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Five Things to do in Gold Coast

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Gold Coast Surfers Paradise - Photo Courtesy Khortan

Gold Coast is one of the most popular getaways and beach destinations in Australia. Below are five most popular things to do in Gold Coast.

Surfers Paradise - Here guests Ride the world-class waves of Broadbeach, Kirra and Main Beach, where afterwards one can trawl the shops, cafes and restaurants of Cavill Avenue. There are diving sites around as well.

Lamington National Park - Swim in crystal clear rock pools, picnic on a scenic peak and hand feed tropical birds in the lush sub-tropical rainforests of the McPherson Range. Visit Cameron Falls, Cedar Creek Falls and the Witches Falls in Tamborine Mountain National Park,. Discover the spectacular Natural Arch – a waterfall cascading through the roof of a cave that also holds Australia's largest glow worm colony - in Springbok National Park.

Dreamworld - Get your thrills in a theme park - Swim with dolphins, feed seals and meet polar bears at Sea World, where you can also brave rides like the mysterious Bermuda Triangle or the thrilling Corkscrew rollercoaster. At Dreamworld there are number of water based rides and experiences. Guests also like to experience hundreds of multi-coloured mountain parrots in Currumbin Sanctuary and kangaroos and emus in Fleays Wildlife Park.

Shopping - Wander the evening arts and crafts markets in Cavill Avenue or check out the designer stores along Orchid and Elkhorn Avenues. Do a one-stop-shop in one of the airy mega malls lining the Gold Coast, including Pacific Fair, Harbour Town, Paradise Centre and Marina Mirage.

Nightspots and events - Soak up the heady atmosphere of Cavill Avenue, where every night is a weekend. Then join a party boat from Surfers Paradise or cruise the canals of the Gold Coast in a gondola. Hop between restaurants, friendly pubs, upmarket bars and buzzing nightclubs in Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Coolangatta-Tweed. Enjoy burning rubber and daredevil acts during the Indy 300, Queensland’s biggest party, in October.

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