One of the most spectacular wildlife sanctuaries of the country, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a heritage zoological garden. Home to a diverse variety of fauna and flora, the sanctuary allows visitors to experience Australian wildlife closely. Opened initially as a bird sanctuary, the park's major highlight remains the Rainbow Lorikeet feeding where flocks of these vibrant birds are fed by the visitors. It also houses one of the largest walk-through aviaries of Southern Hemisphere where visitors can see birds soaring freely. The sanctuary also houses lemurs, red pandas, kangaroos and saltwater crocodiles. The park's attractions like mini-train rides and bird feeding have made it a popular tourist destination.
As the name might suggest Surfers Paradise Beach is the prime destination for surfers. One of Australia's most popular tourist destinations, this beach is visited by thousands of tourists every-year. This 3 kilometer (1.86 miles) stretch of golden sand acts as a confluence between an urban and natural setting, with the picturesque city skyline to one side and the horizon on the other. Constantly busy with a multitude of swimmers, joggers and surfers, a day spent at this beach is guaranteed to be a fun-filled one for the whole family.
Burleigh Heads Beach, located in a Gold Coast suburb sharing its name, is a popular spot for swimming, surfing and soaking up the warm Australian sun. The location gets a steady breeze, which makes Burleigh Heads Beach an ideal destination for kite surfing and sailing when the weather permits. Sports fans can watch surfers ride waves or watch cricket matches, which are often held at the beach's headland known affectionately as "The Point." Families spend the day swimming, or go for walks along the magnificent beach, and spend time making castles in the sand. Several top-notch restaurants on the beach offer a memorable oceanfront dining experience.
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.
Towering above the city, the SkyPoint Observation Deck offers a 360-degree panorama of the city's landmarks and the crystal blue ocean along with breathtaking views of the Gold Coast. One of the most romantic attractions, it gives a glimpse of the twinkling, active city even post sunset. The highest point in the building is often scaled by thrill-seekers and those looking for an adrenaline rush. A sleek glass tower with a pointed top, the building stands proud and tall in the Gold Coast skyline.
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.
Close to Gold Coast, right in the heart of Burleigh Heads, Black Hops Brewing has been appeasing craft beer lovers with some delicious ales churned out right from its barrels. Three close friends who started out Black Hops share a common passion for craft beer and have indeed established a strong footing in the country's thriving craft beer scene. Beach House Ale remains one of their most popular products, as it brings the Saison-inspired beer made with a local twist.
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.