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Enjoy the Gold Coast's white sandy beaches and have some fun at the theme parks – Sea World, Warner Bros Movieworld, Dreamworld and Wet'n'Wild. Sample the Carrara markets and perhaps grab a bargain or two. Indulge in world class shopping, fine restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.
Dreamworld is the largest theme park in Australia with everything from heart pumping thrill rides to the very gentle kids rides, then keep the fun going at Movieworld. Splash into the water rides at Wet'n'Wild, or get an up-close view of the creatures that call the ocean home at Sea World.
Get back to nature and walk through world heritage listed rainforest, cuddle koalas and feed kangaroos at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Revive in the cool temperatures of a magical world of tropical rainforests and mountain villages and follow well marked walking tracks to natural swimming holes and glowworm caves.
Find out more at Destination Gold Coast.
Getting to the Gold Coast
Located in the south east corner of Queensland, just above the NSW North Coast, the Gold Coast consists of 70 kilometres of coastline with 42 kilometres of beaches. It is about 60 kilometres from Brisbane and 850 kilometres from Sydney.
The Brisbane XPT and Casino XPT run daily from Sydney to Casino with connecting coaches to the Gold Coast.
Getting around the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is serviced by regular trains, buses and ferries and there are several taxi and car hire companies. Bus tours are also available to all major regional destinations.