Springbrook National Park is a Gold Coast nature haven. An expansive land, it is comprised of ancient volcanoes, sparkling waterfalls, rolling hills, and undisturbed wilderness. Several rare bird and animal species live in the park. Giant Brush Box and Springbrook Leatherwood are some of the rare trees spotted here. Animals like koalas, possums and the endemic Richmond Birdwing Butterflies are found in the park, Home to over 100 bird species, unique birds like yellow tailed black cockatoo and satin bowerbird have attracted ornithologists and birdwatchers. Kid-friendly trails through the park lead to dramatic lookout points and quaint spots to enjoy a quiet picnic. Springbrook National Park offers stargazing adventures like no other, with spectacular Milky Way views painted across a cloudless, ink-black sky.
Cavill Avenue can be described as Gold Coast's premier shopping and lifestyle destination, a potpourri of upscale retail establishments, restaurants and leisure outlets that come together to offer one of the finest city experiences. Nestled at the foot of a hotel, it boasts of top-end brands. Moreover, open-air dining outlets make it an all-round spot for indulgence and recreation.
Take a tour of the Ripley's Believe It Ot Not! Surfers Paradise in the busy shopping strip along Cavill Avenue and get enthralled with its strange exhibits that involve mysteries, magic, illusions and, bizarre and incredible facts. Weird and wonderful attractions include the Tibetan skull, shrunken heads, toilet paper dress, a life-size model of the world's tallest man, spinning tunnels, and more. From the fantastic to the fantastical, this museum will enthrall and intrigue you. Open on all days, this museum is a must visit for those who like to explore the unknown.
Established in 1987, Left Bank Gallery is a fabulous stop for art lovers whenever in Southport. Comprising of a printing studio for fine art, framing section, a workshop space and an exhibition gallery, it is not only a place to view great contemporary artworks by renowned artists as well as upcoming ones, but also a spot for anyone interested in procuring art to decorate their homes and offices. They also do wall mural printing and make custom wallpapers. Their beautiful gallery has an ever changing display of artworks that are engaging. Drop in to frame that priceless painting, scan an artwork, or just browse through their gallery.
Urban Paradise is an artist run gallery and a platform for upcoming artists to showcase their works and learn the nitty-gritty of the business. The brainchild of Frederic Berjot, a French artist, this not-for-profit space has an eclectic roster of artists from the Gold Coast. From graffiti to installation, Aboriginal to sculpture and more, their exhibitions are engaging and fun.
Established by art connoisseur Terri Lew in the year 2008, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace is a thriving gallery in Mermaid Beach. Founded with an aim to provide a platform for upcoming artists, this Gold Coast gallery exhibits works by a number of artists. Also, one can find an array of genres on display like Street Art, Urban Art, Realism, Abstract and Pop Art. Occupying a remodeled stockroom, 19 Karen is spread over 380 square meters (4090.29 square feet) and well-retains its original character in the heart of an industrial area.
The Village Theatre is located in Marina Village and is managed by the local community. After minor refurbishments over the years, the venue is host to a number of dance and theater performances by local groups, along with music concerts, fashion shows, conferences, meetings and much more. You can get in touch with the local management for more details about the venue.
Expressive Ground is an open-air venue that hosts variety of events throughout the year. Art exhibitions, live music concerts, community workshops and similar events are held here. Given its peaceful surroundings, local artists and performers find this place ideal for hosting their art projects and concerts respectively.
Queensland's Gold Coast lives up to its name as a beachfront paradise. One of the most-visited tourist destinations on the continent, this city boasts a 57-kilometer (35-mile) coastline, featuring some of the best surf breaks in the world. Explore its pristine beaches and visit myriad theme parks, nightclubs, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Local attractions include Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The Q1 residential building is the highlight of Gold Coast’s panoramic skyline, which itself serves as a testament to the city's world-class infrastructure.
Labeled as one of the state's foremost modern and fine art exposition spaces, Gallery One lies in the heart of Southport. Home to some of the most acclaimed art works by celebrated Australian painters who have participated and won prestigious art competitions like Sulman, Wynne and Archibald. Various artworks at Gallery One showcase the vibrant culture and history of Gold Coast, even as some fine works by famous artists like Paul Haggith, Craig Ruddy and Aaron Kinnane are also on display here. The gallery also aims to provide a thriving platform to the country's emerging artists by featuring an exciting events and exhibition program.
The Gold Coast's Central Business District, today Southport is a hub of industry and entertainment. The roots of this suburb lie in the early 19th Century when it was known for its lively entertainment venues and historic pier. Today this bustling area is a must visit for its shopping, dining, and recreational spots like the Broadwater Parklands and the Aquatic Center. A seaside destination that's stood the test of time, Southport is a blend of modernity and history that welcomes you to explore and discover its natural beauty and hidden gems when you visit Gold Coast.