Aerial view of the Gold Coast skyline © Tourism Australia

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland © Tourism Australia

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Surfer runs into the ocean with a surfboard on a beach in Surfers Paradise © Matt Harvey/Tourism and Events Queensland

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland © Matt Harvey/Tourism and Events Queensland

Top tip

Pick up Australian designer clothing at Pacific Fair mall, which has an entire precinct dedicated to local creatives.

Couple lounges by the pool at Palazzo Versace hotel on the Gold Coast © Destination Gold Coast

Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, Queensland © Destination Gold Coast

Surfers at North Burleigh beach with a view of Burleigh Headland in the distance © Nathan Prostamo/Tourism and Events Queensland

North Burleigh, Gold Coast, Queensland © Nathan Prostamo/Tourism and Events Queensland

Did you know?

Just south of the Queensland border is the food-focused New South Wales Tweed region – a popular stop for many Gold Coast visitors.

Couple at viewpoint looks out over the beach at Coolangatta © Matt Harvey/Tourism and Events Queensland

Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland © Matt Harvey/Tourism and Events Queensland

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Family views the rainforest from a skywalk platform at Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk on the Gold Coast © Tourism Australia

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Gold Coast, Queensland © Tourism Australia