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Gold Coast Attractions: Things You Should Not Miss in Your Lifetime

Gold Coast prides itself of being the tourism capital of Australia. Living up to its name, Gold Coast attractions are numerous and beautiful. Each of the tourist destination offers all that you can possibly experience in such a spot.

Heads

Gold Coast attractions include some heads that are popular, such as picnic grounds and fishing spots. Fishing or boating can be best experienced in the heads. Two of the most popular are Tweed Heads and Burleigh Heads; both are excellent in their own genre. The best of Tweed Heads may come in the form for house boats, which tourists can rent for a day or more. These boats are in various sizes and are usually well-equipped with the latest navigation technologies and basic home amenities. Also, for those looking for accommodations on solid ground, a lot of Gold Coast apartments can be found near the vicinity. Meanwhile, Burleigh Heads proudly showcases its natural beauty through its national park, which was named after the place. The beaches are also well-known for the many Norfolk pines that provide shade for picnics and other activities. These heads are both known as good surfing spots.

Beaches

Gold Coast was aptly named for its approximately 70 kilometres of golden beaches. Therefore, majority of the Gold Coast attractions are beaches. Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, and Coolangatta Beach are perhaps the best among the golden beaches of South East Queensland's playground. Main Beach got its name from simply being the main beach in town frequented by tourists and locals alike for surfing. Surfers Paradise is a favourite among tourists. This might be attributed to this area being the center for activity even at night. Also, aside from the 3-kilometer beachfront, it is also home to numerous restaurants, bars, and shopping centres. Moreover, the Gold Coast accommodation such as apartments near and around Surfers Paradise offers tourists a private but luxurious place to stay.

Of the three beaches mentioned, perhaps it is Coolangatta Beach that holds the most appeal for tourists who are there for relaxation and a worthwhile vacation, away from the hustles of city life. High-rise buildings are far from this beach, and thus, accommodations lean more to the beach styles such as resorts and beach cottages. Coolangatta Beach is often described as the most beautiful beach in Gold Coast.

Theme Parks

Theme parks are also one of the major reasons why tourists visit Gold Coast. Sea World is a huge (25 hectares) marine park located on the northernmost part of Main Beach. Warner Brothers' Movie World and Wet' n' Wild Water World are best explored with the family. This is made easier by the fun pass that allows the user to a whole-day visit at each of the parks mentioned. It is best to plan your trip around this pass if you want a good tour of the theme parks because it is only valid for 5 days from the first visit to any of the parks.

Entertainment

Beaches are not the only things that Gold Coast can offer. In the expansive area of Broad Beach stands the popular Jupiter Casino. Also, shows and musical entertainment are frequently offered by the cultural centres around Gold Coast.