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How to Spend a Weekend Away on the Gold Coast

imageEveryone needs to take a break every now and then. For many, the Gold Coast is the obvious getaway destination because it has so many activities for the whole family, regardless of age. Theme parks, beautiful beaches and countless shopping malls (just to name a few) are all popular activities that visitors enjoy during their time on the Coast.

Regardless of where you’re coming from – Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, or even further afield, you’re sure to have a fantastic holiday weekend on the Gold Coast. For this post, we’ve rounded up our favourite things to do at this holiday hotspot, but you should also look to local publications such as Inside Gold Coast for more ideas and recommendations!

Thrills and Chills

Start the day on a positive note and get your blood pumping at one of the Gold Coast’s many active arenas. The region long list of attractions that visitors and locals of any age would love, including (but not limited to!) trampoline parks, adventure flights, mini golf and go karting. In addition, the Gold Coast is famous for its theme parks, and Sea World, Dreamworld, White Water World, Movie World and Wet’n’Wild are all popular amongst thrill seekers.

Chow Down

You’re sure to be hungry after an exciting morning. Surfers Paradise has an extraordinary spread of dining options that includes everything from cute cafes to hearty steakhouses, fine dining to Italian. The Marina Mirage is particularly popular for its selection of upmarket restaurants that are perfect for a more intimate lunch or dinner. For an equally delicious, but more relaxed experience, check out the local surf clubs for casual dining with stunning waterfront views.

Shop ‘til You Drop

You can’t go home without a few souvenirs! Many cities these days have a variety of markets to visit, and the Gold Coast is no exception. On Friday and weekend evenings, the beachfront in Surfers Paradise is brought to life with the smells, sights and sounds of the Night Markets. During your visit, you should also check out shopping outlet Harbour Town to grab a stylish bargain from one of its boutique stores.

If you can fit all of these activities into your weekend away, you’re sure to have an amazing time on the Gold Coast. Better yet, you’ll have even more to explore the next time you visit!

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