A comprehensive guide to Gold Coast: the theme park capital of Australia


Gold Coast is served sunny side up with summers that last for a good 250 days of the year. Add to this, gorgeous beaches with powder white sands, azure waters and surf lessons at every waterfront; award-winning restaurants with views of the waves that serve delicious local delicacies and the best of international cuisine; hotels that aim to spoil you with spa treatments based on aboriginal know-how of nature; shopping strips that sport the best of designer labels; and laid-back vibe as well as friendly locals. With all of that you know you’ve struck gold! But wait, there’s more. Gold Coast is also referred to as the ‘theme park capital of Australia’. This state boasts plenty of parks with something to appeal to all ages. Dismiss it as ‘just for kids’ and you’ll miss out on loads of fun—from the fastest, biggest and scariest parks, to ones where you can pose with your favourite stars, to rides which will have you drenched to the bone, toattractions that involve hugging a cuddly koala, feeding a little Joey or coming face to face with an intimidating Bengal tiger. Whatever your idea of fun, even if you thought it was impossible to experience, Gold Coast makes it come alive.

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