One of my favourite places in Australia is the 6th biggest city in the country – the Gold Coast. It is a perfect town for living and vacation. The city reminds me a lot of the American city of Miami. The main beach area is also divided by water from the mainland and it has a long and wide beach line with all big hotels around that makes me feel like I am in Miami. But Gold Coast is even better because it is calmer and with more amazing parks around. You can reach the town with a direct flight, because it has own airport or with a short 1-hour drive in South of Brisbane – the main city of Queensland state in Australia.
Gold Coast has amazingly beautiful and long around 60 km beach line with nice golden sands where you can enjoy your perfect vacation on the sea. The sun is also there more than 280 days per year, which makes the town a paradise destination. The locals like sports, so you can see many of them, no matter the age to run on the boardwalk early in the morning. On different places on the beach, you can play beach volleyball, soccer or rugby. If you love surfing, the Gold Coast is a great place for it. You can enjoy 3 different world surf championships on Rainbow Bay where is also the famous Snapper Rocks danger point, a surfing school and wonderful clubs you can relax. The waves there are the best for a surf.
Gold Coast is famous with many themes and amusement park which are around 30. If you have kids or you love adventures, it is a great destination for having fun. Some of the best amusement parks I would recommend are the largest theme park Dreamworld, Australian Sea World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Australia’s largest TreeTop Adventure Park at Tamborine Mountains. There is so much fun and wild Australian experience to explore rainforests, to feed kangaroos, lorikeets and koalas and try high adrenaline zip lines. Also, there are few water parks for kids where they can enjoy the hot sunny days.
Playgrounds and green parks in the town
One of the things you can do in the Gold Coast and not spend so much money is to explore and relax in the green park zones in the town. There are many parks next to the boardwalk and the beach and they are fantastic places to meet with friends for a beer or just to see how the locals are enjoying their time there, having parties, barbeques or even children’s parties. I saw some of them and it was amazing. People are playing different groups sports or just relaxing on the grass and watching the hundreds of colourful parrots flying above them. The Council made special BBQ places there, which every morning a special team is cleaning and always there are restrooms for all the visitors in the park. It makes the town really nice, clean and wonderful for a vacation.