Renowned for its sunny subtropical climate, popular surfing beaches, and active nightlife Gold Coast has a wide variety of attractions, 35 miles of stunning coastline with some of the most popular surf breaks in Australia, which pretty much means in the world. They don't call it Surfer's Paradise for nothing, and it's no exagegration.
Other well known seaside destinations include South Stradbroke Island, The Spit, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Nobby Beach, Miami Beach and Duranbah beach - one of the world's best known surfing beaches. From the Gold Coast, day-trips to one of the nearby national parks can be easily made. Springbrook, in the mountains, offers great hiking trails through the rainforest, excellent views of the Gold Coast, and the entire trip can be done in one day from Surfers Paradise.