BROADWATER AND MORETON BAY
The Gold Coast has 70 kilometres of coastline and 446 kilometres of canals and tidal rivers. Southport's Broadwater and South Moreton Bay make Australia's largest expanse of calm water, and you can swim and surf safely all year at 35 patrolled beaches.
The Gold Coast earns its name as theme-park capital of Australia, with 21 themed attractions and heart-thumping thrill rides at four major parks. The parks will introduce you to Australia's unique animals and marine life, as well as tigers and polar bears!
SHOPPING TO YOUR HEART'S DESIRE
The Gold Coast has 3,500 shops, open seven days a week, and an average eight hours of sunlight a day to shop in. Beachside retailers and huge shopping centres stock colourful fashions and gifts, and 20 markets flourish on the beachfront and hinterland.
TOP FAMILY ADVENTURES
The Gold Coast has long held its
reputation as a top family destination, with 25 themed attractions and safe,
clean white beaches. Its wildlife sanctuaries are ideal for children, with
pleasures as simple as feeding the birds or patting a kangaroo.