View over main beach with the Gold Coast skyline in the distance © Tourism and Events Queensland

Gold Coast, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Trevor Hendy’s guide to the Gold Coast

Waterfall along the Warrie Circuit at Springbrook National Park in Queensland © Destination Gold Coast

Warrie Circuit, Springbrook National Park, Gold Coast, Queensland © Destination Gold Coast

Top tip

Head south to Duranbah Beach (nicknamed D’bah) on the edge of New South Wales and Queensland, for a locals vibe and consistently strong waves. 

Couple paddleboards next to Palm Beach in Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Palm Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Burger being served by the Social Brew at Burleigh Heads in Queensland © Social Brew Burleigh

Social Brew, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland © Social Brew Burleigh

Surfers Paradise sign next to the beach at the Gold Coast in Queensland © Destination Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland © Destination Gold Coast

Top tip

Grab a Mega Pass for discounted entry to some of the Gold Coast’s top theme parks, including Wet ‘n’ Wild, Movie World and Sea World.

Pacific Fair shopping centre at the Gold Coast © Destination Gold Coast

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland © Destination Gold Coast

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Surfers Paradise beach at the Gold Coast © Destination Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland © Destination Gold Coast

Children interact with dolphins at Sea World on the Gold Coast in Queensland © Sea World

Sea World Dolphin Adventures, Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland © Sea World