Tamborine National Park, Gold Coast hinterland Mt Tamborine National Park, Gold Coast hinterland – Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Gold Coast Sights & Attractions

The Gold Coast offers a wealth of sights and experiences from 35 patrolled beaches that sit close to action-packed theme parks to World Heritage-listed rainforests and championship golf courses, including the following…

Greenmount Beach, Coolangatta, Gold Coast


Cycle or walk along the Oceanway, a 36km network of pathways that stretches along the beaches from the Gold Coast Seaway (The Spit) to the Point Danger Lighthouse (Coolangatta).

Take in the glorious sea views from Point Danger, Greenmount (photo), 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.

Dreamworld, Gold Coast

Gold Coast Theme Parks

The Gold Coast is Australia's theme park capital.

Check out the fastest, the longest, the highest and the most exciting thrill rides in the country – along with unique wildlife experiences and top-notch entertainment.

You'll find it all here: from Dreamworld (photo), Sea World and Warner Bros. Movie World to WhiteWater World and Wet'n'Wild Water World

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.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Get up close and personal with colourful rainbow lorikeets, just one of the more than 1400 native Australian animals that live in this natural bushland and rainforest setting.

Hold a tray of food for wild rainbow lorikeets that flock here by the hundreds twice a day for feeding at 8am and 4pm.

Read more about the Currumbin Wildlife Sancturay

Lamington National Park, Gold Coast

Gold Coast Hinterland

Discover this cool, green region only a 30-minute drive from the golden beaches and bright neon lights of the Gold Coast.

Drive along backcountry lanes through pretty canyons into quiet highland valleys with scenic lookouts.

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.

Read more about the Gold Coast hinterland

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Latest update: Gold Coast Attractions: 18 November, 2018

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