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Stories and Tips Gold Coast

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Surfers Paradise

Written by LenR on 25 Jul, 2010

Surfers Paradise is a suburb on the Gold Coast. The suburb has a population of around 20,000. Colloquially known as 'Surfers', the suburb has many high-rise apartment buildings and a wide surf beach. The feature of the central business district is Cavill Mall, which runs…Read More

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The Beach

Written by LenR on 25 Jul, 2010

It was the beach that first brought the Gold Coast into prominence and it is still one of the highlights for many visitors. Whether it’s for a stroll at sunset, beach fishing at dusk, a leisurely swim, an adventure packed scuba dive or even if…Read More

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Gold Coast Transport

Written by stomps on 20 May, 2006

Since Brisbane has a relatively decent transport system, in which you can get pretty much anywhere you need in the city given enough time and a propensity to change modes of transport (given it's not past midnight, in which case you’re screwed), I was amazed…Read More

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About the Gold Coast

Written by Radisson on 10 Aug, 2006

You can fly to either Gold Coast Airport (located 30 minutes from Surfers Paradise by car) or Brisbane Airport (50 minutes from Surfers Paradise by car) and transport from there can either be via taxi, rental, bus or limousine. Pre booking airport transfers is almost…Read More


Written by Nic James on 07 Dec, 2004

This is the best thing about the Gold Coast! Pacific Fair is absolutely huge -- a fantastic place to shop, where you have quite a lot of big-brand shops -- Myer, Kmart, Target, Kohls, Toys R Us, the Nike shop -- lots of jewellery shops, shoe…Read More

Sandy Point Beach Resort

Written by Christelle D on 04 Nov, 2004

There's something for everyone at Sandy Point Beach Resort. Sandy Point Beach Resort offers a wide range of activities and resort facilities for all to enjoy. Units are spacious, with all necessary amenities; however, I would strongly recommend venturing out to the resort grounds, where the…Read More

Gold Coast whips up a storm

Written by jansamoo on 17 Nov, 2004

After a hideous, extended home renovation, my sister-in-law and her family were desperate for a break, so we gave them a guest voucher for a week's holiday 'somewhere in Australia'. Although availablity was limited when they went to book, they happily chose Cedar Lakes, a…Read More

Clubbing in Paradise

Written by Becky Jane on 17 Mar, 2004

Clubbing in Paradise Many people visit Queensland’s beautiful Gold Coast for many reasons: miles of golden sandy beaches, world-class theme parks, unlimited shopping, and total relaxation. But for younger visitors to the Gold Coast, the abundance of nightlife is reason enough to visit and return time…Read More

Markets to visit

Written by Chrissy1 on 15 Mar, 2004

The coast offers many markets along the coast, you can find any type of souvenirs, locally made arts and crafts, or at Bilinga markets they have great hand-painted pottery or alot of aboriginal artifacts. Everyone loves a bargain, so be prepared to do some walking get…Read More

Fun in the Sun

Written by Chrissy1 on 09 Mar, 2004

If you’re looking for a few days of action, you have come to the right place. Get yourself a couple of theme park tickets and hang on for the time of your life. First, right in the heart of Surfers Paradise, visit Australia’s coolest theme…Read More

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