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About the Gold Coast
Known as Australia’s favourite playground and just an hour's drive from Brisbane, the Gold Coast is a sought after holiday destination providing a comfortable sub-tropical climate and some of the best beachgoing on Australia's east coast.
But the Gold Coast has more than the beach to offer with a varied dining scene and rainforest walks just 90 minutes from the golden sand of Surfers Paradise. With over 80 kilometres of inland waterways and the local broad water leading into Moreton Bay, you can also quickly getaway from the busy waterways and luxury waterfront homes for a more relaxed pace.
The Gold Coast has extensive waterways and that's what has earned it the title of Australia’s favourite playground for boaties. The mild, year round sub-tropical climate is ideal for exploring Horseshoe Bay or testing your fishing skills up Tiger Mullet Channel. Alternatively you can moor at Marina Mirage and take in some great shopping before heading down to the southern end of the Gold Coast for some relaxed luxury in places such as Broadbeach, Miami Beach and Burleigh Heads.
You'll never be short of great options for breakfast, lunch or dinner on the Gold Coast. There are a number of long-established five star restaurants along the waterways of the Gold Coast such as Vibe Waterfront Restaurant on Hope Island or House of Siam at Marina Mirage. Venture a little further south along the coast for laid back local favourites like seafood destination The Fish House at Burleigh Heads, some of the best Asian specialties at Mamasan in Broadbeach or the quintessentially Queensland Balter Brewing Company in Currumbin.
The Gold Coast is best discovered by boat, and so the vast array of bays and beaches on The Broadwater alone could keep you occupied for days, searching for the perfect spot for a swim and a nap in the sun. But don't stop there, island hop to destinations such as Wavebreak Island for great snorkelling and South and North Stradbroke Island for sandy beaches, dunes, wildlife and walking tracks. The Gold Coast is best discovered by boat, so you'll always have somewhere new