Australia’s Gold Coast, the most iconic holiday destination, utterly dedicated to sun and surfing, and the city makes itself pleasurable for its visitors. Take a glimpse from afar, and it appeared to be a make-believe city once there are shimmery high-rises in the ocean. Besides, it is outrun by a booming youthful spirit and remarkable beauty.
Make a refreshing escape from bustling life to pristine sand, countless epic surf breaks, heartbreakingly hazy sunsets and pleasant water temperatures. Once you start to delve a little deeper, you can weave serenity through the concrete jungle of Surfers Paradise and across ancient rainforests.
Gold Coast is speckled with the legendary beaches, magnificent waterfalls, and natural swimming holes that refreshes your mind and soul. So, plan your travel route and book a flight from Sydney to Gold Coast to be in a peaceful nirvana. Scroll down to go further into the details of the place –
How To Get Around
Depending on which route you’re looking forward to, traveling around Gold coast can be both easy and hard. Whether you take the assistance of Flights, Buses, Light Rail System, Taxi or Car Rental, all have different routes to take you there.
For convenient travelling, you can choose a flight from Sydney to Gold Coast which makes you reach there in just two hours. The Gold Coast International Airport located in Coolangatta gives convenience on air travel to visitors. Traveling around Gold Coast is simple, you can walk and cycle to the areas of Gold Coast and connecting neighbourhoods as they’re densely built.
The city also has a newly-constructed Light Rail System that follows the Gold Coast highway and takes passengers to all the key tourist spots. There are more alternatives to get around the gold coast by waterways like water taxis or by renting a car.
You can also seek help from the transportation and information desk outside the international arrivals terminal.
Where To Stay
Whatever your budget, you’ll surely find an accommodation that suits your needs. There is a gamut of hotels to apartments to ocean-side accommodations with breath-taking views, mountain villas, and beautiful swimming pools.
If you want to be right in the heart of the city, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach are the places. These places come into a prime zone for public transport for easy access to travel around the city.
There are sure chances of finding an eclectic mix of cafes, shops, restaurants and bars in Southern Gold Coast. Although, Labrador and Hope Island have a sizeable array of accommodation offering panoramic views in Northern Gold Coast.
In Central Gold Coast, private getaways are available throughout the whole of Springbrook and Mount Tambourine. And, the hinterland is providing luxurious, eco-friendly and romantic stays to the visitors.
What Is The Weather
Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate with three hundred sunny days a year.
Summer (December–February): The average temperature is 21 – 28.4°C wherein the month of February is the wettest and short. In these months, humidity is high and tropical storms are frequent in the late afternoon and early evening.
Autumn (March–May): Nights are cooler in these days with the average temperature of 18 – 25.7°C. But, still, water temperature is high enough to swim.
Winter (June–August): Winters are sunny and dry with clear skies and cold nights along with the average temperature of 12.5 – 21.5°C.
Spring (September–November): Days are dry but windy with average temperature range from 16.9 – 25.4°C and mild tropical evenings.
December experiences the most extended hours of daylight whereas June has the least hours of a day. If we talk about humidity, it rarely drops below 65%; otherwise, it climbs up to 75% in summers.
Plan your trip from Sydney to Gold Coast accordingly, and don’t forget to pack the sunscreen to protect yourself from solar UV radiations.
Places To Visit
The Gold Coast is inherited with incredibly beautiful beaches, rainforests, villages, and beachside suburbs. Let’s see what’s more to explore-
Surfers Paradise: A seaside resort is known for its high-rise skyline and the Gold Coast’s entertainment and tourism centre. It has always been an entertainment playground for world-class nightlife and international events.
The place is bustling throughout the day with walkers, cyclists, and skateboarders. It also offers beachside shopping, dining and great nightlife to experience.
Gold Coast Hinterland: Known as the green lungs of the Gold Coast. Here, you’ll discover vineyards, waterfalls, and wonders such as Springbrook National Park’s Natural Bridge.
Lamington National Park: The most extensive subtropical rainforest in the world, is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. It is built in the late 1930’s; the area is peppered with beautiful waterfalls, 160 kilometres of walking trails.
Broadbeach: Broadbeach is ‘Broadie’ for the locals. It is surrounded by beautiful beaches, parks, weekend markets, weekday yoga classes with best gourmet delis, bistros, and brasseries. So, enjoy some classic Aussie beach culture at Broadbeach!
Spots To Eat And Drink
The Gold Coast is renowned for its sophisticated dining that offers some serious food choices to the visitors.
The Fish House: Located at Burleigh Heads looks like a simple brick diner that elevates fresh Australian seafood. And even you can add a caviar course for real decadence.
Kiyomi: This Japanese eatery attracts a lot of buzzes which offers two menus- binchotan (white charcoal) and grill menu feature lamb chops with plum wine and eggplant, while the small plate menu features grilled octopus with green sauce and watermelon.
Mamasan Kitchen + Bar: It is a charming Broadbeach eatery that offers mix and matches Asian dishes with a modern touch. It also serves wagyu beef bao with kimchi mayo, Singapore chili crab, Thai sticky pork cheeks, and matcha pannacotta.
Room81: It takes you on a culinary journey from two to nine courses. Start with French Onion Soup followed by a dish- Roo is kangaroo prosciutto with native chutney and saltbush. The other dish is- Black Pig pairs pork jowl with variations of cabbage to get into the taste. For a sweeter tooth, there is lemon myrtle, lime, and bitters. You can also have Tea and Bikkies that showcases chamomile, cocoa, and passionfruit flavors.
So, what’re you waiting for, book a flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast from Bookafly, and be an explorer with a keen eye!