Queensland's tourist mecca

Bright, bold and bronzed, there is nothing subtle about the Gold Coast and that's precisely why people love it. When the sun sets, the Gold Coast comes alive with restaurants, bars and nightclubs full of revellers who take TGIF very seriously. Surfers Paradise, oozes energy and excitement – from backpackers to glamorous locals, everyone is up for a party on the Glitter Strip. After a leisurely sleep in, continue your Gold Coast holiday at Broadbeach or Main Beach for world-class surfing and beachfront markets on shore. Broadbeach is slightly quieter than its glitzy neighbour, boasting some of the best fine dining in the region. Contact Flight Centre today to arrange your Gold Coast accommodation to stay in the heart of the action.

Gold Coast: Surfers ParadiseSurfers Paradise

Whether you are travelling with family or are young at heart, the Gold Coast's theme parks will keep your spirits high on a weekend away. From big names like Sea World, Movie World and Dreamworld to the lesser known Wax Museum and Ripley's Believe it or Not!, there are plenty of amusing, adrenaline-pumping and obscure attractions to keep you entertained. Complete your indulgent Gold Coast getaway with a spot of retail therapy at the Harbour Town outlets followed by dinner and a show at Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant or the Australian Outback Spectacular.

Gold Coast: CoastlineGolden Coastline

While the Gold Coast is fast-paced and frivolous, you don't have to travel far for a bit of quiet time. Watch the high-rises disappear in your rear-view mirror as you head for a romantic weekend escape in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Reaching to the border of New South Wales, the Hinterlands include stunning national parks and charming bed and breakfasts nestled in the rainforest-covered mountains. Spend a day exploring artisan galleries, local markets and boutique wineries, topping it off with unbeatable panoramas at Mount Tamborine.

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