The Gold coast is one of Australia’s favorite playgrounds and one of Queensland’s most populated areas. After a visit to this eastern coastal city you will know why it is held in such esteem by locals and visitors alike.
Located under an hour south east of Brisbane, the most obvious draw are the stunning beaches that supply entertainment and relaxation to visitors all year round. Over 70km of stunning coastline offers travelers the opportunity to not only soak up the atmosphere of beach life but also find their own piece of paradise .
Another great attraction is whale watching. Between the months of June and October it is estimated some 10,000 whales pass through the Gold Coast.
However, the sea’s delights are just part of Australia’s love affair with the city. From the bustling center’s great bars and restaurants to the natural wanders and tranquility of South Stradbroke Island just minutes from the center, there truly is something for every travelers.
Exploring Queensland like a local – Apartment Rentals on the Gold Coast
Queensland’s Gold Coast has many accommodation options in the city. More and more travelers are seeking alternative accommodation as they seek to avoid the tourist traps and the bubble that surround the hotels, limiting their experience of the city. Wimdu provides visitors the chance to find their perfect accommodation in more localized areas of Gold Coast. These holiday apartments are available to rent all year round and provide a more comfortable, individual and altogether affordable stay. Steer clear of the expensive business districts and find cheaper apartments with nicer views and more homely surroundings.
Holiday rentals in Gold Coast come in all shapes and sizes and to suit all budget needs. If you are looking for something a bit more exclusive check out our classy villas in Gold Coast. These often come equipped with a pool and are usually right by the best beaches.
Did you know ?
- Unsurprisingly the Gold Coast has been identified as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.
- The gold coast is home to the largest sub-tropical rainforest remnant in the world.
- The Gold Coast is home to the largest concentration of themed attractions in the Southern Hemisphere.
- It is one of Australia’s fasting growing cities with the population estimated to increase to around 633,972 by 2021.
- The Gold Coast has some of the country’s best wildlife and is home to Home to 34 species of amphibians, 71 reptiles, 72 mammals 25 fish and 323 birds.
What to see and what to do.
Beach Life: There are over 30 designated beaches in Gold Coast all patrolled by lifeguards and divided between swimmers and surfers. Averaging a temperature of 22 degrees, the water is perfect for swimmers and those interested in water sports. Popular beaches include Mermaid Beach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. Hardcore surfers should head for The Spit, Burleigh Heads or Snapper Rocks, home to the Quicksilver Pro. If you are with children and looking for more of a secluded beach away from the surf, head to Tallebudgeera Creek.
Theme parks:- The gold coast is the mecca of theme parks in Australia. Before you go, look into the various amounts of discounts available online. The most popular theme parks are:
Whale watching: During Gold Coast’s winter months over 10,000 humpback whales pass through the seas around the city. Many tour companies offer you the chance to witness this migration up close. This once in a lifetime opportunity allows you to witness some of the most powerful and magnificent animals in the world in their natural habitat and anybody who tries this will not be disappointed.
The best view: To get a wonderful vantage point over the spectacular Gold Coast area, visit the Q1 Building, the second highest vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere. Offering wonderful views of the stunning hinterlands, the coastline, the rest of the city and beyond up to Brisbane, The Q1 is one of the most visited buildings in Queensland
Hinterlands: Known as the ‘green behind the gold’, the Gold Coast hinterland is home to three national parks, mountains ranges, creeks, spectacular waterfalls and rock formation all covered in intense rainforest perfect for supporting natural life. Take a bus tour to see the very best sites such as Tamborine Mountain, Springbrook, Numinbah Valley and the Currumbin Valley s. But make sure you get off and explore them on foot.
The Gold Coast Airport known locally as Coolangatta Airport, is towards the south of Gold coast in Coolangatta. The city is also accessible from the larger Brisbane airport just 70 minutes’ drive North-West of the city. Despite its recent growth most of the city’s main attraction and beaches are easily reachable on foot. Making it easier to select holiday accommodation. You can therefore choose a rental villa or holiday apartment with the amenities that suit you and not have to worry about the proximity to the city’s highlights. If you want to explore the wider region a car rental will be a good idea, although bus do operate a good service to the major highlights such as the hinterlands and the northern beaches.