Gold Coast Towns
The Gold Coast is a 70km stretch of rolling surf and sandy beaches that stretches from South Stradbroke Island in the north to Cabarita in the south. From the mountains to the sea, you’ll be amazed by the Gold Coast's magical beauty and diversity. The beaches are popular throughout the year and when the sand and the sun gets too much, you can jump in a car and escape to the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland.
Here you will find information on the towns along the Gold Coast strip as well as some information on the Gold Coast Hinterland.
- Coolangatta / Currumbin / Bilinga / TugunCoolangatta is situated at the southern end of the Gold Coast and it is home to some of the area's pretiest beaches. Located at the mouth of the Tweed River, just a 30 minute drive from Murwillumbah and Lamington National Parks. Currumbin, Tugun and Bilinga are also situated at the southern end of the Gold Coast.
- Main BeachMain Beach is at the northern end of one of the Gold Coast's most popular walks. The historic Main Beach bathing pavilion is worth a stop offering timely refreshments. There are also several dive sites in the area including the wreck of the Scottish Princes.
- Burleigh HeadsBurleigh Heads is nestled beneath the beautiful Burleigh Headland National Park. The beach is protected and offers fantastic views north to Surfers Paradise. Burleigh's tubular surf is famous around the world and its host to international surfing contests. Echo Beach, just south of the headland is a great place for a picnic.
- BroadbeachBroadbeach has a fantastic parkland adjoining it that has playground equipment and great picnic facilities. The Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club is located at Broadbeach and it hosts the annual Australian Surf Lifesaving Titles. The streets are lined with trendy al-fresco cafes and other eateries. There are some good craft markets on the first and third Sunday of every month.
- Surfers ParadiseSurfers Paradise is a popular spot for families with its perfect swimming beach. There are nearby cafes and shopping areas including the Paradise Centre which is situated on Cavill Avenue, the main shopping street. There are excellent night markets on every Friday night.
- SouthportSouthport is recognised as the Gold Coast's Central Business District. Southport also has a selection of shopping malls, boutiques, cafes and restaurants and is sheltered by the Broadwater Spit overlooking the Broadwater and South Stradbroke Island.
- Gold Coast HinterlandThe Gold Coast Hinterland is a sub-tropical paradise that makes the area one of the most biologically diverse regions in Australia. There are a number of National Parks within the hinterland's densely forested McPherson Range making it a paradise for walkers.
- Gold Coast Accommodation - A comprehensive guide to accommodation on Australia's Gold Coast including hotels, motels, resorts, self-contained apartments and holiday units.
- Gold Coast Visitor Information - This section of the web site provides general visitor and tourist information about the Gold Coast including links to more information.
- Gold Coast History - A brief look at the Gold Coast's colourful history from a no go zone in 1874 to a popular vacation resort area of international standards today.
- Gold Coast Markets - A guide to the weekly markets in and around Queensland's Gold Coast region. Includes times and contact details for market organisers.