Lying in Queensland, Gold Coast is the state's second most populous city and one of Australia's most popular vacation destinations. Its 35-mile coastline is filled with many Gold Coast hotel resorts that cater to soaking up the sun and surfing the big waves. The most popular beach-oriented choices include Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Flagstaff Beach, Burleigh Heads, and Rainbow Bay.
Dominating the subtropical skies are numerous high-rises, which include many upscale accommodations. In the heart of the downtown area, you'll also find upscale shops, fine dining, a vibrant nightlife, and Gold Coast cheap hotels.
Discovering Gold Coast Treasures
It's not all beaches and buildings though--a very unique area, Gold Coast is filled with meandering waterways flowing from a rain forest locality west of the city and out into the sea. This provides ample opportunity for boating, tours of lavish waterfront homes, fishing, kayaking, and more that is close to most hotels in Gold Coast.
There are more than 40 golf courses, countless spas, and six major theme parks to enjoy in this vacation paradise as well. Many plan their stays at Gold Coast hotels around its slate of annual events and festivals, such as the Big Day Out concert series, the Gold Coast Indy 300 race, or the unique 1950s inspired Wintersun Festival.