Choose from 35 patrolled beaches that sit close to action-packed theme parks, World Heritage-listed rainforests, championship golf courses and a huge range of shopping and nightlife options to suit all budgets and lifestyles.
Blessed with a year-round sunny climate (averaging 24°C to a high of 30°C), the Gold Coast offers honeymoon couples a vast expanse of pristine beach boasting serious surf action, al fresco dining, outdoor adventure activities and a range of festivals and events.
Hike through rugged mountain scenery past tumbling waterfalls, subtropical rainforest and rare flora and fauna in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed reserves of the Gold Coast hinterland.
Wannabe surfers can attend a surf clinic and learn the basics of form and technique.
Between June and November, experience the thrill of seeing majestic humpback whales on their annual migration past the Gold Coast beaches.
Several whale watching cruises depart from Main Beach. In March, watch athletes compete in the Quicksilver Pro-Surfing Competition and the Surf Life Saving Championships.
Thrill to the Gold Coast Indy car race in October, but steer away from Surfers Paradise in Mid-November if you don’t want to find yourself in the middle of the end-of-school-year celebrations known as Schoolies Week – thousands of high school graduates from across the country converge on Surfers for a week of hard partying.
Take in the glorious sea views from Point Danger, Greenmount, Kirra Point, Elephant Rock, Currumbin Ridge or Burleigh Heads.
The track passes through a number of leafy beachside reserves, with a range of facilities including showers, barbecues and playgrounds.
You'll find it all here: from Dreamworld, Sea World and Warner Bros. Movie World to WhiteWater World and Wet'n'Wild Water World…
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Tip: If you plan to spend a few days on the Gold Coast and want to visit several theme parks, check out the range of great-value multi passes available.
Hold a tray of food for wild rainbow lorikeets that flock here by the hundreds twice a day for feeding at 8am and 4pm.
At an altitude ranging from 500m to 1000m, savour the clean, crisp air as you explore national parks on foot or bike, spot wildlife and sample locally made wine at several boutique vineyards.
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Latest update about this honeymoon destination: 9 February, 2017
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