Sure, the Gold Coast has glitz and glamour, sky high buildings, and chances are that you'll probably run into Warwick Capper at some stage - but there's so much more to the Gold Coast than what you may think. If you're planning a trip to the home of the 60km stretch of beach for Crafted Beer & Cider Festival, but not sure on what else to do while you're here, check out our guide to exploring the Gold Coast.
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THINGS TO DO
Whether you're a beach bum, adventure junkie, nature seeker or the ultimate foodie, there's bound to be a few things to spark your interest in this list of 100 Things To Do On The Gold Coast. And for those with champagne tastes on a beer budget, check out this list of 20 (almost) free things to do on the Gold Coast.
WHERE TO STAY
Each of the different precincts across the Gold Coast all have a different vibe (it's all about the vibe, man.). So whatever your jam, you know you can find your perfect piece of paradise.
Along the stretch of the coastline - Surfers Paradise puts you in the thick of the action for shopping and clubs; Broadbeach will give you dining, shopping and entertainment at your doorstep; both Burleigh Heads & Nobby Beach are super chill with uber trendy bars; and Currumbin, Tugun & Coolangatta are all prime spots for a more relaxing getaway.
There really are hundreds of options from hotels & resorts (budget and lah-de-dah), caravan parks, self-contained apartments, with lots of options also on Airbnb. There's also the option to head hinterland to find retreats, glamping and other epic camping spots. Check out this guide for some great suggestions on accommodation options.
WHERE TO EAT
Love a good brunch or consider yourself a foodie? Here's a great hit list of the best restaurants broken down by the different precincts across the Gold Coast. Just make sure you pack your stretchy pants...just sayin'.
HOW TO GET AROUND
Depending on where you want to head to on the Gold Coast, here's how can get yourself from point A to point B.