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Gold Coast: Your Holiday Must-Do List

With winter drawing in, Queensland’s Gold Coast becomes a popular destination. The Gold Coast, Australia’s sixth largest city and the second largest in Queensland, is a real surfer's paradise due to the unique combination of superb beaches and hot weather.
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If you’re also planning Queensland holidays, here are a few must-do ideas for this festive season.

Hit the Beach
Ask any surfer and they will mention the world-class waves of Kirra, Broadbeach and Main Beach. Try snorkelling and scuba diving off Main Beach to explore the wreck of the Scottish Prince and visit the artificial reef off Narrow Neck. For lovers of the extreme, it may be interesting to get close to morays, wobbegong sharks, guitarfish, trevally and turtles from Kirra Beach. Those who are not into surfing and diving can relax at numerous beach cafes, restaurants and shops.

Get Close to Nature
You can hand feed tropical birds in the sub-tropical rainforests of the McPherson Range and picnic in Lamington National Park alongside ancient trees and native wildlife. Visit the Witches Falls, Cameron Falls, and Cedar Creek Falls in Tamborine Mountain National Park and the magnificent Natural Arch in Springbok National Park.

Taste Delicious Wine
Don’t leave without checking boutique wineries on the Gold Coast Hinterland Wine Trail. Here, you can try unique gourmet delicacies and boutique wines that are 100% Gold Coast. Premium Australian wines, international beers, macadamia coffee, local cheeses, and hand-made confectionary are just the tip of the iceberg.

Amusement and Theme Parks
If you’re a cinema fan, visiting Warner Bros Movie World and Dreamworld is a must. Here, you can see films being made, get some thrills at the Lethal Weapon rollercoaster or take a scenic helicopter flight. Enjoy feeding seals, swimming with dolphins and meeting polar bears at Sea World.


Go Shopping 
The Gold Coast boasts some great shopping locations such as mega malls including Pacific Fair, Paradise Centre, Harbour Town, and Marina Mirage. Remember to wander the evening arts and crafts markets located in Cavill Avenue and check the works of local artists at the Tamborine Mountain Art and Craft Market.


Party All Night Long
Experience the rich nightlife of the Gold Coast by joining a party boat and taking a gondola to cruise its numerous canals. The city’s nonstop nightlife is complemented by a festival for every month of the year.

To cut a long story short, there are myriad reasons for visiting the Gold Coast this holiday season. Get ready for the best attractions of Queensland and ongoing buzz.

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