Southeastern Queensland has a lot of things to offer for both its locals and guests. Gold Coast, for example, is home of some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, incredible nature and wildlife, fantastic theme parks, vigorous night life, charming bistros, cafes and restaurants. If you’re travelling to southeastern Queensland with your family, then this page is for you, as it will feature the most important things you need to learn around the city, including Gold Coast family accommodation.
Gold Coast Facts You Need to Know
Located South East of Queensland, Australia, the Gold Coast is a city that boasts a long and beautiful coastline. It stretches all the way from the southern end of Logan City down to Tweed Heads in New South Wales, which is around 60 kilometers, and in to the Hinterlands of Lamington, Springbrook and Tamborine National Parks. It is estimated that around 10.5 million people visit the city each year.
The coast is only 30 minutes away from the award-winning restaurants, world-famous art galleries and majestic coastal views and holiday rentals all over the city. The Tamborine Mountain for example, has lots of wineries, while Springbrook has breathtaking waterfalls and pools. Lamington National Park is a must-see rainforest, with great walking trails and has its own waterfalls as well.
It’s a Family Friendly City
A trip to this city will not be complete without a visit to one of the many world-famous theme parks. Most families who visit the city visit theme parks like Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild and WhiteWater World. This explains perhaps why many family accommodation Gold Coast deals come with trips to either one of these parks. Each theme park has its own target market, but they cater to all age groups. If you want to expose your kids to nature and learn to love wildlife, then you can visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – it’s a place where kids can go up close and personal with koalas. You can even cuddle and feed the cute koalas.
To have the best time in the Theme Parks, make sure you avoid school holidays. Theme parks in the Gold Coast can get really crowded during holidays, and can be impossible for families to enjoy. Also, exploring the parks and riding their rides can be taxing for the kids, so make sure you have a day of rest between parks to let your body recover fully for the next adventure.
It’s a Haven for Surfers
Like most of Australia’s coastline cities, the Gold Coast is also widely known for its wonderful beaches and surf spots. Many Gold Coast family accommodations are centered in enjoyment of the beach. There are 35 patrolled beaches to choose from. And while there are more than 35 beaches in the Gold Coast, some can be really dangerous, so make sure to only surf and swim between the flags.
Surfer’s Paradise for example, is a world-famous surfing spot in the Gold Coast. It houses almost 20,000 visitors per day, and it is home for the city’s hottest night life. Many family accommodation guests spend time in this spot for beach-time. The beach itself is a paradise for people who are looking for a good time, as there are lots of bars, clubs and malls around.