from Sea World, another attraction that lets visitors get close to the animals is the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. It showcases over 1,400 exotic native animals found in their natural environment. Paradise Country offers a farm tour to familiarize visitors with some tame and intriguing animals. One could even cuddle a koala here.

National Parks

Lamington National Park offers one of the biggest Australian rainforests. It has more than 170 species of flora and around 38 varieties of fauna, plenty of which are unique to Gold Coast. Springbrook National Park has 3 separate regions and each of them has their own features. Its 3 distinct areas are Springbrook Plateau, Natural Bridge, and Mt. Cougal.

The Tamborine Mountain National Park is a collection of 9 national parks. Its 4 biggest parks namely Cedar Creek, Witches Falls, The Knoll and Palm Grove, all have sheltered picnic areas and stunning walking tracks.

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