It’s safe to assume any place named Gold Coast has to be a beautiful seaside location. Australia’s Gold Coast may be best known for its tropical climate and surfing beaches, but not too far inland there’s also a rainforest. Yes, beach, sun and rainforest all in one place. Few places in the world can boast such an assortment of relaxation dreams.
Gold Coast is actually a city in southwest Queensland, just a bit further south than Brisbane. It is home to some of the world’s best surfing beaches. The rainforest and Hinterland are less than an hour from Gold Coast city, making it possible to surf and hike in one day!
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IF YOU GO: Australia’s Gold Coast City is also a popular movie location, so don’t be surprised if you run into some movie stars in the sand. Many blockbuster and Bollywood films are shot on location in the Gold Coast region. Gold Coast holidays are popular with a young crowd (great night life) and families, over 10 million people visit each year.